Appcelerator, a platform provider for rapidly developing native mobile, desktop, and iPad applications has signed an agreement with PayPal to offer a fully integrated mobile commerce offering called Titanium+Commerce to over 8 million PayPal merchants in the first half of 2011.
Titanium+Commerce, available in beta starting today, makes it easy for any merchant to rapidly build cross-platform mobile applications that harness a full set of commerce capabilities using existing Web skills and technologies. Merchants and online businesses can rapidly extend into mobile commerce by enabling the purchase of real and virtual goods, services, and content from smartphones, tablets, connected TVs, and other devices.
“Appcelerator is already the number two Apple App Store publisher because they enable rapid mobile innovation,” said Osama Bedier, PayPal’s vice president of platform, mobile and new ventures. “I’m excited to be working with them to bring that innovation potential to mobile commerce, which I believe will one day be bigger than e commerce.”
Titanium+Commerce will initially consist of an integration of PayPal’s Mobile Payment Library on top of Appcelerator’s Titanium development platform. Both companies are also working to expand their capabilities to include a broader range of integrated commerce capabilities, including, and transaction analytics and other joint integrations. A demonstration of Titanium+Commerce is now available and will be made available in early 2011 as ready-to-use templates for any merchant to easily customize with their own branding and inventory.
Over 77,000 developers have used Appcelerator’s Titanium platform to build 5,000 mobile and desktop apps, up from just 100 at the start of this year. The current pace exceeds 1,000 new applications per month and the company is now the second largest publisher of applications on Apple’s App Store.
“The strong support we are seeing from our venture investors and eBay, together with Appcelerator’s rapid growth clip, underscores the market need for sophisticated, yet easy-to-build applications that run on any platform,” said Jeff Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator. “Appcelerator will continue to expand our platform offering across the major operating systems and devices and to enable developers to easily integrate value-add commerce, location, social, advertising, and enterprise capabilities into their applications.”