Liferay Portal 6.2 takes aim at mobile
This week, Liferay announced an update to its open source portal product at the Liferay Symposium North America in San Francisco. The update focuses on easing the transition to mobile devices.
The new release concentrates on making it easier to produce content and then distribute it across multiple channels, a challenge that most organizations are facing today. With Liferay, content will display in the correct fashion automatically regardless of the device, making it simpler to test content across devices. Administrators can define rules for how content displays across different device types should you require more fine-grained control over the display.
What's more, the new version includes a mobile software development kit that helps developers build custom apps with built-in Liferay portal functionality, which could produce some intriguing results.
The changes have been designed to make Liferay Portal more relevant in a changing environment. It's clear that the web is just one component of a content delivery strategy now and that mobile devices are playing an increasingly important, and in some instances central, role.
When you consider that many parts of the world are accessing web sites strictly from mobile devices, it becomes even more important and explains why some companies have shifted to a mobile first strategy.
Liferay CEO Bryan Cheung said in a statement that businesses need to be able to communicate with customers across multiple channels and this tool is designed to help make that happen with a focus on helping enterprises understand and reach their customers across mobile, web and live contexts
The latest version will available some time in the fourth quarter this year.
For more information:
- see the Liferay press release