Red Hat teams up with Samsung on business apps

Open source software company Red Hat announced a new technology platform to simplify and accelerate the development and use of mobile applications and said it was partnering with consumer electronics giant Samsung “to deliver the next generation of mobile solutions” for corporate customers.

The new Red Hat Mobile Application Platform incorporates technology that the company obtained with its $82.2 million acquisition of Ireland-based startup FeedHenry last year. FeedHenry’s software enables business customers to design, develop, deploy and manage applications used by mobile devices.

The partnership with Samsung Electronics America will initially be focused on the U.S. and aims to develop a series of applications that will run on the Mobile Application Platform.

The applications will address tasks such as “business intelligence, field and customer service, inventory management and sales catalog, pricing, ordering and invoicing,” Red Hat said in its announcement.

The two companies will jointly market the apps.