Open source CRM software SugarCRM made what I consider a whopper of an announcement today at its SugarCon Conference - a customizable SugarCRM application for the iPad.
Features of the application included a quick view display to see the most urgent opportunities, important contacts and upcoming meetings. A Customizable Modules Screen wnables users to drag-and-drop their favorite modules to organize the app according to their needs. Data synchronization is also available so keeping contacts and other information synced between the iPad and the cloud will be possible.
“We’re pleased to announce a native application of Sugar on the iPad,” noted Larry Augustin, CEO, SugarCRM. “The ultra-portability and groundbreaking iPad user experience that is made possible for us as a web-based business by Appcelerator fits perfectly with the extensible SugarCRM architecture that can scale across multiple platforms. We believe that our mobile workforce customers will benefit greatly from the enhanced capabilities that this new platform offers.”
Perhaps the most interesting part of this announcement is that SugarCRM used Appcelerators Titanium open source platform for building the iPad applications. This will enable SugarCRM to port its application to other mobile platforms including Android and Blackberry by using a single Titanium codebase.