Southeastern Pennsylvania's health insurer Independence Blue Cross (IBC) has selected Kony Solutions as its mobile application platform to reach a wider audience at lower overall development and maintenance costs.

According to Kony Solutions, its Platform Write Once, Run Everywhere technology will enable mobile deployment across more than 9,000 mobile smartphones/tablets/kiosks and operating systems.

The technology will allow IBC to develop robust mobile solutions for members, providers, and business partners irrespective of the type of device that is used.

KonyOne delivers both native applications and mobile web (HTML5 and non-HTML5) across phones, tablets, kiosks and desktops.

The technology also provides native support for all seven operating systems including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, Java ME, Symbian, webOS.

IBC developers will begin training on the Kony Studio, a proprietary Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for rapid development and deployment of mobile applications.

IBC director of eBusiness Michael Yetter said the Kony Platform lets the firm to create mobile web applications as well as native apps and provides with a standardized platform across all of business units.

Kony’s Healthcare and Life Sciences division general manager and vice president Aaron Kaufman said the platform will enable IBC to provide its clients with a mobile experience, including additional functionality, ease-of-use and access to certain crucial services.