In 2010, Laurent RibardiĂ¨re (CEO of 4D, the company he founded in 1984) had an intuition:
Very quickly, companies must simplify and rationalize their development process for cross-channel applications if they want to consolidate their strategy for deploying professional business applications.
Such a platform, agnostic in terms of technology, able to integrate any framework, and to integrate into existing enterprise environments would represent considerable benefits for enterprises in terms of productivity and the rationalization of investments.
In 2013, a new version responded to the communityâ€™s needs. The platform hereafter integrated a graphical editor to design interfaces and data models, a server and a framework.
Wakanda had thus just created the first Web RAD (Web Rapid Application Development), capable of generating Web and desktop applications. Developers benefit from a notable increase in productivity by having at their disposal,within a single development environment, the non-specific bricks at the heart of their business such as front-end design and data models in HTML and CSS.
Very quickly, Wakanda decided to integrate technologies like Angular, Bootstrap, Ionic and Cordova in order to offer the first M-RAD (Mobile Rapid Application Development), capable of generating mobile, Web and desktop applications within the same platform.
In January 2015, the 4D group created an independent subsidiary for which it became the sole shareholder. Wakanda ceased to be an R&D lab project and became an autonomous publisher of the eponymous solution.
Wakandaâ€™s ambitions are to become the reference software publisher in the Web & mobile application development platform in France and internationally, responding to the expectations and needs of enterprises: Having a RAD platform for Web and mobile development. With Wakanda, the enterprise can better structure and standardize the development process and implement an " Apps factory."
Wakanda has made 4Dâ€™s successful philosophy its own: Simplify what was previously complex, with the speed and power necessary to compete on all levels, all while offering unequal added value and optimal productivity.
Its mission is to offer its customers a high-performance solution, benefiting from the support of a publisher, to help in the integration and implementation of their digital mobile, Web and desktop projects.