EL SEGUNDO, CA – June 2, 2011 – iRise®, the global leader in enterprise visualization solutions, today announced the “iRise iBloc Developer Challenge” contest series, with prize money totaling $20,000. Developers can extend the iRise Enterprise Visualization Platform by creating custom widgets, or iBlocs, that can be leveraged in the iRise Studio modeling environment.

Because iBlocs encapsulate complex logic and interactivity, they dramatically simplify and accelerate the creation of high fidelity visualizations. iBlocs for components such as interactive map, tree, chart, slider, cover flow, and auto-suggest, for example, are already freely available for download at www.irise.com.

"Our goal is to show that these components can be created in a matter of hours or days by a skilled Javascript developer, and, by expanding the library of available components, enable our customers and partners to build highly interactive visualizations in a fraction of the time it previously took," said Maurice Martin, iRise president and COO.

All developers experienced in Javascript and XML are invited to participate and deliver their submissions by July 31st, 2011.

Contest details and trial software are available at www.irise.com/ibloccontest. Winners will be announced by August 31st, 2011.


Enterprise Visualization – Accelerate Business Transformation

Enterprise visualization software from iRise gives business and IT leaders a powerful way to visualize and experience business transformation.  Forward thinking organizations use iRise to visualize the future of their business systems at light speed, accelerating time to revenue with lower cost and improved quality. 

iRise is the only enterprise grade, real-time collaborative software definition platform available today.  With iRise, key stakeholders can “test drive” and experience mission-critical business systems early in the definition process to eliminate confusion and ensure that the right system gets built – the first time.  Best of all, visualizations are assembled in hours, without any coding – speeding up the definition process by ten times over previous methods. With thousands of projects completed successfully, leveraging enterprise visualization has proven to be indispensable for businesses in highly competitive markets:

  • Get to market twice as fast;
  • Eliminate 30% of project cost;
  • Ensure the success of global sourcing strategies; and,
  • Dramatically improve quality and customer experience.


About iRise

iRise is the world’s leading provider of enterprise visualization software for business applications. Visualization has become a critical competitive advantage for businesses to more effectively communicate their needs to technology teams by allowing everyone involved to interact with and fully experience applications before they are built. Companies of all sizes like General Motors, UPS, FedEx, Haworth, Manpower, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and hundreds of others use iRise to “test drive” their applications before development, which accelerates time to market, improves customer experience, and drives cost down. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., iRise is backed by Morgan Stanley, and Deutsche Bank, and has sales offices across North America and in London.

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