IBM i (AS400) & Multi-Platform Web Development

Rapid development of RPG, PHP & Node.js web & mobile applications

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What Websmart can help you to achieve:


Easily Produce Rich Web Apps

Any web or mobile app you can think of can be created with WebSmart. Initial client and server side code generated via templates.

Deliver Web Apps on Mobile

Easily create functional web apps for all the popular mobile platforms to bring your application to users’ on-the-go, including standard UI.

Create Web Services

Request and receive data from other servers and parse XML documents or JSON strings by creating web services.


Rapidly develop IBM i (AS400, iSeries, Systemi)) and multi-platform RPG, PHP and Node.js web and mobile applications using WebSmart template-based development tool. Developers now have a way to create initial client and server side code for web and mobile applications - and customise them in the Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

RPG programmers will find the transition to web development smooth, as WebSmart has been developed with them in mind. Leverage your investment in your IBM i by easily integrating existing RPG code.


“We were able to put together an entire online ordering process using WebSmart. It took about half the time that it took a web development firm with a staff of about five programmers doing a similar project.”

Quadion Corporation


Programmers have flexibility: WebSmart can create IBM i or multi-platform applications (including Linux, UNIX and Windows) over DB2, MySQL, Oracle or MS SQL data.

Always be mobile–ready, using WebSmart to develop apps for iOS, Android and Windows that are equipped with UI features like auto-resizing and touch gestures, right out-of-the-box.

WebSmart is available in four editions depending on your exact requirements:

WebSmart PHP: WebSmart PHP enables RPG, PHP and other programmers to develop IBM i and multi-platform PHP web applications. PHP is a hugely popular open source programming language, which is fully supported by IBM and Zend on the IBM i.

WebSmart Node.js: the latest version of WebSmart, developer can now create desktop and mobile applications on the IBM i using open source Node.js. In-built templates generate the initial HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

WebSmart ILE: created with RPG developers in mind, WebSmart ILE eases the transition to web development making it easy to call existing RPG programs and modules so you can fully leverage your investment in the IBM i.

WebSmart Mobile: included with ILE and PHP versions, WebSmart Mobile speeds up the development of mobile web apps by using in-built jQuery templates to generate the initial UI (i.e. HTML, CSS and JavaScript) and server side RPG or PHP code automatically.

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Fresche, BCD Software & Quadrant Software clients include:


Universal Music Group: IBM i modernisation




Kawasaki: IBM i modernisation


Alfa Aesar: IBM i modernisation