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    App maker Mendix doubles size in Boston, expands overseas

    In another sign that mobile applications are becoming as important to corporations as they are to smartphone-wielding consumers, a Boston company that makes apps for businesses is doubling its local workforce and opening a new office in the Netherlands.

    Mendix plans to double its workforce to about 40 employees over the next four to five months at its headquarters in the Innovation District, the South Boston waterfront area that is home to a growing number of technology companies.

    Mendix was founded in 2006 in the Netherlands, before relocating its headquarters to Boston last year to tap the American business market. It works with clients, such as Liberty Mutual, to integrate mobile business applications into their existing software system.

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    Mendix chief executive Derek Roos said the growing adoption of mobile technology among businesses is driving the company’s growth.

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    “It’s still very early days,” he said. “Companies are still experimenting with what to do with mobile.”

    Mendix currently has 130 employees worldwide and expects to further increase its local staff next year. The company is also growing overseas with a new office in Rotterdam, its European headquarters.

    Roos said recruiting has become the company’s biggest challenge. Like many other technology companies in Boston, it is looking to hire marketing and sales professionals as well as software engineers.

    Roos would not provide specifics revenue figures. But the firm is reporting that revenues grew by 122 percent last year.

    Michael B. Farrell can be reached at michael.farrell@globe.com.