Koombea Announces Availability of Track-r Mobile Application for iPhone

Track-r Enables Product Owners and Developers to Take Pivotal Tracker On The Go

Dec 01, 2009, 11:17 ET from Koombea

CUPERTINO, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Koombea today announced the release of the Track-r application for iPhone, a mobile client for the Pivotal Tracker agile project management tool. Koombea built the Track-r application using Rhomobile's RhoHub and the Rhodes "write once and run on many" framework to build the application on the web and utilized RhoSync providing application users with synchronized data within the application.

"We're excited to see what Koombea has done with the Pivotal Tracker API," said Dan Podsedly, Principal and Director of Engineering at Pivotal Labs. "We built the Pivotal Tracker API to enable developers to build on the functionality of the service and we think that building a mobile version of the Pivotal Tracker application is a great use of the API."

Track-r for iPhone is a mobile client for Pivotal Tracker and was designed to enable product owners and developers to take project tracking anywhere they go. Pivotal Tracker is a free agile project management tool that enables real time collaboration around a shared prioritized backlog. It features velocity tracking, emergent iterations and story-based iterative planning.

"Koombea uses Pivotal Tracker in our every day development environment and we wanted to build an associated application that has sync data capabilities," said Jonathan Tarud, CEO of Koombea. "Rhomobile's RhoHub allows us to build applications in the cloud, without having to download SDKs and the RhoSync server allows us to enable sync data for our app users. The Rhodes framework also enables us to deploy on more than one mobile OS, which we plan to do soon."

Track-r uses Rhomobile's Rhodes smartphone app framework to write native apps for all major smartphones very quickly. Rhomobile's RhoSync allows the Track-r users to sync data to the device allowing users to manage work whether or not there is an Internet or cellular connection available.

"Rhomobile is focused on providing developers with the tools to easily build native smartphone applications for multiple platforms in a flexible environment. We're delighted that Koombea used Rhodes to build Track-r," said Adam Blum, CEO of Rhomobile. "Track-r is an excellent example of how Rhodes and RhoSync can be used to create an application that mobilizes the workforce with synchronized data. Track-r is also more visually appealing and native looking than other issue and project tracking software we've seen for the iPhone. We're already reliant on Track-r to manage our own projects all of which are done on Pivotal Tracker."

Track-r Key Features:

  • Simple, intuitive UI
  • Real-time collaboration
  • Manage multiple projects
  • Create and edit stories
  • Manage your icebox, product backlog, and sprint backlogs
  • RhoSync for offline use

Track-r Application Availability

Track-r is a 1.0 release and is available at the Apple AppStore. It is also open sourced at http://github.com/koombea/Track-r.

About Koombea

Koombea is a full service web shop specializing in concept to launch Agile Ruby on Rails web development for early startups. With teams based in Silicon Valley and Barranquilla, Colombia, Koombea is able to offer exceptional cost advantages combined with the skills and know-how that comes from living and working in the epicenter of the Internet. For more information please visit http://www.koombea.com

About Rhomobile

Powered by a revolutionary approach to mobile application development, Rhomobile offers a comprehensive, modern, highly adaptable, and low cost solution for today's smartphone app developer. For more information, please visit www.rhomobile.com.

Rhomobile and Rhodes are registered trademarks of Rhomobile, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.

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SOURCE Koombea