Rhomobile Announces Rhodes 2.2

Smartphone App Development Framework Now Offers Bluetooth Capability and Support for Calendar and Android Cloud-Based Push

Oct 14, 2010, 09:15 ET from Rhomobile

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhomobile today announced Rhodes 2.2, the newest version of the cross-platform smartphone app development framework for building native apps for all major smartphones (iPhone, Windows Mobile, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian). Rhodes 2.2 features support for Bluetooth, Calendar and Android Cloud to Device Messaging.

Rhodes 2.2 is free under the MIT license and is available now at: http://rhomobile.com/products/rhodes/

"Rhodes provides developers with a flexible and robust framework for building information-rich applications for all smartphones," said Adam Blum, CEO of Rhomobile. "With Rhodes 2.2 we expand our support of native device capabilities, while making it easy to implement Android's efficient cloud-based push technology."  

Rhodes 2.2 features calendar and Bluetooth support. Now Rhodes developers can write native applications for all leading smartphones, which access and create events in the native device calendar. For geolocation applications, for example, end users can add events, places or notifications direct to their device calendar. With Bluetooth support developers can add another layer of connectivity to their Rhodes apps, providing a power efficient communications protocol to transfer data between other smartphones and hand-held devices.

Rhodes 2.2 also features support for Android Cloud to Device Messaging. By using Rhodes 2.2 developers can write Android applications in HTML, Javascript and Ruby with support for Android's cloud-based push built in. With push support, the server sends requests to receive updated application and user data to the smartphone application. Requests do not require the application to be open on the device, ensuring data is always kept current.

The Rhodes smartphone app framework reduces development time by up to five times for a single OS as developers can use their web development skills and code in HTML, Javascript and Ruby instead of in Objective-C or other complex native device OS language.

Rhodes 2.2 Features:

  • NEW: Bluetooth capability
  • NEW: Calendar support
  • NEW: Support for Android Cloud to Device Messaging
  • EXCLUSIVE: Model View Controller framework
  • EXCLUSIVE: Object Relational Manager (ORM)
  • EXCLUSIVE: Support for Push Synchronized Data on all platforms
  • Hosted build and app provisioning with RhoHub
  • Allows users to work with synced local data for rapid access and ease of operation when disconnected or offline
  • Barcode, signature capture and optimized native styling for all devices
  • Full access to device capabilities: GPS, audio and video, PIM contacts, accelerometer, native mapping, camera, calendar

Availability

The Rhodes framework is free under the MIT License. Rhodes 2.2 is available at http://rhomobile.com/products/rhodes/. Tutorials and other documentation can be viewed at http://Rhomobile.com/docs.

About Rhomobile

Rhomobile Inc. offers the world's leading open source framework for enterprise mobility. Founded in 2008, the company's award winning software has thousands of active developers and is ideal for independent software vendors, system integrators and enterprises of all sizes. Rhomobile offers a comprehensive, modern, highly adaptable, and low cost solution for today's smartphone app developer. Rhomobile, headquartered in San Jose, CA, is a privately held company with backing from vSpring Capital. For more information, please visit www.Rhomobile.com.

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

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