Rhomobile Rhodes Smartphone App Framework Wins Fukuoka Ruby Award Grand Prize

Rhodes Allows Ruby Developers to Rapidly Create Native Apps for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian

Jan 21, 2010, 10:11 ET from Rhomobile

CUPERTINO, Calif., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhomobile today announced that Rhodes, the company's Ruby-based native smartphone app development framework, has been awarded the Grand Prize for the 2010 Fukuoka Ruby Award. Adam Blum, CEO of Rhomobile will accept the award in a ceremony to be held on January 29 in Fukuoka, Japan. The Fukuoka Ruby Award was created to promote business activities using the cutting-edge Ruby programming language, raise public awareness of the growing software industry in Fukuoka and to contribute to the expansion and utility of the Ruby language around the world.

Built from the ground up to leverage the iPhone and other smartphones in the enterprise, the Rhodes smartphone application framework reduces development costs by up to five times by enabling developers to code native smartphone applications in Ruby and HTML instead of in Objective-C or other complex native device operating system languages. While providing the productivity benefits of web programming, Rhodes' unique framework allows for the creation of native mobile apps that take full advantage of device capabilities such as GPS, audio and video playback, PIM data, native mapping and camera.

"Rhodes was created to allow Ruby developers to use their skills to rapidly build powerful native iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Symbian and Android executables, said Adam Blum, CEO of Rhomobile. "Being named the Grand Prize winner for the 2010 Fukuoka Ruby Award is an exhilarating honor for our company and we hope that it will encourage Ruby developers to use their skills to jump in to the exploding mobile application market."

Rhodes Features:

  • Built from the ground up to leverage smartphones in the enterprise
  • Allows developers to write app interface in Ruby and HTML and simultaneously build as native apps (not web apps) for all smartphones
  • Supports iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Symbian and Android
  • Makes developers five times more productive for even a single smartphone OS
  • Support for Push Synchronized Data on iPhone and BlackBerry
  • Allows users to work with synced local data for rapid access and ease of operation when disconnected or offline
  • Full access to device capabilities: GPS, audio and video, PIM contacts, native mapping, camera


The Rhodes framework is available at http://rhomobile.com/products/rhodes.

Tutorials and other documentation can be viewed at http://wiki.rhomobile.com

About Rhomobile

Rhomobile Inc. offers the world's leading only open source framework for enterprise mobility. Founded in 2008 by a team of Silicon Valley veterans, the company's award winning software has hundreds of active developers and is ideal for independent software vendors, system integrators and enterprises of all sizes. 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. Rhomobile, headquartered in Cupertino, 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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