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Rhomobile Announces Rhodes 1.2 With Support for Push Data on iPhone and BlackBerry

Rhodes Support for Push on iPhone and BlackBerry Enables Powerful Enterprise Smartphone Application Development

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhomobile today announced Rhodes 1.2 with support for using push to enable "instantly synchronized data" on iPhone and BlackBerry devices. Rhodes now uses the iPhone 3.0 SDK push APIs and the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Push APIs to allow immediate updates of important application information to users' smartphones. The Rhodes framework allows developers of all levels to utilize their existing HTML skills to create robust native applications for leading smartphones including iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Symbian and Android.

"The Rhodes smartphone application development framework provides us with powerful tools to create robust, cross-platform native applications," said Dan Turchin, CEO of Aeroprise, a leading provider of Mobile Service Management applications and Rhomobile ISV. "The addition of push data capabilities in Rhodes 1.2 allowed us to add alerting features to our application such as customized, real-time notifications when network outages occur. Building on Rhodes minimizes our time to market and helps us deliver innovative solutions that give mobile employees a competitive advantage."

The Rhodes smartphone application framework reduces development costs by up to five times by enabling developers to code native smartphone applications in 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, PIM data, and camera.

Rhodes Features:

  • Allows developers to write apps in HTML and simultaneously build as native 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
  • Full access to device capabilities: GPS, PIM contacts, camera
  • Allows users to work with synced local data for rapid access and ease of operation when disconnected or offline

Availability and Pricing

The Rhodes framework is available at http://github.com/rhomobile/rhodes/tree/master

Rhodes offers flexible pricing options suitable for a range of smartphone application efforts: providing low cost options for the enterprise to enable their mobile workforce and encouraging entrepreneurial innovation. Rhomobile offers dual license models - under GPLv3 for open source apps and commercial licensing options for enterprises and Independent Software Vendors.

About Rhomobile

Rhomobile Inc. offers the world's leading open source framework for business mobility solutions. 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 RhoHub are registered trademarks of Rhomobile, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.

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