Rhomobile is a company building an open source framework for business mobility solutions. This framework provides a new approach to mobile application development, that offers a comprehensive, modern, highly adaptable, and low cost solution for today’s smartphone app developer.
Tomorrow, Rhomobile will be announcing Rhodes 1.2 with support for push data on BlackBerry (and iPhone). The news is thanks to RIM making the push API’s available to developers, thereby imbuing BlackBerry applications with the power to instantly synchronize data.
– 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
One of the complaints I hear from developers in the BlackBerry space, is that the BlackBerry development platform has fallen behind its competitors, in its ability to develop applications fast and with minimal overhead. While this is true in the consumer space, the development platform also provides a framework to develop robust applications that can service the most complicated of enterprise needs. Rhomobile could be just the framework needed to bring consumer application development up to par with the rest of the industry, while also giving enterprise a much needed boost of productivity.