RIM Acquires Ripple Product Developers tinyHippos


In this tutorial, the PhoneGap GeoLocation demo application will be run inside the tinyHippos Ripple Mobile Environment Emulator.

RIM has announced the acquisition of tinyHippos, a company whose product Ripple, allows developers to test and debug their HTML5 apps for multiple platforms from within the browser.

tinyHippos seems like a cool acquisition because RIM is in desperate need of some cool new developer tools to accompany the QNX-powered platform we’re about to start seeing on tablets and smartphones. Not only that, but RIM is increasingly trying to court web developers to bring HTML5 apps to the BlackBerry platform via WebWorks and this acquisition should help with that endeavor.

Read the official announcement over at the Dev Blog.