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Moscrif – Cross Platform Mobile Development with JavaScript

by Abel Avram on  Nov 16, 2012 4

Moscrif is a cross-platform mobile development environment built on a custom virtual machine. Although this platform provides access to native device functionality, the programming language is a customized version of JavaScript.

Nokia Donates Mobile Runtime for Java Applications (JRT) to the Symbian Foundation Under EPL

by Charles Humble on  Jul 28, 2010

Nokia has re-licensed its Mobile Runtime for Java Applications (JRT) under the Eclipse Public License (EPL). The Symbian Platform, still by far the largest smartphone OS, was itself released under EPL in February.

Developer Perception on Mobile Platforms Survey Results

by Abel Avram on  Jul 14, 2010 3

Vision Mobile has published the Mobile Developer Economics 2010 and Beyond report, containing the results of a survey across +400 developers working on the most important eight mobile platforms. The survey shows what platform the developers prefer, what is the installed base and number of apps per platform, time needed to learn and debug on a platform, and others.

Mobile Ruby Roundup: Rhodes 2.0 now MIT Licensed, JRuby on Android with Ruboto

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 04, 2010

Mobile Ruby developers get a new version of Rhodes: the 2.0 release brings many new features, and also puts the framework under the MIT license. іPhone developers will be glad to hear Rhodes apps are being accepted into the AppStore. Also: Android developers and users can use JRuby with Ruboto and Ruboto-IRB.

Silverlight for Mobile Platforms – the Current Status

by Abel Avram on  Mar 30, 2010 1

Microsoft seems to be pushing Silverlight into a cross-platform web application framework for mobile devices. Silverlight is already available for Windows Phone 7 and Symbian^1, and it seems it is being also ported to Android and iPhone.

Rhodes 1.5 Allows to use Ruby to Write Apps for Smartphones - and now the iPad

by Mirko Stocker on  Mar 29, 2010

Rhomobile has released Rhodes 1.5, the Ruby based, cross-platform, smartphone app-framework Rhodes. InfoQ asked Rhomobile CEO Adam Blum whether we still need native apps when we have HTML 5?

PhoneGap Brings Cross Platform Development Back to Mobile Platforms

by Werner Schuster on  Feb 22, 2010 1

PhoneGap allows to build cross platform mobile apps with HTML5 and Javascript; it has APIs for accessing camera, accelerometer, GPS, etc. The code is packaged into native apps which can be deployed via app stores. PhoneGap support includes iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Symbian and Palm. InfoQ talked to one of the creators of PhoneGap, Brian LeRoux of Nitobi, about the current state of PhoneGap.

Is Symbian’s Open Sourcing Too Late?

by Abel Avram on  Feb 10, 2010 2

The Symbian Foundation announced their intention to open source the Symbian platform almost 20 months ago. While some consider this as an important move for the most deployed platform in mobile devices, others think that it is too late.

Rhodes 1.0 Coming up, RhoHub beta

by Werner Schuster on  Mar 19, 2009

The Rhodes framework brings Ruby to many smartphone platforms, Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, iPhone and with the upcoming 1.0 release Android. We talked to Adam Blum of Rhomobile about what's coming in the 1.0 release, real world applications using Rhodes and the new RhoHub service.

Rhodes Brings Ruby Apps to iPhone, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry

by Werner Schuster on  Dec 16, 2008 3

Rhodes, an open source toolkit, allows to write Ruby client applications for mobile phones, currently the iPhone, Windows Mobile and RIM BlackBerry. By bundling a version of the Ruby runtime, it even gets around the restrictions of the iPhone, and also gets access to GPS, and other features. We talked to Adam Blum of Rhomobile about the technology behind Rhodes and how to write apps.

Mobile Ruby Roundup: Symbian Ruby 1.9, Android, JME, iPhone and Mono

by Werner Schuster on  Nov 23, 2008

A port of Ruby 1.9 is now available on Symbian. We take a look at other options for running Ruby on mobile devices, from JRuby on Android or JME to IronRuby on the iPhone with the aid of Mono.

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