Rhomobile Enables Devs To Create iPhone Apps

Rhomobile announced today that its RhoHub now allows developers to create native iPhone and iPad apps from a Windows-based PC.

The RhoHub hosted service allows iPhone developers to write their application in HTML, Javascript and Ruby instead of in Objective C using the open source Rhodes framework.

RhoHub now allows developers – on Mac, Linux and Windows-based PCs – to create native mobile applications for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Android phones.  With the introduction of iOS build capability, RhoHub provides a way to build iPhone applications without having to install the iOS SDK locally.

Using RhoHub’s hosted build cloud accessible from any web browser developers can write complex, native applications that take full advantage of the iPhone’s capabilities such as GPS, PIM data, geolocation, native mapping, camera, native push and alerts, barcode reading and signature capture.

“Our goal is to allow developers to leverage their existing skills to create powerful native apps that work across all major smartphones,” said Rhomobile CEO Adam Blum.

“With RhoHub 2.0 we introduced the ability to use your preferred local editor while performing hosted builds.  Now developers can use either a Mac or Windows-based PC to create apps for the iPhone, giving developers unrivaled flexibility.”

By Mike Sachoff

Mike is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest ebusiness news.

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