Google Dart-based Framework for Web & Native Mobile Applications, Rikulo 0.6.1 Now Released and Available

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Rikulo 0.6 series is now released and available for download making some changes of specifications and introducing a few new features.

Rikulo Framework for Web & Native Mobile

Rikulo Framework for Web & Native Mobile

Rikulo 0.6 series is now released and available for download making some changes of specifications and introducing a few new features. For more release information please see here.

Rikulo is a free and open source framework for creating incredible cross-platform web and native mobile applications in Dart & HTML5. Rikulo was officially introduced to the dart community around mid July and has attracted many interests and wide discussions amongst the dart community. Earlier this year, Google’s Dart Team also kindly invited the Rikulo Team to hang out on Dartisans Episode 8 to chat about Rikulo, its philosophy and concepts behind.

Google Dart has brought structured programming to the web allowing code to be run at the client and on the server. Rikulo pushes this philosophy further and place it into the UI for both web and mobile. HTML and CSS are great for websites which contain a lot of textual content and with the advent of HTML 5 and CSS 3, even better features have been introduced. However, when creating complex applications, HTML and CSS can cause more problems than solved due to side-effects raised when creating and updating complex layouts.

Rikulo’s solution is "Structured UI Model" based on the philosophy which states “UI elements should be positioned using coordinates in relation to their parent”. This simple philosophy gives developer's the power they require when laying out components while keeping the implementation simple. This simplicity is the key, shielding developers from any need to interact with the DOM. However, it is also easy for developers to take control over the layout as Rikulo’s View supports HTML markup which means that should you need HTML & CSS capabilities, it is readily available to you.

Rikulo applications can be accessed directly through a modern web browser without any plug-in. Native mobile applications can also be built using Rikulo by accessing the device’s resources transparently achieving offline operation. As Rikulo leverages the technology of Cordova (Phonegap), your application can run in cross-platform operating systems including iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone and others, avoiding the hassle of having to create different sets of code for different systems. One of the major areas in which Rikulo and Dart shines is in the mobile arena where JavaScript is not suited to creating large applications but where HTML & CSS alone are not enough. Combining the structure, simplicity and power of Rikulo and Dart means that developers have an exciting way of creating native mobile applications.

Rikulo’s rigid infrastructure not only makes it really easy to develop an application but also easy in creating a Rikulo component which gives developers more convenience, flexibility and adventure. Rikulo aims to solely provide developers with the easiest and most powerful ways to create applications by bringing structure to your user interface. For more information on Rikulo, remember to visit our official website to check out examples or our latest blog on a sample “TodoMVC” application.

About Potix

Potix Corporation develops and supports ZK, the leading Java based Ajax solution and Rikulo, a framework for creating cross-platform web and native mobile applications in Dart & HTML 5. Innovation is the most driving force behind the growing Potix. Potix delivered the first Ajax framework to support Java and Android phones, the first embeddable Ajax spreadsheet, and the first to synergize the power of pure Java, markup and scripting languages.

ZK has more than 1,500,000 downloads since its first release in late 2005. ZK is deployed by a large number of Fortune Global 500 companies, including Barclays, Societe Generale, Swiss RE, eBay, Roche, Deutsche Bank, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Audi, EMC and Toyota, providing them with the ability to rapidly create rich Ajax enterprise level applications.

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