MobiOne Developer 1.0 M4: Create App Store-ready Mobile Web Applications, Experience True Device Behavior on Windows

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Newest release includes first iPhone multi-touch and gesture emulation on Windows, PhoneGap framework for hybrid application development and App Store deployment, also Community Insights allows developers to directly observe the exploding innovations in the mobile Web

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Mobile devices are becoming more prevalent and as the market grows, software developers will be armed for success with powerful tools like MobiOne.

Genuitec, LLC, a founding and strategic member of the Eclipse Foundation, today announced the fourth milestone release (M4) of MobiOne Developer 1.0; the first integrated development environment (IDE) for the mobile Web developer.

Innovations in both smartphone browsers and the mobile Web is allowing for new application platforms based on HTML 5, CSS 3, JavaScript and mobile WebKit rendering technologies. This mobile Web application platform demands developers possess a new blend of skills ranging from traditional enterprise application architecture and development with Java, .Net and SQL to advanced Web design and implementation with AJAX and Web services. MobiOne Developer is the first IDE to recognize the challenges and needs of the new enterprise mobile Web developer community.

An integral activity of agile mobile Web development is rapid testing and evaluation. MobiOne provides iPhone and Palm Pre emulation through its "TruView" virtual mobile Web technology. In M4 the MobiOne team has added advanced multi-touch and gesture emulation support to the iPhone emulator experience. This means that developers can re-create the exact behaviors of an iPhone to write mobile applications that respond to the device touch screen.

"We’ve discovered that in a rush to incorporate mobile Web strategies, enterprise application designers and developers are not taking full advantage of the touch and gesture features of smartphones such as the iPhone," said Wayne Parrott, vice president of product development for Genuitec. "Since MobiOne’s beta release in May, we’ve worked feverishly to create the most compelling developer tools in the mobile space, first with the iPhone and Palm Pre emulators, and now with PhoneGap and multi-touch support for mobile Web development."

The open-source community is helping to rapidly advance mobile Web application development. To date, no less than eighteen different mobile frameworks exist just for the iPhone. Yet few mobile Web developers know of them and their rich user interface capabilities and smart device features. MobiOne is introducing Community Insights, an integrated feature that brings together real time news and information about mobile Web frameworks with numerous examples that can be instantly loaded into the MobiOne iPhone and Palm Pre emulators for evaluation.

"This time next year we expect the mobile Web to have matured significantly as smartphones get cheaper and more diverse, and desktop developers spend more energy creating applications for the computer in your pocket," said Maher Masri, president and CEO of Genuitec. "Mobile devices are becoming more prevalent and as the market grows, software developers will be armed for success with powerful tools like MobiOne."

This fourth milestone release of MobiOne Developer is free and available for Palm Pre and iPhone development only, but will soon support other smartphone devices with an aggressive delivery cycle. Targeted devices include Andriod/G2, Blackberry, and possibly Nokia and other smart devices being developed.

MobiOne’s extensible "TruView" virtual mobile Web technology delivers the emulation behavior of these smartphones through a pixel-perfect experience of true smartphone behaviors, not simple graphical simulations.

To learn more about MobiOne and to try it for free in the milestone stage, please visit: http://genuitec.com/mobile

About Genuitec
Genuitec, LLC, is a founding and strategic member of the Eclipse Foundation and is a member of the Mobile Working Group at the Foundation. Genuitec offers innovative Java and J2EE development tools, training and expert consulting and development services for the Eclipse SDK and Rich Client Platforms. An original sponsor of Eclipse Plug-in Central, Genuitec joined the Eclipse Foundation in 2003 and is a member on the Foundation's board of directors. Genuitec was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Flower Mound, Texas.

In support of the open source community working towards unifying mobile application development, Genuitec heads the "Blinki" project for mobile development at the Eclipse Foundation under the Pulsar working group. The goal is for Blinki to have an extensible mobile Web developer kit that will be used to build next-generation mobile Web applications. At this time, Genuitec has already released WebKit4SWT for free to the public with plans to contribute the majority of code to the Eclipse Foundation.

MyEclipse and MobiOne are trademarks of Genuitec, LLC. All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies and should be treated as such. JRE, Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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