MobiOne: PhoneGap Tools for iPhone 3.0 and Web Application Development

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Build and test hybrid mobile applications for the iPhone 3.0, improved emulation experience highlight release

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With the emergence of the smartphone mobile browser, the days of vendor lock-in are behind us. For the first time, mobile developers can seriously consider developing world class cross-platform applications.

Genuitec, LLC, today announced the third milestone release (M3) of MobiOne; a new enterprise-class technology that enables development of smart mobile applications using Web standards. The M3 release now includes support for the popular PhoneGap application development framework for the iPhone, enabling the development of App Store-ready mobile Web and native applications.

“With the emergence of the smartphone mobile browser, the days of vendor lock-in are behind us. For the first time, mobile developers can seriously consider developing world class cross-platform applications.” said Wayne Parrott, vice president of product development for Genuitec. “By adding PhoneGap support to our MobiOne technology stack, developers and enterprises can now develop cross-platform mobile applications with the advanced native features their project needs.”

As the mid-September release date for MobiOne version 1.0 draws closer, Genuitec has added a rich layer of functionality to its mobile development software with the inclusion of the PhoneGap framework. Now developers can create hybrid native/Web applications using the popular HTML 5, CSS3, and JavaScript Web technologies. The inclusion of PhoneGap fills the need for developers to create mobile Web applications capable of meeting App Store acceptance requirements and accessing native device services and sensors such as geolocation, contacts, accelerometer, video and sound, orientation and more.

“The future of applications on smartphones is likely to be a mix of both native and Web based applications,” said Maher Masri, president and CEO for Genuitec. “With the inclusion of PhoneGap technology in MobiOne we now offer developers a robust set of tools to quickly create the type of applications to best suit their customers or employees – all with the ability to bypass the App Store if desired.”

This third milestone release of MobiOne is available for Palm Pre and iPhone development only, but will rapidly support other smartphone devices with an aggressive delivery cycle. Targeted devices include Andriod/G1, Blackberry, and possibly Nokia and other smart devices being developed. MobiOne’s extensible “TruView” emulation technology delivers the 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.

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