The latest Gartner report on future smartphone market share was an
interesting read, as reported by Register Hardware. It fleshed out what
we’ve been saying for a while:
device diversity is only increasing
Specifically it predicts that Android will surpass iPhone in market share by
2012. It also makes a number of other interesting predictions. Specifically
that BlackBerry will slip from second place to fifth place. And that Windows
Mobile marketshare will increase.
What we’re seeing here at Rhomobile is that app developers (including the
two thousand apps created on RhoHub alone in the last month) are starting to
deliver more quickly on more than one device. For example, Track-R (mobilized
PivotalTracker from Koombea) was delivered on both iPhone and Android.
Aeroprise’s BMC Remedy Service Management app was delivered on BlackBerry
first and then iPhone.
In the ea... (more)
Rhomobile has always been focused on providing a modern open and
standards-based way to mobilize enterprise apps. The first product we offered
for that was Rhodes, an open source framework which makes it easy to build
native smartphone apps using your web skills.
But we also offered RhoSync, a modern mobile sync server that synchronizes
data from backend applications down to the Rhodes apps on devices. We were
proud that we made mobile data synchronization much easier, faster and more
scalable than any of the other aging MEAP platforms that offer
What we ... (more)
As enterprises build a critical mass of Web services, they need some way of
keeping track of those services. UDDI is an ideal store for such information.
Using UDDI's built-in abstractions of business services, binding templates,
and tModels referring to interface specifications, UDDI can be used to manage
all of the addresses and protocols and formats of those services. This
information can be used for several purposes, including providing location
independence and identification of common supported interfaces among those
But the amount of information tracked on each W... (more)
Web services have emerged as an excellent method of integrating pairs of
applications. Free and cheap Web services development tools from many
different vendors make it easy to expose one application's capabilities to
other applications that wish to invoke them. But, given recent trends and
innovations in Web service standards for more complex integrations of
multiple applications from many parties, integrating applications two-by-two
with tightly coupled simple Web services may not be the best approach.
In this article, I'll take a look at a reasonably complex integration
We’ve had over a thousand customers sign up to the RhoHub service over the
last month since we launched on November 4th at the iPhone Developer Summit.
They are now asking “ok I’ve built my app really quickly. Now what do I
need to do to distribute it on the App Store or elsewhere?” We ask that you
either open source your app by making the source public and putting a GPLv3
license on it (we’ll automate this latter step soon). Or purchase a
commercial license if you want to keep your source private.
Some people say “oh, you’re dual licensing like MySQL. So does that mean
that I g... (more)