Motorola Solutions, a provider of enterprise communication products, software, and services, announced its acquisition of Rhomobile, a provider of mobile application development and deployment tools, and the release of RhoElements, a framework for developing web and mobile HTML5 applications.
All Rhomobile products will continue to be sold and supported globally, and Rhomobile's Rhodes smartphone application development framework will continue to be available as an open source product under the MIT License. Motorola stated that it expects to announce additional cross-platform application development tools, enterprise integration components, and cloud-based services for channel partners and customers leveraging Rhomobile's product suite in the coming months.
RhoElements is designed to allow businesses to quickly and cost-effectively develop and deploy web-based applications on existing Motorola Windows Embedded Handheld (formerly known as Windows Mobile) and Windows Embedded Compact (Win-CE) mobile computers as well as Motorola's recently announced ET1 Android-based enterprise tablet. RhoElements leverages Motorola's PocketBrowser product, a framework for web-based line-of-business applications.
Web/mobile application developed with Motorola Solutions' RhoElements
RhoElements 1.0 is available for download here.
Editor's note: Look for Mike Riley's review of Rhomobile's RhoMBUS smartphone application development product suite coming soon on DevProConnections.com.