Motorola Solutions, a leading provider of mission-critical communication products, software and services for enterprise and government customers, has announced the availability of Motorola RhoElements, a state-of-the-art Web-based application framework.
It 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.
Motorola RhoElements is the first of several product releases targeted at developers within Motorola’s customer base and PartnerEmpower ecosystem.
Leveraging Motorola’s widely deployed PocketBrowser product, a framework for Web-based line-of-business applications, RhoElements provides an important new way to develop applications on existing Windows-based industrial mobile computers and offers a bridge for seamless application support on future mobile computing devices and operating systems.
Motorola also announced that it acquired Rhomobile on 29 July, 2011. Motorola 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 has the following key highlights:
* RhoElements provides a modern HTML5/advanced JavaScript/CSS application framework for high-performance Web-based applications, enabling customers to transition from terminal emulation solutions or legacy browser-based applications to more powerful and user-friendly Web-based applications.
* RhoElements allows enterprise customers and PartnerEmpower partners to leverage the productivity of Web-based applications, which offer reduced application development, management and support costs.
* RhoElements allows developers to offer enterprise users applications with a consumer-style look and feel with consistency across device type, screen size and operating system.
* With support for HTML5 features such as application caching and Web storage, developers can optimise network utilisation and enable continuous operation when users temporarily lose connectivity.
* RhoElements exposes Web developers to device-level application programming interfaces (APIs) to take advantage of the enterprise-rich features found in Motorola enterprise mobile computers.
* The first version of RhoElements will provide support for the Motorola enterprise tablet (ET1) running the Android operating system and Motorola mobile devices running Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5, Windows Embedded CE 5 and 6 and Windows Embedded Compact 7.
RhoElements 1.0 is available immediately for download.