Surgeworks is a dynamic and growing company. We’re looking for experienced developers to help expand our custom web development team. We focus on Ruby on Rails applications utilizing best practices including outside-in and BDD. It also wouldn’t hurt to have some PHP experience as well. If you’re interested, shoot an email to jobs at surgeworks.com…. →
Apple’s iPhone OS 4 new terms and conditions to kill Flash CS 5, Rhodes and Appcellerator Titanium?
Apple iPhone Developer Program License Agreement was updated in the iPhone 4.0 SDK to specifically prohibit the development of apps using “an intermediary translation or compatibility layer or tool,” which would include Adobe’s Flash, Sun’s Java, Microsoft’s Silverlight/Mono, Unity 3D games engine, and most Cross-platform development frameworks such as Rhomobile Rhodes and Appcelerator Titanium. An… →
Rhodes vs. Titanium, Round 2
I wrote an introductory post a while back that gave a brief overview of the three main cross-platform mobile development frameworks. At that time, Rhodes was definitely the leading solution in terms of features and support of several different platforms, while Titanium was still in a pre-release state and presented an uncertain future in terms… →
Microsoft on the verge of releasing Windows Mobile version 2.0
OK… sorry about the inflammatory title, but it really does feel like MS has been coasting since it came out with its first mobile software release. I’ve used Windows Mobile on two Dell Axim revs and two cellphones. Instead of feeling like each new OS revision was an upgrade, it just felt like the same… →
Some quick Rhodes tips: using helpers
Rhodes allows you to create and use helpers, short methods you typically use to DRY your views. Very much the same as the ones you encounter in Rails. There are a number of caveats though.
Mobile Apps cross-platform development challenge: PhoneGap vs. Titanium vs. Rhodes
What is the best cross-platform mobile framework out there? Let’s take a look at the main three competitors. First of all, cross-platform compatibility is all about compromising on the native look, feel and features of devices. Therefore, if you’re looking into creating a 3D game or an interactive, multimedia, animated app, you’re looking in the… →
We're hiring! Ruby on Rails/Rhodes developer
Offshore software developer position using Ruby on Rails and web technologies to build web applications for desktop browsers and targeting mobile devices. Also using Rhomobile to make native mobile applications. Candidate should be a remote worker, must use an Intel Mac running OSX 10.5 or 10.6, should have strong communications skills, good written and spoken English. Availability… →
Rhodes 1.4: Your java bin folder does not appear to be on your path.
You might encounter the following error message when working with 1-4-unstable branch of Rhodes: Your java bin folder does not appear to be on your path. This is required to use rhodes. Here is the fix…
Rhom vs. ActiveRecord, ID of Rhodes objects
The ID of an object (record in a table) is an important piece of information. In most of the situations when we need an object from the database, we search for it using its ID. Moreover, the ID is usually part of the URL of a page. Given its importance it is worh mentioning a… →
How-to: AJAX DateTime picker in Rhodes (Rhomobile)
Ever desired a method to handle a DateTime picker in Rhodes without reloading the page? The ideal solution would be to tap the datetime input field to popup the DateTime picker, choose a date and/or time and tap ‘Done’. This would automatically display the selection into the input field. We were able to achieve this… →
jQTouch to make Rhodes Apps feel more iPhone-ish
Even though the iPhone specific CSS is not perfect in Rhodes, it can be easily customized to improve the look of the app and make it similar to a native one. But there’s another important aspect for the look & feel of a native iPhone app: animations (transitions between views) and this is missing in… →
Native iPhone look in rhomobile
Rhomobile provides great instant gratification in building applications. See my last article for a starter. There are some elements you’ll miss as you start to work on the iPhone target. The back button is one and the custom tab bar is another. The main bar can currently be customized by building rhodes from source (the… →
Rhomobile 1.2 for iPhone, android, blackberry, win mobile
We’ve been evaluating the Rhodes platform, aka Rhomobile, as a way to deliver multiplatform applications to our customers. Version 1.2.1 was recently released. One thing that is clear right away is the development platform problem. Develop on OSX if you need to work on iPhone and Android ports. Use Windows if you plan to release… →
Rhodes vs. iPhone SDK, which is better for me?
In case your target is to deploy your mobile app to several mobile platforms — such as iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Mobile — we can provide custom mobile development and design your application so that it works well on all these mobile platforms with very little additional effort, using a new cross-platform mobile… →