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rhodes sample application

 
Naziyaa Khan
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Hi,
Please help me in creating sample application in rhodes,since its new for me
and I m not able to get any relevant and straight forward tutorial for this.
 
Swastik Dey
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Is it something new in android?
 
Naziyaa Khan
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Hi Swastik,


Actually Rhodes is a cross platform used to run applications in different mobiles.It supports native applications of Android and many other mobiles like iphone,symbian,blackberry.


Thanks,
Nazia
 
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Thanks a lot for the information. I am working on android these days, so could you please refer to any link to Rhodes?
 
Naziyaa Khan
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Link for Rhodes is: www.rhomobile.com
 
Swastik Dey
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Thanks a ton once again.
 
kumar mdu
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we have to download emulator for Rhodes? to run android , symbian and other application.

If you know how to run apps in Rhodes, share here?

 
Perry Hoekstra
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As Naziyaa pointed out, there is a link to the product's website if you need more information and in particular, the Rhodes framework information can be found here: http://rhomobile.com/products/rhodes

However, a word of warning, you actually code within the Rhodes framework which is Ruby-based. Their products take care of the necessary conversion to the appropriate phone platform environment. This conversion does not generate source code. In the case of Android, Rhodes generates Java bytecodes. For the other platforms, it has a Ruby interpreter that runs on the phones and executes the application as a Ruby app. This means that once you go down the Rhodes path, you are committed. You cannot change your mind six months down the road and just use the individual platform source code deck for each phone type as Rhodes does not generate it.

In addition, the installation/configuration of their product suite is not easy. Preston Thornton posted an entry last week on how difficult the setup is for the product suite. It all depends on how important it is for you to support multiple platforms. For a single app that does a single task such as track a contact list, probably not. However, a mid to large size corporation that needs to rollout a major business app and support multiple smartphones, Android, iPhone, and Blackberry, Rhomobile is an attractive offering.
 
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