An introduction to Rhodes” - Mobile Apps Development has taken by storm after the introduction of iPhone and the App Store. Its a long way with others like Android, Blackberry etc entering into the arena. Developing mobile apps for each device and mainting different code bases is not so DRY and its too time consuming. Presenting one of the frameworks that uses Ruby & HTML so effectively in developing crossplatform mobile apps with one single code base all written in Ruby!
Rhodes is an open source Ruby-based framework for building locally executing, device-optimized mobile applications for all major smartphone devices. These applications work with synchronized local data and also take advantage of native device capabilities such as GPS, PIM contacts, camera, and SMS. Yet you write the majority of your interface with high productivity in HTML and Ruby. Rhodes allows you to write an app once and it will then run on all iPhone, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Symbian and Android smartphones. During this session we'll build a sample app for all mobile devices, from scratch, in minutes.