Unlike consumer-focused frameworks from Titanium and PhoneGap, RhoMobile offers a metadata framework that supports applications with changing underlying schemas and an MVC.
We were always frustrated by one thing: the need to commit to an OS manufacturer in order to build a solution. More devices equaled double or triple the code set to maintain and lots of other challenges. Hence we chose Rhodes [RhoMobile] to make it possible to quickly deliver an app on all smartphones.
We have decided to use Rhodes [RhoMobile] for the release of our mobile interface to Lighthouse, the popular bug tracking application. Our development has progressed at record speed and we can cover all major smartphone platforms. Writing the application in HTML and Ruby is so much easier than writing it in C#, Objective C Java and C++.
The Rhodes [RhoMobile] framework is a great tool for Ruby programmers, and it may even be a good option for someone who isn't familar with Ruby.
Not only do I get to only manage two projects and hit all the phones I wanted, but I get to do it in the same language.
Rhodes [RhoMobile] allowed us to deliver the BMC IT Service Request Manager app on BlackBerry and iPhone at 1/10th the cost we had estimated to do the app in Objective C and the RIM SDK directly.
RhoMobile allows us to build applications in the cloud, without having to download SDKs and the RhoConnect server allows us to enable sync data for our app users. The Rhodes [RhoMobile] framework also enables us to deploy on more than one mobile OS.
As a web and mobile app developer, I was attracted to the idea of leveraging our web development skills to build natively running applications on the iPhone, Windows Mobile and Android platforms. Another big plus of the Rhodes [RhoMobile] framework is its availability via public open source repositories, unlike all other enterprise mobility solutions.
One of the most compelling features of Rhodes [RhoMobile] is its support for some native platform capabilities, such as access to a device's GPS, camera, and address book.