February 02, 2012

Panacoda Announces Version 1.0 of 'The-M-Project' and Espresso

The total global mobile applications market is expected to be worth $25 billion by 2015, according to a new report entitled ‘World Mobile Applications Market (2010 – 2015)’ by MarketsandMarkets. With increase in the use of mobile apps, more and more developers have also started contributing to the global mobile apps market.

Now, developers seeking to create cross-platform mobile apps can start leveraging Panacoda GmbH‘s mobile HTML5 framework ‘The-M-Project‘ and native packaging software tool ‘Espresso.’

According to a press release, Panacoda – a developer of software tools and mobile web applications for companies and agencies – announced the release of version 1.0 of the mobile HTML5 framework ‘The-M-Project’ as well as version 1.0 of their software tools, ‘Espresso.’

‘The-M-Project’ is an HTML5 JavaScript framework that targets iOS, Android, BlackBerry (News - Alert) and webOS platforms. This cross-platform mobile apps developing platform facilitates for efficient and structured development of advanced cross-platform applications for smartphones and tablets.

Utilizing its own git repository that can be downloaded to the system, the The-M-Project is built using the widely accepted libraries jQuery and jQuery Mobile. It ships with lots of HTML5/CSS3 based features like offline support, local storage, positioning, a touch-optimized UI and many more.

Originally created at M-Way Solutions and currently a part of Panacoda, the The-M-Project has an established MVC pattern and provides I18N tool. Offering multi device support, it is a pure HTML5 JavaScript framework. Consequently, any platform providing these technologies is supported.

Sebastian Werler, Panacoda CEO, said in a statement, “We have used ‘The-M-Project’ in a variety of customer projects and have continually reviewed the efficiency of the framework under actual conditions. This allowed us to prove that ‘The-M-Project’ meets real world requirements. Community feedback has also played a major role in our product development. Since the first Alpha-Version, this feedback has been used to constantly improve our product. Today, we are proud to present a stable version 1.0.”

Apart from the release of version 1.0 of the framework, Panacoda has also released the version 1.0 of Espresso, as mentioned earlier.

Espresso is a build tool or a toolkit that facilitates developers to conveniently create app store ready mobile apps by simply running one single command. It supports as well as accelerates the entire development process from app assembly, to optimization until release.

In addition, Panacoda has also revised ‘The-M-Project’ documentation and web page, so that professionals can get to the desired information faster.

Dominik Laubach, MD of Panacoda, said in a statement, “With ‘Espresso’, we provide a comprehensive app development process tool. Large parts of the workflow can now be supported by our software tools, thus making it more efficient.”

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Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell


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