July 31, 2012

appMobi’s Free Cloud Service Lets Developers Add HTML5 Code Within Hybrid Apps

appMobi (NewsAlert) recently announced the launch of openBuild, its new free cloud service.

The latest offering from appMobi has been designed to enable the use of HTML5 code in a distributable “hybrid” app by developers. The company is a specialist provider of tools and services supporting HTML5-based mobile app development.

A number of leading apps in the market today, including Netflix, the New York Times and Facebook (NewsAlert), are all in-fact hybrid apps. These apps are all HTML5-based and have been deployed with thin native “wrapper” which makes their distribution across different app stores easy.

openBuild supports the development of market-ready binary apps that can be distributed across multiple app stores including mobile app stores such as the Apple App Store, Google Play (Android (NewsAlert)), Amazon and Barnes & Noble NOOK.

openBuild can also support desktop app stores such as Facebook, Chrome Web Store, Mozilla (NewsAlert) Market and Intel AppUp.

With the release of the free openBuild service, appMobi has extended its support to the Heroku cloud application platform. Heroku developers can now use the openBuild packaged Ruby library to develop scripted cross platform app builds from either their own computers or from within environments such as Heroku and EngineYard, which are Ruby-based.  

Another unique capability of the openBuild service is that it does not place a limit on the number of apps a developer can build or publish.

openBuild has been developed to extend support for HTML5 and JavaScript frameworks, which means developers who work with mobile-ready frameworks such as jQuery, jqMobi, Enyo, Meteor and Sencha Touch are provided a free tool that support both compiling and packaging of their HTML5 code within hybrid apps that are store-ready.

With the new openBuild service, all cloud services from appMobi will be available to developers as Web services.

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Edited by Braden Becker


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