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Motorola targets enterprises with web apps platform

11 OCT 2011

Motorola Solutions announced RhoElements, which it described as a “state-of-the-art web-based application framework” targeting enterprise developers.

Built on technology acquired through its buy of Rhomobile in July 2011, it is designed to enable enterprises to “quickly and cost-effectively develop and deploy web-based applications” for Motorola devices powered by Windows Embedded Handheld (the former Windows Mobile), Windows Embedded Compact (Windows CE) and its recently announced ET1 Android-powered enterprise tablet.

While Motorola has previously focused on Windows to power its rugged enterprise devices, following the launch of its first Android unit, RhoElements will provide developers with a single tool to create apps across its platforms.

Motorola said that RhoElements is the “first of several product releases targeted at developers within Motorola’s customer base and PartnerEmpower ecosystem.” It expects to announce additional cross-platform application development tools, enterprise integration components and cloud-based services for channel partners and customers based on the Rhomobile product suite in the coming months.

RhoElements is said to provide a “modern HTML5/advanced JavaScript/CSS application framework” for high-performance web-based apps. This enables customers to transition from terminal emulation or legacy browser-based apps to “more powerful and user-friendly” web-based alternatives.

Motorola said that adoption of HTML5 will enable the creation of enterprise apps with a consumer look and feel with consistency across device type, screen size and OS.

RhoElements 1.0 is available immediately for download.

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