MountainWest RubyConf 2009: Rhodes - The Open Source Ruby Framework for Building Mobile Applications

Posted in Conferences, Development, Mobile on March 29, 2009

The Rhodes framework is a platform for building locally executing, device-optimized mobile applications for all major smartphone devices. These applications are optimized for interacting with transactional enterprise application backends. It is also designed to work with synced local using the other “RhoSync”. It is initially available for iPhone, Windows Mobile and Research in Motion (Blackberry) smartphones. Support for Android and Symbian is planned. Rhodes takes much of its inspiration from web-oriented MVC style frameworks such as Ruby on Rails. However it has several simplifications and optimizations for the mobile scenario. For more information go to or go to the Rhomobile Github repository at

Adam is a longtime VP of Engineering/CTO of several successful startups. He is now CEO of Rhomobile, which makes open source tools for developing mobile applications. He is also an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University and an adviser to several other software companies.

Author: Adam Blum

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