What's New In RhoMobile Suite 2.2
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Mobile devices are becoming as sentient as human beings. Motorola Solutions and other mobile device makers are investing in a powerful array of sensor on devices. Today that is location, position and direction (geolocation, magnetometer and accelerometer). In the near future Motorola plans to offer pressure sensors (for touch screens), light sensors and temperature sensors. RhoElements will of course track all of these capabilities and provide a powerful programming model for all of them. Today that means we have added accelerometer for detecting device orientation and movement and magnetometer for determining the direction the device and user are facing. We provided those capabilities across all operating systems as the RawSensor API.
The RhoConnect Push service, introduced as a beta in RhoElements 2.1, now is formally supported. We have also improved the configuration process for it. RhoConnect Push allows you to send push alerts to users, just as iOS push and Android push (Google Cloud Messaging) services let you. RhoConnect Push lets you do this without using a service in the cloud or requiring a gmail account. Most enterprise customers cannot live with either the iOS push or Google Cloud Messaging and we now offer a compelling option for them. Plus of course we offer it to provide push notification to Windows Mobile devices, who currently have no cloud based or device provided service for push notification. All of this is provided at no additional charge as part of the RhoConnect server offering.
Using the common RhoElements APIs for push customers can mix and match, using RhoConnect Push to reach Windows Mobile and Android devices, and iOS Push on iOS devices, all from one RhoElements app source code, running on all three operating systems. RhoConnect Push also enables push synchronization, which allows enterprise app data and other data from backend system to be delivered near real-time to user’s devices.
RhoConnect push synchronization capabilities insure its lead as the most powerful mobile synchronization server on the market. RhoMobile Suite 2.2 includes the RhoConnect 3.4 release (in the future RhoMobile Suite 4.0 to be released next year will line up all the version numbers). RhoConnect 3.4 includes major performance improvements. We provide reports and analytics that demonstrate this performance. And we offer recommendations for how to size your own RhoConnect server deployments for your app with our sizing calculator.
RhoMobile Suite in the Future