Modo Labs, a provider of open-source content-delivery solutions for mobile, has debuted its Kurogo Mobile Framework for developers.
has announced the availability of its Kurogo Mobile Framework
version 1.0 for mobile
provides pre-built modules that are ready to use and already proven in
intensive real-world settings, the company said. Kurogo-powered applications
feature advanced cross-platform support for the mobile Web, customized for
devices, ranging from feature phones to the iPad and iPhone.
based on the MIT Mobile Framework, which has been adopted by a number of
universities worldwide. Kurogo has evolved through open-source code
collaborations with members of iMobileU
, a community of higher education
institutions committed to advancing the progress and innovation of mobile
development. A number of leading universities have contributed to Kurogo, from
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University to the
University of North Carolina and the University of Central Florida.
project includes modules for People Directory, News, Calendar, Links, Maps,
Video, Emergency and External Content. Kurogo also includes support for iPhone
and iPad native application development, an extensive Web-based administration
console for easy site management, and a developer guide for installation and
represents the next generation in mobile-development platforms," Andrew Yu, CEO
of Modo Labs, said in a statement. "By using Kurogo, smaller educational
institutions with limited IT resources can immediately benefit from the years
of sophisticated code developed at larger universities, such as MIT and
Harvard. Kurogo will help further enable the ever-expanding benefits of
mobility as developers at schools and enterprises work collaboratively to
convert more online content and functionality for mobile devices."
ready-made modules help users address mobile challenges, such as the Mobile
module, which enables corporate communications through
mobile devices with calendar, directory, maps and other features. And the
company's Mobile Campus
module provides immediate
information on events, locations and directions via mobile devices for college
students and faculty. Modo Labs also offers customized versions of its solution
packages, as well as the ability to create new functional modules.
represents a successful combination of an open-source collaboration and a
mobile-development framework, resulting in a solution fully capable of meeting
the educational enterprise needs on day one, while being flexible enough to
accommodate specific corporate requirements," J. Gerry Purdy, principal analyst
with MobileTrax, said in a statement. "Using Kurogo, any university or college
adopter can rapidly create a powerful mobile Web presence very, very quickly.
And because it is open source, the universities and colleges can easily adapt
Kurogo as their content needs change, and the changes do not mean a massive
disruption for the entire application."
Mobile Framework is offered under the MIT license and is available for
download, free of charge, at http://kurogo.org
. Institutions wishing training
or support can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
and join the Kurogo Google
group at http://groups.google.com/group/kurogo-dev