CouchDB Comes to Android
Couchio announces the first release of a CouchDB software development kit for Android.Couchio, "corporate sponsor of the CouchDB post-relational database," on Aug. 12 announced the availability of the first release of a CouchDB software development kit for mobile devices running Google's Android operating system. The CouchDB for Android SDK is available as a free download. The company said, "Designed to take full advantage of CouchDB's peer-to-peer sync facilities, CouchDB for Android allows developers to build Web or native applications that work even if the Internet connection is slow, intermittent or completely down. With continuous access to a local copy of data, developers can leverage their existing knowledge about Web technologies to quickly build collaborative business applications on mobile devices."
CouchDB is described by Wikipedia as "a free and open-source document-oriented database written in the Erlang programming language. It is a NoSQL product designed for local replication and to scale vertically along a wide range of devices."
"With CouchDB on Android, developers can build applications and access their data freely across devices, desktops or in the cloud, regardless of the network. Palm has already announced that the next version of [its] WebOS will include services for syncing local data with CouchDB. For more information about CouchDB on Android, or to download it for free, visit http://www.couch.io/android. From an Android device, users can directly install CouchDB through the Android Marketplace."