EclipseSource Ships Tabris 1.0 Java Tool for Building Native Mobile Apps
EclipseSource announced the availability of Tabris 1.0, a new toolkit for Java developers to build native mobile apps.EclipseSource, a provider of software development tools for Eclipse users, has announced the release of Tabris 1.0 for mobile cross-platform development. With the explosion of mobile apps, developers are looking to cash in on the opportunity to deliver apps to an increasing pool of users that are always looking for the next new thing. With Tabris, Java developers can work in the language and environment they know to develop mobile business apps. Tabris enables developers to create native iOS and Android Apps, and can be flexibly extended to additional platforms, even legacy device inventories, the company said. There is a client for Windows RT under prototype. "Tabris is the first Java toolkit for the cross-platform development of native mobile apps," said Holger Staudacher, a software engineer at EclipseSource, in a blog post about the 1.0 release. It enables you to write iOS and Android Apps completely in Java with a single code base. Tabris uses platform-specific concepts and widgets to help create user-friendly apps that satisfy end users. EclipseSource officials said Tabris is targeted for developing mobile applications with an emphasis on data security; these applications include health care, government, insurance and finance, and trade and logistics.
"Tabris gave us the opportunity to quickly and efficiently develop a cross-platform mobile solution for electronic patient education," Thomas Pettinger, project manager of E-ConsentPro at Thieme Compliance, said in a statement. "Doctors who are used to working on paper hence gain access to the possibilities of an electronic system for exactly the platform they have the most experience with."