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Nitobi Contributes PhoneGap to Symbian Web Runtime

Posted on July 19th, by Kim Poh Liaw in archive. No Comments

Symbian Foundation and Nitobi today announced an open source collaboration designed to simplify mobile application development. By integrating Symbian’s web application creation tools and Nitobi’s PhoneGap ‘write once, run anywhere’ platform, mobile developers can now easily make app store ready applications for all major mobile platforms.

In addition, Nitobi has contributed PhoneGap to Symbian, which is included in the in the Symbian^3 platform web extensions package. With both of these developments in place, any web developer who knows HTML, CSS and JavaScript can now write a mobile application once and deploy it across multiple operating systems and devices. In addition, developers can access native device capabilities such as telephony, contacts, camera, accelerometers, orientation and location that can be modified or enhanced to improve the end user experience and device functionality.

“PhoneGap is committed to giving mobile web developers the ability to design fun, engaging and useful device-independent applications by using open standards,” commented Andre Charland, CEO of Nitobi. “We have had a long standing relationship with members of the Symbian community and are thrilled to be working directly with this like minded organization to provide developers worldwide an easier way to tap in to the power of Symbian.”