RoboVM acquired by world leader in cross-platform mobile, Xamarin

Today we have something very special to announce. We’re proud to tell you that RoboVM has been acquired, and we’re now part of the Xamarin family! This is very exciting for all of us, not only those of us here on the RoboVM team, but also for you as RoboVM customers and developers. What does this mean for RoboVM? Being a part of Xamarin will enable us to accelerate our roadmap as we grow to address the needs of cross-platform developers building native mobile apps in Java. You’ll see this in a larger RoboVM development team, improved documentation and support, and more resources for community evangelism and marketing of RoboVM. Immediately, we will begin work...

RoboVM 1.9 brings easier setup and new sample apps

Less than a week to JavaOne – time for release With less than a week to JavaOne in San Francisco we are happy to announce the 1.9 release of RoboVM! This release brings a brand new setup experience in RoboVM Studio, fresh sample apps with a hidden surprise and a lot of new documentation. RoboVM Studio In RoboVM Studio 1.9.0 we’ve improved the setup experience and added a new welcome screen. During setup RoboVM Studio will download an Android SDK and help you get started with your license key. RoboVM Studio now also ships with a prebuilt JDK (based on OpenJDK 8) so that you don’t have to bother with installing Oracle’s JDK. And from the...

RoboVM at JavaOne and Oracle Open World

We are thrilled to say that this year, we will not only be presenting at JavaOne, we will also be at the exhibits of both JavaOne and Open World. This is really exciting for us and we are looking forward to meet many of you in San Francisco next week October 25-29th.   RoboVM Kiosk in Mobile Showcase Moscone South In Oracle’s Mobile Showcase area, Oracle highlights its key mobile partners. Come visit us and we’ll show how Java can be used to build awesome native apps. We will also hold a mini-demo on Tuesday Oct 27 @ 12pm.   JavaOne Hilton San Francisco, Grand Ballroom, Java Hub, Booth: 6006 Stop by our booth in the Java Hub to meet the RoboVM...

Updates to RoboVM pricing

Since launching our commercial offerings this past March, we’ve learned a lot about our market, and have received a lot of valuable feedback from our community and customers. Based on what we’ve learned, we’re are announcing some key changes to our pricing, including an improved trial experience, community sponsorship programs, and simplified pricing. Changes to our Trial Experience We’ve found that developers that evaluate RoboVM development without the full functionality of our products are left with a very skewed perception of what RoboVM is actually capable of, and are significantly less likely to succeed with their RoboVM-based mobile project. To ensure...