RoboVM Winding Down

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working with the teams at Xamarin and Microsoft to assess the technology and business conditions of RoboVM to determine the path forward for the products. After looking at the complete landscape for mobile development with Java, the decision has been made to wind down development of RoboVM. We have compiled an FAQ to help guide customers through the impact of this announcement. Please contact us at support@robovm.com for questions not covered by this FAQ. What happens to my app developed with RoboVM? This has no impact on the apps that our customers are currently shipping. If your app is currently working, it should continue...

8 reasons your next mobile iOS and Android app should be in Java

Blog Java has been one of the most popular programming languages for over a decade, and in 2015, the language proved once again to be a driving force in the industry, as it took a commanding lead in the TIOBE language index. While TIOBE has its fair share of methodological issues, combining it with other rankings such as RedMonk’s or PYPL gives a good indicator of Java’s popularity. As the major player in the enterprise world, Java has always kept a steady pace, but how do we account for its recent growth? Oracle’s efforts introducing lambdas and streams in Java 8 are certainly a big draw. Being the lingua franca of the fastest growing mobile platform is...

Submit a Pull Request

Contest: Submit a Pull Request The contest is closed. Thanks to everybody who participated! Check out the submissions.   We are very excited to share with you today our very first RoboVM developer contest – the RoboVM Store App Pull Request Contest!   Have you had a chance to order your own free RoboVM shirt yet? It’s as easy as running a sample app. With our Store App Pull Request contest, we’re giving you an opportunity to take that sample either further – and win a Mac or an awesome little robot in the process. Our Store sample shows off how you can build a truly native experience for iOS and Android built in 100% Java, and...

RoboVM 1.9 Easter Egg – Free Shirt!

If you have tried our latest, release of RoboVM (v1.9), you probably noticed that we really improved the setup experience – and made it super simple to see iOS apps written in Java with some beautiful new sample apps. What you may not have noticed was that our store app includes a nice hidden surprise: The ability to order a cool RoboVM shirt for free! Getting your free shirt couldn’t be easier: Install RoboVM Select Store Sample App from Welcome Screen Press Play Run the app and select your shirt size and style. We’ll take care of the rest. For more details, visit our...

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...