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...

RoboVM 1.13.0 released – Fabric RoboPod

Fabric RoboPod This release contains the first iteration of the Twitter Fabric RoboPod. This version is mainly concerned with the iOS side of Fabric, providing you bindings to the following Fabric services: Digits for phone number based sign-up and login MoPub for ads TwitterKit for Twitter integration Answers for mobile analytics Follow the links above to the official documentation! We are currently working on RoboVM samples for Fabric to make it even easier for you to use these bindings. Bug Fixes & Enhancements As always, we squashed bugs, improved performance and added some bells and whistles. Here are the most important changes: Fixed an issue with...

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...

Kotlin for cross platform mobile app development

Kotlin is leading the pack of new JVM languages in the mobile space these days. Combining Kotlin with RoboVM allows you to not only target Android, but also use Kotlin on iOS, and share code between your frontends and backend. To help spread the word, we started a Kotlin contest a few weeks ago. Read about the details on our contest site and submit until the 14th of December! Getting Started with Kotlin on mobile If you are using IntelliJ Community or Ultimate editions, you can install RoboVM from the JetBrains Plugin Repository. You can also just download and install our custom build of IntelliJ, RoboVM Studio, which bundles up everything you need to get...

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 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...