Create iPhone Apps on Windows PCs With Rhomobile RhoHub

Rhomobile today announced that RhoHub, the world’s first mobile Development As a Service, now allows developers to create native iPhone and iPad apps from a Windows-based PC. The RhoHub hosted service allows iPhone developers to write their application in HTML, Javascript and Ruby instead of in Objective C using the open source Rhodes framework.

RhoHub now allows developers – on Mac, Linux and Windows-based PCs – to easily create native mobile applications for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Android phones. With the introduction of iOS build capability, RhoHub provides a cost-efficient and easy way to build powerful iPhone applications without having to install the iOS SDK locally. Using RhoHub’s hosted build cloud accessible from any web browser developers can write complex, native applications that take full advantage of the iPhone’s capabilities such as GPS, PIM data, geolocation, native mapping, camera, native push and alerts, barcode reading and signature capture.

“Our goal is to allow developers to leverage their existing skills to create powerful native apps that work across all major smartphones,” said Rhomobile CEO Adam Blum. “With RhoHub 2.0 we introduced the ability to use your preferred local editor while performing hosted builds. Now developers can use either a Mac or Windows-based PC to create apps for the iPhone, giving developers unrivaled flexibility.”

Rhomobile offerings provide features and facilities required for enterprise-class native applications. Features such as hosted data synchronization give end-users access to data even when offline and disconnected. Through RhoHub’s integration with RhoSync, a standalone sync server for enterprise data, iPhone developers can leverage their own RhoHub-hosted RhoSync server to quickly test and deploy their sync-enabled Rhodes application.

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RhoHub Features:

  • NEW: Hosted builds for iPhone from Windows machines
  • Ability to use your own local editor or IDE while performing hosted builds
  • Integration source control for easy collaboration with other developers
  • Integrated RhoSync 2.0 for industry leading sync capabilities
  • Optimized native styling for all smartphones with Rhodes 2.1
  • EXCLUSIVE: Model View Controller framework
  • EXCLUSIVE: Object Relational Manager (ORM)
  • EXCLUSIVE: Support for push synchronized data on all platforms
  • Automated build for all major domestic smartphone operating systems
  • Full access to device capabilities: GPS, PIM contacts, camera, accelerometer, …

Availability and Pricing

RhoHub 2.0 is available now by visiting

Basic Subscription: $49 per month for building Rhodes apps and syncing up to 10 devices with one production app (and unlimited development-only apps)

Premium Subscription: $99 per month for building Rhodes apps and syncing up to 100 devices with one production app (and unlimited development-only apps)

Enterprise Subscription: $499 per month for building Rhodes apps and syncing up to 1000 devices with up to three production apps (and unlimited development-only)

The Rhodes framework is free under the MIT License. Rhodes is available at Tutorials and other documentation can be viewed at

About Rhomobile

Rhomobile Inc. offers the world’s leading only open source framework for enterprise mobility. Founded in 2008, the company’s award winning software has thousands of active developers and is ideal for independent software vendors, system integrators and enterprises of all sizes. Rhomobile offers a comprehensive, modern, highly adaptable, and low cost solution for today’s smartphone app developer. Rhomobile, headquartered in San Jose, CA, is a privately held company with backing from vSpring Capital. For more information, please visit