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Zebra Technologies’ RhoMobile App Development Platform Goes Open Source

Evolution makes RhoMobile an industry platform for the enterprise mobility market

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in solutions and services that provide real-Zebratime visibility into organizations’ assets, people and transactions, today announced that RhoMobile Suite , its enterprise and consumer mobile app development platform, is now released to open source under the MIT License. By opening control of the software to customers, partners and the development community, Zebra is enabling developers to add features, support new operating systems (OSes), and fix bugs specific to their solutions.


RhoMobile Suite is a set of development tools for creating data-centric, cross-platform, native mobile apps.

Within RhoMobile Suite, the components – RhoConnect and RhoElements – will now be open source. Rhodes and RhoStudio were open sourced previously.

RhoConnect is an enterprise-class solution for performing app integration and data synchronization with time-saving ease.

RhoElements is the only modern framework focused on the needs of enterprise apps, allowing users to write native enterprise mobile apps with web skills such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Independent software vendors (ISVs) are encouraged to adopt the RhoMobile platform for both Zebra and non-Zebra devices and help advance RhoMobile as an industry enterprise platform.


Konstantin Rybas, CEO, Tau Technologies and Gerry Ignatius, Co-Founder and CEO, Kutir Mobility
“We are excited that RhoMobile is now open source. Two teams with unparalleled experience working with RhoMobile – Kutir Mobility and Tau Technologies – are collaborating with Zebra to guide current and new enterprise customers through this evolution and beyond. With a combined offering of platform support and extension, application development and other value-added services, customers can expect their investment in RhoMobile to be supported by a strong community from day one.”

Archana Khetan, vice president, Enterprise Mobile Computing product, Zebra Technologies
“The RhoMobile platform has proven it is well-suited to multi-OS application development for both consumer and enterprise-class mobile devices. The release of the entire RhoMobile stack to open source opens up the innovation engine to our technology partners and customers who are now able to make enhancements on the platform directly. Kutir Mobility and Tau Technologies are RhoMobile experts who also plan to offer subscription and application development offerings that will help RhoMobile evolve into an industry platform for the enterprise mobility market.”

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