We love when it is possible to create cross-platform applications and reach many more users than on just one system. The thing is that learning the new languages required and the code for the new OS can sometimes be quite difficult especially if there is no equivalent object in the new language. If that happens you are stuck writing that new object so it is possible to reach a new audience, or are you? Enter Marmalade 6.0, now with HTML5 support. This means that web developers that would like to reach platforms such as Android and iOS actually can. We don’t want to spoil it all but we will tell you that “Marmalade SDK is a cross-platform development environment for rich apps and games on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and other embedded platforms” as described to us. Check out below for the full press release and the link to their site. Until the next exciting news release, Happy Hacking!






Marmalade, the world’s most powerful cross-platform SDK for native mobile apps, today throws open the doors to HTML5 and PhoneGap developers with the launch of Marmalade 6.0.


Established as a “power tool” for native apps and games, Marmalade has helped to deliver some of the richest, most complex and most successful apps simultaneously to iOS, Android, BlackBerry and a host of other mobile and Smart TV platforms. With this latest release, Marmalade unlocks and makes all of that native power available to web developers, creating for the first time the opportunity to exploit the dual strengths of HTML5 and cross-platform native code.


“We believe hybrid apps combining web and native technologies are the future, but not as they’ve been known up to this point” says Tim Closs, CTO at Marmalade. “With Marmalade 6.0, we’re starting to redefine what hybrid apps can achieve with native API breadth and power. Marmalade has always been about open standards, so HTML5 and PhoneGap are natural choices for us. But with our unparalleled experience of cross-platform native apps, and our patented single-binary architecture, we’re creating for web developers a brand new opportunity – use existing HTML5 technologies and frameworks, but access all the power of cross-platform native code.”


With Marmalade 6.0, developers can create mobile apps in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, and deploy them simultaneously as native apps to iOS and Android – without moving between platform SDKs, and without switching between Windows and Mac. For example, Windows developers can create, test, debug and deploy iOS apps locally and entirely from a Windows PC environment. Developers can preview their mobile apps within a lightning-fast desktop device simulator, fully integrated with the Chrome JavaScript debugger and Web Inspector tools.


In keeping with Marmalade’s tradition of supporting the latest devices released in the market, Marmalade 6.0 also supports the new iPad Retina display.


Marmalade 6.0 is available for a full and free evaluation at madewithmarmalade.com.

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