The new offering is designed to target the modern smartphone, and is the only sync server to use the modern smartphone’s built-in push APIs as featured on the iPhone since the 3.0 SDK and the latest (RIM) BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).
The use of push-based sync allows mobile applications to receive near real-time data updates while ensuring that battery life is not drained on the device through polling.
Through RhoSync, users can read and work with their information when offline or disconnected; and can interact with data locally before submitting data changes to enterprise application backends, which is a key feature in useful enterprise mobile applications, the company said.
RhoSync enables mobile app developers to create data-intensive informational applications as is an open source sync server under the GPL license, through which developers are not ‘locked-in’ to proprietary vendor technology.
The version 2.0 features include scalable data sync by using Redis for server data caching and differencing; support for Objective C for iPhone development; available for production runtime hosting via RhoHub; a synchronisation server to use native smartphone push; and is a web services and SaaS focused sync server.
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