Motorola Solutions Awards Best Mobile Applications at RhoMobile Hackathon During Motorola APPFORUM2013 in Berlin

Most innovative apps chosen by judging committee in three categories: freeform feature-rich enterprise app, consumer Android app and Windows Phone app

This press release was issued by Motorola Solutions Enterprise business prior to its acquisition by Zebra Technologies on Oct. 27, 2014. 

IDSTEIN/BERLIN – Nov 18, 2013 – Motorola Solutions, a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers, invited application developers to participate in Motorola’s APPFORUM2013 (5-7 Nov) and to create engaging, inspiring apps during its RhoMobile Hackathon in Berlin. Within 24 hours of competition, apps were created in three different categories using Motorola RhoMobile Suite. The best apps where chosen by a judging committee based on creativity, ingenuity and best use of the application development framework RhoMobile Suite and awarded with prizes during a Games and Networking event. The RhoMobile Hackathon has been organised in cooperation with WIP, an expert industry team for developer community building.


Category: Freeform Feature-rich Enterprise App

  • The winners Andrew Haigh from Cell Software and Yan Zhang from Cognizant developed a conference app with QR-Code support to allow delegates to share contact information based on RhoElements. The app runs on any enterprise-class device including Android and Windows Phone environments.

Category: Consumer Android app

  • The judges awarded Nico Gruener from DHL for his Diet-Shopping-Guide app. This nutritional information app provides shoppers with easy to use diet information, which can be accessed by simply scanning product barcodes. The solution met the requirements for an app that can be used on any mainstream consumer Android smartphone or tablet and deploys most of today’s smart phone features like scanning, GPS and NFC.

Category: Windows Phone App

  • The award for the best Windows Phone app goes to Artem Petrenko and Alexander Kislitsyn from Sigma Ukraine for creating a very easy to personalize “One Day Plan” itinerary when visiting an unknown city.

Motorola RhoMobile Suite

  • The RhoMobile Suite from Motorola is a powerful HTML5 application development framework for creating consumer and enterprise applications that can be deployed on smartphones, tablets and enterprise mobile computers, regardless of the operating system. Based on web development languages such as HTML5 and CSS3, RhoMobile applications look, feel and act the same on every device.
  • With the RhoMobile Suite 4.0, developers can write, integrate, host and manage applications that work across platforms – including new support for iOS7 and Windows Phone 8 – on both consumer and enterprise devices. RhoMobile Suite 4.0 simplifies the development process by creating a common single set of APIs for both JavaScript and Ruby that extend across all device types and operating systems. JavaScript developers can build RhoMobile apps and easily integrate them into device capabilities.



James Pemberton, EMEA Application Partner Programme, Motorola Solutions:
“With an expected 1.4 billion smartphones in use by the end of 2013 as well as an increasing diversity of operating systems and new device types, we are facing a rapidly expanding market requiring cross-platform solutions. Both the consumer and the enterprise space offer interesting opportunities, and we see a rising demand for innovative app ideas using a framework that supports both environments. With our RhoMobile Hackathon we can promote and drive forward the development of unique and outstanding apps. And we are delighted with the amazing results that have been achieved by the developers in just 24 hours.”

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