Mobile Devices

February 01, 2013

Codename One Announce Version 1.0 Launch

Codename One, an Israeli-based technology startup specializing in software development, announced the launch of version 1.0 in its cross-platform software development kit on Thursday, after having the beta receive good reviews only a couple months in. The application has already been downloaded 100,000 times, and is already being compared with OS toolkits in terms of speed.

The toolkit will allow Java developers to create high-quality mobile applications across multiple mobile operating systems using a single code base.

“We have been thrilled with the success of our beta launch and are very excited to release the much-awaited 1.0 version,” Shai Almog, cofounder and CEO at Codename One, said in his company’s blog post.

Chen Fishbein and CEO, Shai Almog, founded the Israeli startup after they noticed that developers were building apps for multiple operating systems in an unnecessarily complicated way.

“The developers of Codename One built all of the different app components from scratch,” commented Almog on a web article by TNW Magazine. “This is so developers do not have to do it themselves.”

This also helps developers avoid any fragmentation in the code they are writing, which would cause problems once the app went live and tried to be used on different platforms.

“I have been developing with Codename One for a couple months now,” said software designer Steve Hannah according to a blog on the company’s website. “When you line up all of the other options for development, whether native SDKs, Appcelerator, ADF or others, Codename One wins on almost every front.”

Codename One is available for download free of charge.

Edited by Braden Becker

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