Attention web developers who want to enter the world of apps! AppMobi now offers the appMobi Cross Platform Development kit (XDK), which allows developers to use existing web development tools to create native mobile apps.
With the XDK, native iPhone, iPad, and Android apps can be created with any tool that can edit webpages, such as DreamWeaver, Eclipse, or Visual Studio.
The apps produced by the XDK are 100% terms of service-compliant native apps - not web apps. Unlike other cross-platform development tools, XDK does not require the developer to learn arcane programming languages and APIs to access native device functionality, such as accelerometer and GPS. The appMobi XDK provides a bridge between standard WebKit browser controls and native device functionality, and it is infinitely extensible for adding support to any device-specific hardware or third-party software API.
The XDK's leverage of "the cloud" further enables rapid prototyping because apps under development can be instantly shared with clients and reviewers - either in the client's XDK emulator or on the appMobi preview container installed on mobile devices. The appMobi XDK is available for free download at http://www.appmobi.com.