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Icenium Press Release

Icenium Launch Press Release

Telerik is announcing the official unveiling and general availability of Icenium.

  • Icenium is the industry’s first end-to-end, Integrated Cloud Environment (ICE), enabling developers to build hybrid apps with ease.
  • Telerik is advancing mobile app development with a breakthrough alternative that replaces the outmoded IDE approach and offers developers the most technologically advanced tools and modern coding environment.
  • Until now, the cloud has been under-utilized – remaining a bit player in the mobile app development arena, relegated to ancillary services such as a digital storage locker or browser-based editor. A few vendors are surfacing to move the cloud to play a leading role in mobile app development. Icenium brings all mobile development to the cloud – turning SDKs, compilers, testing, debugging, digital certification into cloud services so that developers can build apps on any device and in any development environment — having anywhere/anytime access to their code, without being tethered to a physical place or specific platform.
  • Today many enterprises and developers building for business face an inherent challenge in harnessing the value of the mobile cloud opportunity due to the issues surrounding device fragmentation. Icenium addresses these challenge with build once, deploy many capabilities.
  • Icenium enables developers to use their existing HTML5, CSS and JavaScript skills to create and deploy hybrid applications that run natively on Apple iOS and Google Android mobile platforms.

The Icenium toolset is comprised of Icenium Graphite, an installed version for PCs, and Icenium Mist, the browser-based version. The toolset delivers all of the modern app development capabilities including:

  • syntax coloring and formatting,
  • real-time error detection,
  • refactoring,
  • code navigation
  • integrated version control
  • streamlined app publishing preparation

Icenium is important as it marks a number of challenges and opportunities unfolding in the highly dynamic mobile app market.

  • The current mobile fragmentation poses an unsustainable economics model. According to an article on OS X Daily, that it can cost anywhere between $50k-$150k to create a single quality iPhone app, not including ongoing updates and enhancements, developing multiple native apps supporting multiple platforms is generally cost-prohibitive. A January 2012 Forrester Research report notes, “enterprise development shops that plan on writing distinct native apps for each platform should plan on a budget 150% to 210% higher than what might be reasonably expected.”
  • The traditional approach of IDEs is dated and limited. A number of innovative vendors have recently rolled out modern approaches that leverage the power and flexibility of the cloud to mobile app development. This major transition is akin to mainframe software moving to the client server or enterprise software moving to the SaaS-model. Cloud-integrated mobile app development, for the first time, unshackles developers from the outdated IDE, vendor platform-centric approach.

Introducing Icenium Video

This video will be on the home page of the Icenium.com website. It includes interviews with many of the Icenium team members, including Doug Seven (EVP) as well as users of Icenium – Richard Campbell, host of The Tablet Show, and John Vanderlinde, Software Developer at Imaginet.

What is Icenium?

Icenium™ is an Integrated Cloud Environment (ICE) that simplifies cross-platform development for Apple iOS and Google Android mobile platforms. By combining the convenience of a local development environment with the power and flexibility of the cloud, Icenium enables you to build hybrid mobile apps for multiple platforms. Integrated support for Apache Cordova enables you to build compelling applications that take advantage of the device capabilities, using nothing more than HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. Build apps faster with advanced development and debugging tools, realistic device simulation and the Icenium Cloud Services, which make it possible for you to compile your application for multiple platforms, all from a single environment. Icenium eliminates the complexity of managing multiple SDKs and development environments and enables you to focus on your ideas.

Icenium Product Guide

Icenium™ Product Overview 2012 (PDF, 16.8MB)

Logos

Icenium Logo (1416×321, 54k)

Icenium Logo – white text (1402×315, 29k)

Icenium Logo – Vertical (940×504, 52k)

Screenshots

Icenium™ enables web and mobile web developers to build hybrid applications using Apache Cordova to easily leverage device API’s, including those for camera, accelerometer, geolocation, and more, using existing skills in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Integrated Device Simulator (Apple iPhone 4S) -Iterate quickly on your design with the integrated device simulator to see how your application looks and feels without ever having to deploy to a physical device.

Integrated Device Simulator (Android Phone) – The integrated device simulator enables you to experience the look and feel of your application across multiple device platforms and form factors, including smartphone and various tablet sizes.

Using Icenium™ LiveSync™ you can see changes made in real-time in the integrated device simulator and across all connected devices without having to recompile.

Icenium™ Graphite™ with real-time syntax error detection.

Icenium Graphite Code Editor with Version Control-Diff Window

Integrated Version Control means your code is safely stored and versioned in the cloud, remaining accessible to you anywhere, at any time.

Support for GitHub and other URL-based Git repositories makes collaborating on your project a breeze, regardless of how geographically distributed your team is.

Icenium™ Graphite™ provides a modern code-editing environment with statement completion, refactoring (shown here), code navigation and version control, making application development faster and easier. Integrated real-time code analysis detects potential errors in your code as you type enabling you to identify problems early and get more done quickly.

Mist Code Editor

Icenium™ Mist™ is a browser-based development environment that enables you to develop your app from almost anywhere using only a web browser. Mist delivers a lightweight editing experience featuring many of the capabilities found in Icenium™ Graphite™, making it indispensable in situations where you are not close to your desk.

Icenium™ Mist™ is a browser-based development environment that enables you to develop your app from almost anywhere using only a web browser. Mist delivers a lightweight editing experience featuring many of the capabilities found in Icenium™ Graphite™, making it indispensable in situations where you are not close to your desk.

Icenium™ Mist™ Device Simulator (Apple iPhone 4S) Iterate quickly on your design with the integrated device simulator to see how your application looks and feels without ever having to deploy to a physical device.

Icenium™ Mist™ Device Simulator (Android Phone) Iterate quickly on your design with the integrated device simulator to see how your application looks and feels without ever having to deploy to a physical device.

Icenium EVP Doug Seven’s desktop when using Icenium™ to build cross-platform mobile applications – using Icenium™ LiveSync™ to deploy and iterate across multiple devices and form factors. The integrated Device Simulator is on-screen. Devices pictured (R to L): Front: iPhone 5 (iOS 6.0), iPhone 4S (iOS 5.1.1), Galaxy SII Skyrocket (Gingerbread), Google Nexus (Jellybean), HTC One X (Ice Cream Sandwich); Back: iPad 3 (iOS 5.1.1), Google Nexus 7 (Jellybean), Samsung Galaxy Tab (Honeycomb). Connected but not pictured: iPad 1 (iOS 5.1.1), Kindle Fire (Gingerbread modified), Lenovo K1 (Honeycomb), Galaxy SIII (Jellybean)

Icenium integrates Apache Cordova to enable cross-platform mobile application development for iOS and Android devices.

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