I would like to share with you some exciting news from the Gizmox labs. If you haven't heard by now the Visual WebGui Mobile Team @ Gizmox has been working on a .NET Mobile Framework for a few months now. This mobile dedicated framework continues the Visual WebGui vision towards the mobile development workd by enabling Microsoft core .NET developers to leverage their existing skills for developing cross-platform HTML5-based mobile apps within Visual Studio.
As with its Web Framework, the Visual WebGui Mobile Framework will also allow the .NET development paradigm, but in this case for creating Form Factor and Device aware, browser-based applications that can use local device resources through PhonGap integration. Those browser-based HTML5 mobile apps with inherit the famous Visual WebGui "empty client" security.
A first preview release is due towards the second half of January 2012 which makes Visual WebGui the first framework within the Microsoft camp that allows leveraging existing skillset to develop HTML5 mobile applications. The upcoming preview will be accompanied by a mobile email application demo (iPhone look & feel) developed with the framework’s preview. The preview version will support gestures and animations in transitions and will include the following designated mobile controls:
The next framework version is expected in the beginning of Q2 2012 which will be another phase in fulfilling the Visual WebGui promise of allowing .NET development for cross-platform HTML5 Web, Cloud and Mobile within Visual Studio.
More info is available on visualwebgui.com.