|[February 24, 2014]
ReachLocal Releases LigerMobile, an Open Source Framework for Development of Cross-Platform Mobile Applications
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOC), a leader in powering local online marketing for
small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs), today announced the
availability of LigerMobile, an open source framework that sets a new
standard for application development of cross-platform hybrid mobile
applications - programs that can run on both Android (News - Alert) and iOS platforms.
ReachLocal initially developed LigerMobile as a means to power its ReachEdge
mobile application for Android
The company is now releasing and distributig the framework as open
source code, inviting the development community to create other hybrid
cross-platform apps. LigerMobile raises the bar for the user interface
experience in hybrid applications by performing page-to-page transitions
as native animations, an approach that enhances responsiveness and
provides a native application look and feel.
"Our ability to develop code that delivers the best user experience
possible for our ReachEdge Android and iOS mobile users is evidence of
ReachLocal's technical leadership," said Kris Barton, chief product
officer at ReachLocal. "We want to share that code with the development
community to inspire them to create their own cross-platform
applications and help us improve the code."
ReachLocal's LigerMobile framework enables rapid development of
cross-platform mobile applications by sharing business logic across
Android and iOS native applications with all the benefits of appearance,
device accessibility, and navigation elements. LigerMobile further
differentiates itself by reducing the time to market by focusing on an
"LigerMobile is a novel approach to building hybrid mobile apps, and it
lowers the barriers of entry for web developers to produce and release
high quality products, regardless of operating system," said Michael
Lee, head of engineering at ReachLocal.�"While it significantly
increases the feel of HTML5/JS code in the mobile application landscape,
LigerMobile also allows developers to include native screens in
ReachLocal will discuss LigerMobile, its development and potential uses
in the SXSW (News - Alert) workshop, "Speaking of Mobile, Go JS, Go Native, or Both."
For more information about the workshop, visit http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP25092.
For more information on the LigerMobile framework visit https://github.com/reachlocal/liger.
About ReachLocal, Inc.
ReachLocal, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLOC) develops online marketing and
transaction solutions that power local commerce for SMBs, from lead
generation and lead conversion to booking and buying. Our global
distribution network includes local Internet marketing consultants and
service professionals, along with select third-party agencies and
resellers throughout Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech
Republic, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia,
Singapore, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
ReachLocal is headquartered in Woodland Hills, Calif.
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