Aptana and Nokia have unveiled new mobile device development tools for creating interactive web pages. The latest versions of the Nokia WRT (Web Runtime) and the Nokia WRT Plugin for Aptana Studio lets web developers create, package and, deploy a range of mobile applications that integrate with the underlying systems and software on a mobile device. These "widget" applications install at the click of a button, can utilize the device's contact list and calendar data, determine the device's location, find landmarks within an area, send and get SMS messages, receive information from a device sensor, such as an accelerometer and more on Nokia S60 5th edition devices including the forthcoming Nokia N97. This version (version 2 Beta) of the Nokia WRT Plugin for Aptana Studio is currently available to Forum Nokia PRO, Launchpad and Champions members. Aptana Studio and the current version of the Nokia WRT Plugin for Aptana Studio may be downloaded and used for free www.aptana.com.
Developers using Aptana Studio and the Nokia WRT Plugin for it can build, debug, preview, test, package and deploy applications faster through the powerful Eclipse-based Web development tooling and related application cloud hosting services for which Aptana has become known.
"Extending Aptana's suite of Web development tools to meet the needs of developers using Nokia WRT has delivered significant value and ease to the Nokia developer community," said Nokia's Craig Cumberland. "Aptana Studio has become very popular in the web development and Eclipse communities. With a current rate of more than 200,000 downloads a month, Aptana is a driving force in making Web developers world-wide aware of the kinds of mobile applications they can create using Nokia WRT."