RAP mobile 0.5.6 - New and Noteworthy

April 11, 2012 | 2 min Read

RAP mobile is progressing. In this post we’d like to give you a quick update on the latest features in the RAP mobile clients for iOS and Android.


Graphical Context

For drawing arbitrary graphical elements in a widget, RAP mobile now supports the Canvas and GC (graphical context) API. This enables a variety of options for designing individual UI elements. The graphical context also lays the foundation for the development of custom widgets.

iOS and Android

Non-UI Objects

As we all know, mobile devices are equipped with local sensors and other hardware-based capabilities. With the current release, RAP mobile is ready to handle client side non-UI objects to model the local capabilities of your phone or tablet. In our first example, we developed a geolocation object to support the GPS receivers in mobile devices. In an upcoming blog post, we’ll explain the additions to the API in more detail.


The latest demos on the RAP mobile website give you a quick look at our latest development efforts. The demos contain videos of both the iOS and the Android platform as well as some code snippets. Follow the links to GIT hub if you want to take a look behind the scenes.

New demo “Dashboard”

We have created a new interactive demo called “Dashboard”. Derived from an open information project from a German publisher, the demo graphically displays information about delays in national rail traffic.

New demo “Geolocation”

The “Geolocation” demo uses RAP mobile’s new object handling feature to interact with your mobile device’s hardware and determines your current location.