RhoMobile Suite v5.1

Contents

  1. Description
  2. Release Notes
  3. Device Compatibility
  4. Components
  5. Installation
  6. Usage Notes
  7. Known Issues
  8. Usage Notes for 2.2 APIs
  9. Known Issues for 2.2 APIs
  10. Supported Ciphers
  11. Part Numbers

Description

Thank you for selecting Zebra as your mobility solution tool provider. User friendly mobile applications are key to leveraging the power, value and return on investment of your mobile solutions and with RhoMobile Suite you can significantly reduce the time and cost associated with mobile application development.

RhoMobile Suite allows you to create flexible, OS-independent, hardware-agnostic applications that look, feel and act the same on every supported device. You can rapidly create robust mobile applications that can include a wide range of advanced data capture capabilities. Whether you want to streamline your warehouse, delivery or service operations or enable more robust asset tracking & visibility, RhoMobile Suite will help you get your enterprise mobility solution up and running.


Release Notes

Version 5.1

  • Bar code capability for WP8.
  • Timer Capability for WP8,IOS,and Android
  • Extending printing support for USB in Android
  • Extended Support of Config for WP8,Android,IOS

    New Features Added

    Resolved General Issues

    Resolved SPR Issues

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    Device Compatibility

    RhoMobile Suite supports iOS, Android, Windows Embedded Handheld, and Desktop Windows XP / XPe / 7 development. On Zebra devices the Rhomobile Suite supports Android, Windows Embedded Handheld 6.1, 6.5 and Windows CE 5, 6 & 7.

    Not all APIs will be available on every supported platform, please refer to The online API compatibility document (http://docs.rhomobile.com/guide/apisummary) for a comprehensive list.

    Consumer Devices

    This software release has been approved with the following devices from other manufacturers

    Manufacturer Device Operating System(s)
    Apple iPod Touch
    iPhone 3Gs
    iPhone 4 and 4S
    iPhone 5 family
    iPhone 6 and 6plus
    iPad Family
    iOS 6.x
    iOS 7.x
    iOS 8.x
    Android Devices Android Devices Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
    Android 4.1-4.3 (JellyBean)
    Android 4.4 (KitKat) - Consumer only
    Building for both ARM and x86 is supported
    Windows Phone 8 Devices Windows Phone 8 Devices Windows Phone 8

    Please note that RhoMobile Suite no longer supports Blackberry development from RMS version 4.0 onwards.

    Supported Zebra Devices

    This software release has been approved for use with the following Zebra Enterprise Mobility devices.

    Mobile Computers

    Device family Device Operating System(s)
    ES400 ES400 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
    ET1 ET1 (Enterprise Tablet), ET1 WAN Android 4.1 (JellyBean)
    MC2100* MC2100, MC2180 Windows CE 6.0 Core
    MC3100 MC3100R, MC3100S, MC3190G, MC3190R, MC3190S, MC3190Z Windows CE 6.0 Professional
    Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
    MC32N0 MC32N0 Windows CE 7.0
    Android 4.1 (JellyBean)
    MC40 MC40 Android 4.1 (JellyBean)
    TC70 TC70 GA1 (Non rebranded device) Android 4.4 (KitKat)
    MC18 MC18 Windows CE 7.0
    WAP4 WAP4 Windows CE 6.0
    MC45 MC45 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
    MC55 MC5574, MC5590 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
    MC55A0 MC55A0 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
    MC55N0 MC55N0 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
    MC65 MC659B Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
    MC67 MC67 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
    Android 4.1 (JelyBean)
    MC70 MC7004, MC7090, MC7094, MC7095 Windows Mobile 6.1
    MC75 MC7506, MC7508, MC7596, MC7598 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
    MC75a MC75A0, MC75A6, MC75A8 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
    MC9100 MC9190-G, MC9190Z Windows CE 6.0 Professional
    Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
    MC9200 MC92N0 Windows CE 7.0
    Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
    MC9500 MC9590, MC9596, MC9598, MC959B (WM6.1) Windows Mobile 6.1, Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
    TC55 TC55 Android 4.1 (JellyBean)

    * The MC2100 family of devices are only supported by RhoElements 2.1.

    Vehicle Computers

    Device family Device Operating System(s)
    VC6000 VC6000, VC6096 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
    VC70 VC70 Windows CE 7.0

    Micro Kiosks

    Device family Device Operating System(s)
    MK3100 MK3100, MK3190 Windows CE 7.0

    Wearable Computers

    Device family Device Operating System(s)
    WT41N0 WT41N0 Windows CE 7.0


    Deprecated Zebra Devices

    Following Zebra Devices are not supported from 5.1

    Mobile Computers

    Device family Device Operating System(s)
    MC3000 MC3000, MC3090 Windows CE 5.0
    Windows Mobile 6.1
    MC9000 MC9090, MC9097, MC9094 Windows CE 5.0
    Windows Mobile 6.1

    Micro Kiosks

    Device family Device Operating System(s)
    MK3000 MK3000, MK3090 Windows CE 5.0
    MK4000 MK4000, MK4090 Windows CE 5.0

    Vehicle Computers

    Device family Device Operating System(s)
    VC5090 VC5090 Windows CE 5.0

    Wearable Computers

    Device family Device Operating System(s)
    WT4090 WT4070, WT4090 Windows CE 5.0

    Printers

    The underlying SDK wrapped by RhoElements for each printer manufacturer will support a wide range of that manufacturer's printers and their documentation should be consulted for an up to date list. Zebra has formally validated a number of specific popular printers, (QLn320, MZ220, MZ220) but the API will support the same range of printers supported by the manufacturer SDK. more details of which can be found at the Printing documentation

    Memory Considerations

    RhoElements 4.0 introduces support for our older device families such as the MC9000 and MK4000. The devices supported by RhoElements span the entire range of the performance spectrum and therefore care should be taken when developing applications, especially for these older devices. Please have the capabilities of your target device in mind when developing your application, the following points will help with this.

    Localizations

    RhoMobile Suite has been approved to run on the following localized device operating systems:
    • French
    • Italian
    • German
    • Spanish
    • Portuguese
    • Traditional Chinese
    • Simplified Chinese
    • Korean (Windows Embedded Handheld Only)
    • Japanese

    Approved localized operating systems can be obtained from Support Central.

    Non-Zebra Devices

    Whilst RhoMobile Suite will also run on many competitor devices running Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 this configuration is not officially supported.


    Components of RhoMobile Suite

    PC Components

    If the default install location is not changed, the components are installed in the following folders:

    Component Location
    RhoStudio C:\RhoMobileSuite[version#]\rhostudio
    RhoConnect C:\RhoMobileSuite[version#]\ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.9.1\gems\rhoconnect-5.0.x
    GNU make C:\RhoMobileSuite[version#]\make-3.81
    Redis database C:\RhoMobileSuite[version#]\redis-2.6.x
    RhoMobile sample applications C:\RhoMobileSuite[version#]\samples

    Device components for Windows Embedded Handheld and Windows CE devices:

    Component Location
    Runtime Executable \Program Files\<App Name>\
    Default Configuration Files \Program Files\<App Name>\Config
    Default HTML Files \Program Files\<App Name>\HTML
    Default Image Files \Program Files\<App Name>\Image
    MPM accessory libraries \Program Files\<App Name>\MPM
    NPAPI Plugin Directory \Program Files\<App Name>\NPAPI
    EMML Plugin Libraries \Program Files\<App Name>\Plugin
    Files required for Ruby Wrapper \Program Files\<App Name>\rho

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    Installation

    Instructions for installing RhoMobile Suite including all its components (RhoElements, Rhodes, RhoConnect) on both Windows and Mac can be found in the online installation instructions (http://docs.rhomobile.com/en/4.0.0/guide/rhomobile-install).

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    Usage Notes

    Overview / Setup


    Usage Notes for RhoConnect

    The latest guides and information on supported platforms are available at http://docs.rhomobile.com/rhoconnect/introduction. The migration guide from 2.2 to 4.0 is available at http://docs.rhomobile.com/rhoconnect/migration

    Usage Notes for RhoStudio

    RhoMobileSuite ships with RhoStudio. The latest guides and information on supported platforms is available at http://docs.rhomobile.com/rhostudio.tutorial.

    Usage Notes for Cloud Building

    Usage Notes for RhoElements applications

    Interaction with Datawedge

    In order to run RhoElements alongside DataWedge please configure a DataWedge profile as documented under the 'Profile Configuration Menu' page in the DW help file under the following scenarios: You can also refer to the RhoElements scanner documentation page for step by step instructions on how to do this.

    License Sign in / Sign up

    Localized Builds

    Module specific notes

    Usage notes for Windows Mobile / Windows Embedded Handheld and Windows CE

    Usage notes for Android. Both Consumer and Zebra Android

    Usage notes for iOS

    Usage notes for WP8

    Usage notes for the Rendering Engine

    Notes for running multiple applications simultaneously

    Development

    Configuration Options

    Usage notes for Beta Functionality

    Usage Notes for New ORM Common API (Beta)

    New ORM API provides Ruby and JS access to the Rhodes mini database object mapper (ORM), performing database operation on Rhodes model objects. It replaces old Ruby and JS implementations and serve as a basis for new features and enhancements. For further information consult online Module Core API and Models API documents. Existing implementation (Old ORM) is kept in parallel at this moment to provide smooth transitioning to the new API. By default, existing Old ORM API will be enabled by default in RE 4.1.

    Usage Notes for Cloud Building

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    Known Issues

    Known Issues with RhoConnect

    Known issues with RhoStudio

    Known issues with Cloud Building

    Known Issues with RhoElements applications

    Known issues with Modules

    Known issues on Windows Mobile / Windows Embedded Handheld and Windows CE

    Known issues on Android. Both Consumer and Zebra Android

    Known issues on iOS

    Known issues on Windows Phone 8

    Known issues on Windows Desktop applications & RhoSimulator

    Rendering Engine Issues

  • Cookie expiration times should not be relied upon in Windows Mobile and Windows CE.
  • CSS Font-Family property is not functioning.
  • The viewport meta tag, once set, will persist across pages and is not compatible with device rotation.
  • Specifying a viewport may cause form components or iFrames to be scaled incorrectly. This will be resolved in the next release.

    Known issues with Live Update

    Known issues with New ORM Common API

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    Usage Notes affecting 2.2 APIs

    With the move to 4.0 a number of new APIs were created to harmonize the sometimes disjointed set of APIs available under 2.2. All 2.2 APIs are still backwardly supported under 4.0 and a migration guide is available under http://docs.rhomobile.com/guide/apiusage. The following usage notes only affect those APIs included in 4.0 for backwards compatibility with 2.2.

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    Known Issues affecting 2.2 APIs

    With the move to 4.0 a number of new APIs were created to harmonize the sometimes disjointed set of APIs available under 2.2. All 2.2 APIs are still backwardly supported under 4.0 and a migration guide is available under http://docs.rhomobile.com/guide/apiusage. The following known issues only affect those APIs included in 4.0 for backwards compatibility with 2.2.

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    Supported Ciphers

    The following SSL Ciphers are supported in WebKit

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    Part Numbers

    The following table lists the part numbers for RhoMobile Suite

    Part Number Description First Release Date Comments
    RMS_050101_WIN RhoMobile Suite for Windows operating systems 8th June 2015 Version 5.1.1
    RMS_050101_DMG RhoMobile Suite for Mac operating systems 8th June 2015 Version 5.1.1

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    Last revised: 8th June 2015
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    Zebra, Inc.