Acquia Open Sources Mobile App Code for Posting Content to Drupal Sites [April 3, 2013]
GitHub Code Release to Jumpstart Native Mobile App Development for Drupal
BURLINGTON, MA – April 3, 2013 – Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, today announced the release of the source code for Drupal Create, a mobile application that allows any Drupal content contributor to post content to their websites directly from any iOS device. Acquia has made the full Objective-C source code for Drupal Create available on GitHub, providing developers with a fully functional codebase from which custom mobile apps that communicate with Drupal sites may be built.
“Drupal has thousands of community-contributed modules and themes. With this release, Acquia is kick-starting development of mobile content publishing apps for Drupal,” said Dries Buytaert, CTO and co-founder of Acquia. “As mobile quickly becomes a dominant driver of digital experiences, the Drupal community is increasingly focused on content delivery beyond the desktop. By contributing the Drupal Create codebase, we can leverage the rapid innovation of the Drupal community through offering developers powerful, open source code that they can use, tweak and, ultimately, improve.”
With the working codebase as a foundation, developers can build Drupal-specific content publishing apps to address the needs of site owners and content contributors. Custom apps can be tailored to make use of an iOS device’s features, including location and social APIs in addition to its integrated camera and speaker. Drupal Create enables content authors to post new site content, including blog posts, articles, photos, and custom content types to any Drupal 7 site.
Drupal Create was developed in collaboration with WorkHabit, an Acquia partner that has invested significantly in the development of real time, mobile and social applications for Drupal. Acquia and WorkHabit built Drupal Create on top of the Drupal iOS Software Development Kit, which is also available on GitHub.
One example of a content publishing app based on the Drupal Create codebase is the Drupal Gardens iOS app, available from the iTunes App Store. Developers can use the Drupal Create codebase to similarly build a custom app for contributing content directly to their Drupal sites.
The Drupal Create codebase can be downloaded from: https://github.com/acquia/drupal-create.
Acquia provides enterprises with the freedom to create extraordinary web experiences based on Drupal, the open source platform that integrates content, community and commerce. Offering a variety of Cloud solutions specifically designed for Drupal, Acquia gives global organizations the unparalleled ability to rapidly deploy and manage multichannel content across web and mobile devices. Co-founded by Drupal project’s creator in 2007, Acquia has helped more than 2,500 companies including Twitter, Warner Music Group, Humana, Stanford University, Mercedes-Benz and the New York MTA, to grow and scale their digital experiences with confidence. Acquia was recently named the number one software company in the 2012 Inc. 500 and was named one of the 100 most promising companies in America by Forbes Magazine. See who’s using Drupal at http://www.drupalshowcase.com, and for more information visit www.acquia.com or call +1 781 238 8600.
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