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Developer(s) MoSync AB (formerly Mobile Sorcery) (Now bankrupt)
Stable release 3.3.1 (30 May 2013)
Written in C/C++, HTML5
Operating system Microsoft Windows XP+, Mac OS X 10.6+
Available in English
Type Mobile Development
License GPL v2 / AGPL 3+ / Commercial; MoSync SDK was re-licensed to Apache License 2.0 on 26 August 2013

MoSync is a (no longer maintained[1]) free and open source software development kit (SDK) for mobile applications. It is integrated with the Eclipse development environment, and is provided under a dual license scheme; a commercial license and an open source GPL version 2 license. However, note that the MoSync SDK has been re-licensed to Apache License 2.0 since 26 August 2013. The framework produces native mobile applications for multiple platforms using C/C++, HTML5 scripting and any combination thereof. The target group for MoSync are both web developers looking to enter the mobile space, as well as the ordinary PC/Mac desktop developer with knowledge in C/C++ development.

MoSync was developed by the Swedish software company MoSync AB (formerly Mobile Sorcery AB). The first version of the product was launched in early 2005 with support for the Java ME platform. Support for several other mobile development platforms has been added since. MoSync AB filed for bankruptcy in July 2013.[2]

MoSync applications are written in the C and C++ programming languages, or in combination with HTML5 and JavaScript.[3] From this code base, MoSync can build application packages for hundreds of different mobile devices on a wide range of mobile operating systems. MoSync currently supports versions of Android 2.x-4.x, iOS, Windows Mobile Classic, Windows Phone, Symbian S60,[4] Java Mobile and the Moblin[5] platform.

Support for iOS, Android and Moblin was announced on 19th Feb 2010 during Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona.[6]

Native UI[edit]

The MoSync platform can access parts of the native UI system on Android and iOS devices since version 2.5, and Windows Phone devices since version 3.0.[7] The MoSync NativeUI API has widgets for embedding webpages and OpenGL ES views in applications and all the UI widgets are handled from the same code base on both Android and iOS. It is also possible to run emulators from other SDKs, such as Android and iOS emulators ensuring that elements native to each OS has the right look ´n feel in their respective environments.

Wormhole technology[edit]

Introduced in MoSync SDK 2.7 Pyramid is a technology called Wormhole, which creates a hook which connects javascript calls to MoSync's underlying C APIs, thereby allowing the developer to the functionality of the webview. Currently this functionality is available for Android, Windows Phone, and iOS, while other platforms could be added in future versions, due to the cross-platform nature of the MoSync SDK.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Mosync AB Bankruptcy (Swedish Language)
  2. ^ [2] - MoSync AB
  3. ^ [3] Creating HTML5 and C/C++ Hybrid Mobile Apps with the MoSync SDK
  4. ^ [4] MoSync in the Symbian dev wiki
  5. ^ [5] Mobile tools gain Moblin v2 targeting
  6. ^ [6] What is in MoSync 2.3
  7. ^ [7] HTML5 and Mobile Apps - the road ahead

External links[edit]

Download MoSync SDK[edit]

MoSync SDK 3.3.1 (30 May 2013)[edit]

MoSync 4.0 Alpha[edit]