In the fall 2012 we announced that RubyMine supported RubyMotion, an amazing toolset for building native iOS apps with Ruby. Since then RubyMotion has started supporting OS X, watchOS, and Android, while RubyMine has become a full-featured RubyMotion IDE with smart code completion, testing and debugging features on board.
Today we can proudly announce the start of a new era for both RubyMotion and RubyMine. With the version 4.0, RubyMotion now has a free starter edition!
The RubyMotion support in RubyMine has been extracted into a plugin that is now available on GitHub under the Open Source license. The RubyMotion team has agreed to help with maintaining the plugin and ensuring that RubyMine is able to make use of all existing and future RubyMotion features, so we hope these efforts make RubyMotion even more attractive for Ruby developers and help RubyMine to stay on the cutting edge.
Our teams have been partners from the very beginning, helping each other make both products better. We are very thankful to the RubyMotion team for this long-term collaboration that now seems to be a good friendship. We have also sponsored RubyMotion #inspect annual conference and had our talks there every year. Now both companies have agreed to start a series of collaborative efforts in order to better promote our products. Stay tuned and look for a RubyMotion tag in our blog!
Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains RubyMine Team