In Pictures: Bossie Awards 2013 - The best open-source application development tools

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Modo Labs Kurogo Modo Labs' mobile middleware engine, Kurogo, built on the MIT Mobile Framework, bundles back-end data connectors, display templates, and browser detection to deliver content tailored to the calling device. Kurogo's templating system lets you natively support desktop browsers and HTML5 mobile browsers, as well as native iOS and Android clients, all from the same data sources.

Good abstractions between data, business logic, and UI templates promote code reuse. A number of prebuilt modules let you plug in common functions such as authentication, calendars, maps, social media, and content feeds. You can also build your own modules with PHP/HTML/JavaScript. The browser-based admin console allows you to configure the system and manage modules without editing configuration files.

-- James R. Borck

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