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Java ME to Android Conversion Offerings
Tira Wireless Extends 'Go Mobile' Solution to Support Android Platform
Jan. 22, 2008 04:00 PM
Tira Wireless unveiled new development and porting services
that extend its mobile platform support beyond Java ME, BREW and smartphone
platforms to include the Android platform built by the Open Handset Alliance.
The Tira Services group is now offering development services to new and
existing clients that plan to create content for Android-based devices. These
services are ideal for organizations with limited internal development
resources or those that require the scalability that Tira Wireless provides. By
offering Android application development, Tira Wireless customers can be
assured titles will be ready for deployment when Android devices become
available later this year.
Over the past five years, Tira Wireless has ported 600 titles across 1,600
devices and 130 mobile operators around the globe, for a total of over 30,000
SKUs. Using its unmatched experiential knowledge of the mobile market, the
company is now also providing porting services to convert existing Java ME
titles to the Android platform. This is Tira Wireless' initial offering for
content developers in support of the Android platform. By using Tira Wireless'
development and conversion offerings, content providers can more easily
generate revenues from the Android platform by widening the reach of existing
applications to Android handset users, or developing new services optimized for
Android enabled handsets.
"Tira Wireless' move to support Android is in line with our vision to
support the major platforms and manage all elements of the mobile content
lifecycle, regardless of the device or mobile operator," said Juan Dewar,
CEO of Tira Wireless. "Supporting the Android platform is also a natural
extension of the work we have been doing with Java ME applications. Because of
our years of experience in this market, we are very well positioned to
understand the challenges of developing mobile content in a similar
environment, and as a result, can maximize Android's unique capabilities."
Tira Wireless currently supports the development and deployment of mobile
content to more than 2,650 Java ME and BREW-based devices offered by
manufacturers such as Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, and LG; as well as the
BlackBerry and Windows Mobile smartphone platforms.