Mobile Development In The Year 2002

mobile-world-001No this is not a mistake. It is not supposed to be 2022, and this is not a futuristic post about how mobile development will look a few years from now. It is about how we developed applications back then, in 2002. I found this magazine in a pile of old papers I was about to throw to the recycling bin, and suddenly it hit me – I wrote this piece on how to develop mobile apps more than 13 years ago! So it is a visit down nostalgia lane, bringing long forgotten memories from what seems to be now a tons of technological generations ago. Continue reading

WorldMate Live Embraces the Storm

WorldMate® announces support for the hot new BlackBerry Storm touch-screen smartphone
ATLANTA, GA — December 8, 2008 WorldMate, Inc., a company specializing in mobile travel services with 1.7 million users worldwide, today announces that WorldMate Live, the Company’s flagship product, is now available for the BlackBerry Storm smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM).

WorldMate Live on BlackBerry Storm

WorldMate Live on BlackBerry Storm

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MobiMate and WorldMate Establish New Headquarters in Atlanta

American-Israel Chamber of Commerce Assists in Israel-based Company’s Decision
ATLANTA, November 16, 2008 – MobiMate Ltd., a privately-held developer of award-winning mobile travel software based in Lod, Israel, along with its U.S.-based subsidiary WorldMate, Inc., has announced it will undergo a re-organization and establish its new corporate headquarters in Atlanta. The American-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) worked closely with MobiMate for several years on this location decision, providing support to them as it has to many of the over 45 Israeli companies that have established U.S. or regional operations in the metropolitan area.

“This is great news. I have been a subscriber for over a year now and am a Gold member of the WorldMate service,” said Ken Stewart, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, whose busy schedule promoting the state demands his frequent travel throughout the world.

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WorldMate® Raises $8 Million in Series C Funding Round Led by BlackBerry Partners Fund

Newly created BlackBerry Partners Fund invests in mobile travel service
Lod, Israel, (October 29, 2008) — WorldMate, Inc., the industry leader in mobile travel services with over 1.5 million active customers worldwide, today announced it has secured $8 million dollars in a funding round led by the BlackBerry Partners Fund. The BlackBerry Partners Fund joins other notable investors including Motorola Ventures and several world-renowned angel investors who’ve previously invested in WorldMate through its parent company, MobiMate Ltd.
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WorldMate® Surpasses One Million Users On Nokia’s S60 Platform

A runaway success with 100,000 new users joining the WorldMate ranks every month

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 20, 2008) — WorldMate, Inc., the company that has paved the way for mobile travel innovation since 2000 and serves frequent flyers and road warriors around the world, today announces that it now services over one million users on Nokia’s S60 platform. With more than 100,000 new Nokia owners signing up for WorldMate each month, more travelers than ever are managing their itineraries through their handsets.
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MobiMate Awarded Most Innovative Mobile Application in GSMA

22nd September 2008, Herzelia, Israel: The GSMA, the global trade group for the mobile industry, announced the overall winner of the ‘virtual’ online round of its 2009 Mobile Innovation Global Competition. Winners were named in each of five categories, from which InfoGin was selected as the overall winner and put forward to compete in the Global Finals at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, next February (16-19 February 2009).

“We are thrilled with the number of high-quality entries received for the first ever virtual tournament, as part of our Global Innovation Competition,” said Bill Gajda, Chief Commercial Officer at the GSMA. “This round has proven to be an invaluable platform for innovators – outside of our regional rounds – to pitch new ideas to influential executives from the mobile industry. Our congratulations to InfoGin, the overall winner which now goes forward to the finals at the Mobile World Congress.”

The GSMA engaged with Carmel Ventures, a leading VC fund in Israel, Google, Microsoft R&D Center, Pitango Venture Capital, Sequoia Capital, Orange Israel, Amdocs, Israel Mobile & Communications Association, AICC, and TheMarker, the leading business website and newspaper in Israel, to present a truly virtual round of the tournament. The tournament was held in Israel at the Microsoft R&D Center and communicated virtually with judges, speakers and innovators from all corner of the globe and then broadcast via LiveU streaming technology online.

The tournament resulted in the selection of the most innovative start-up company to compete with other regional finalists (selected at the GSMA’s Americas, APAC and EMEA tournaments) at the mobile industry’s biggest annual event in Barcelona.

Most Innovative Mobile Application in a Vertical Market

* MobiMate, Ltd, Israel**
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