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

Emoze now inside the world’s most widely used mobile device platform – Nokia S40

Emoze’s true mass market messaging solution hits true mass market devices
London, 13 July 2009 – Nokia Series 40 mobile phones are now being shipped with a direct, emoze push messaging software link in the OVI download folder so that users can quickly set up their favourite messaging data sources such as Gmail, Hotmail, Facebook and so on, pushed to their mobile phone, with real-time, secure synchronization.
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WorldMate® 2009 Launched for Nokia S60 3rd Edition and 5th Edition Smartphones

A new standard is set for mobile application usability on Symbian handsets.
ATLANTA, GA March 23, 2009 – WorldMate, Inc., the industry leader in mobile travel services with over 2 million active customers worldwide, today announced it launched WorldMate 2009, a brand new version for Nokia smartphones. This free version is available on the over-the-air download site
WorldMate 2009 presents a completely re-designed user experience making it even easier for travelers to access pertinent information while on the go. A new home screen welcomes users with a summary of key information such as the real-time status for upcoming flights. Other enhancements include a navigation scroll wheel for instant access to WorldMate’s numerous travel services, a cutting-edge graphical layout, and an exciting new color scheme.

“WorldMate 2009 sets a new standard in usability and further extends our company’s nine-year thought leadership in the mobile industry”, explains Nadav Gur, WorldMate’s CEO. “This major upgrade will make life on the road even better for the 1.7 million Nokia smartphone users who already rely on WorldMate as well as for the tens of millions around the globe who own NSeries and ESeries handsets such as the Nokia E71, N96 and XpressMusic 5800.”

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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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WorldMate Brings First Mobile Flight Alert Service To Nokia S60 Symbian Platform

Award-winning mobile travel service helps road warriors using Nokia’s popular platform avoid travel pitfalls

Los Angeles, CA (May 2, 2008) – WorldMate, Inc., the leading provider of mobile travel services for frequent fliers, today introduced flight alerts for Nokia S60 devices. Now, WorldMate for S60 users can automatically receive real-time updates directly on their mobile phones when their flights are canceled or delayed. In addition, travelers inconvenienced by last-minute changes can check updated flight schedules to quickly
rebook and save time at the airport.

Users of WorldMate for Nokia S60 simply enter their flight numbers directly into the mobile application. The WorldMate service acts as a ‘guardian angel’, watching over travelers’ itineraries and proactively notifying them of delays or cancellations. As flight schedules change, the service pushes personal alerts directly to the mobile device, and enables users to react within the application by referencing updated schedules to find suitable alternate flights.
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