• February 3, 2010
  • North America

Funambol Enhances Open Source Mobile Cloud for Rich Media, Social Networks & Mobile Web 2.0 AppsNew Version 8.5 Enables 'Sync and Push' of Mobile Data, Rich Media and Messaging on Billions of Devices
and PCs Via the Cloud

REDWOOD CITY, CA – February 3, 2010 – Funambol, the leading provider of open source mobile cloud sync and push email for billions of phones, today introduced a major new version of its software. Funambol 8.5 propels the company’s open source mobile cloud platform into important new directions by syncing diverse mobile data, rich media and messaging on billions of phones and PCs. The company is also unveiling its new “build once, deploy everywhere” framework that enables developers to use familiar web 2.0 technology to create one version of a web app that runs on mobile devices with a rich UI, offline storage and social capabilities. This provides several advantages: fast time to market, easy development and native look-and-feel.

“The mobile cloud is red hot, as device makers, operators and internet companies rush to provide the best mobile cloud sync and push messaging experience,” said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. “At the same time, open source is a mobile game-changer, as it provides ultimate flexibility and control. We are excited to help companies provide innovative mobile cloud sync and push messaging services by extending our open source platform for rich media and social networks. Companies will also benefit by being able to rapidly create rich mobile web apps for scores of devices more easily.”

Funambol will demonstrate its software at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month. The company will show its software syncing mobile data and rich media on a wide variety of devices, social networks and content sites via the cloud. The devices include smart phones such as Android as well as e-picture frames, e-book readers and e-tablets (such as iPad). Social network and content sites will include Facebook, Flickr and Picasa. In addition, Funambol will demonstrate the rapid creation of mobile web 2.0 apps that can be deployed on popular mobile platforms, such as iPhone and Android, from a single source, using JavaScript and AJAX. To view a demonstration at Mobile World Congress, please email info@funambol.com with a meeting request or visit Funambol’s booth #1J46 in Hall 1. Funambol version 8.5 is scheduled to be available in 90 days.

About Funambol
Funambol is the #1 mobile open source project in the world and the leading provider of open source mobile cloud sync and push email solutions for billions of devices. The company’s open source software has been downloaded millions of times by 50,000 developers in 200 countries, which helps ensure that Funambol rapidly supports the latest mobile devices. Funambol’s commercial software has been adopted by the top companies in mobile, including many of the largest device manufacturers, operators, service and content providers, software companies and system integrators. Funambol is headquartered in Silicon Valley with R&D in Europe. For more information, please visit http://www.funambol.com. You can also follow Funambol on Twitter at http://twitter.com/funambol.

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