Zong Open Mobile ‘Mega-Carrier’ Platform Opens Mobile Application Development With Zong Developer Network Zong Developer Network Provides Tools and Free Source Code Library to Simplify Mobile Ap

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2008-04-01 05:00:00

Zong Open Mobile ‘Mega-Carrier’ Platform Opens Mobile Application Development With Zong Developer Network

Zong Developer Network Provides Tools and Free Source Code Library to Simplify Mobile Ap

REDWOOD CITY, CA–( EMWNews – April 1, 2008) –

News Facts

  • Zong, the first open mobile platform provider, today announced the

    launch of the Zong Developer Network (ZDN) at http://developer.zong.com.

  • ZDN is the first open mobile development platform providing developers

    everything needed to create their own mobile applications and services,

    including free community source code for turn-key applications, an open

    API, along with simulation and testing tools.

  • Zong is also announcing a refreshed, high-level open API for the Zong

    Open Mobile platform that can be used in most of today’s top programming

    languages, making it even easier to integrate newly developed mobile

    applications and services into the platform.

  • In addition to the new API, Zong is also releasing an API explorer

    that allows developers to interact with the API without having to write any

    code.

  • Without requiring handsets and SIM cards for each operator and

    country, developers can test their applications using the Zong simulation

    tool. This email-based tool simulates inbound and outbound text message

    traffic through ZDN for any carrier and country currently supported.

  • To date, mobile development has only focused on handset applications,

    but the network-focused ZDN enables streamlined mobile application

    development that connects mobile applications and services to the Zong Open

    Mobile Platform’s 500 million global subscribers, including all major US

    carriers, for immediate mobile revenues easily billed to users’ cell phone

    statements.

  • By leveraging the network-focused Zong Open Mobile Platform and Zong

    Developer Network tools, any publisher can develop and launch mobile

    revenue-generating mobile services in days, instead of months or years

    previously needed to deal with dozens of carriers and thousands of

    handsets.

Situational Analysis

  • According to a recent Portio Research report, “Slicing up the Mobile

    Services Revenue Pie,” the worldwide mobile industry will be worth $1

    trillion by the close of 2008, making the opportunity of mobilizing web

    content more lucrative than ever.

  • Prior to Zong, the complexities of launching premium mobile services

    were close to insurmountable since companies looking to mobilize web

    content had to negotiate with individual carriers and then develop for

    multiple carrier technical protocols, certifications and restrictions.

    Further, content needed to be properly rendered for hundreds of handsets,

    making the launch of mobile services truly daunting.

  • The hurdles hindering mobile application development that forced

    developers to create individual applications for each carrier in each

    country, can now be overcome with ZDN and open API making mobile

    application development open and easy — develop once for dozens of

    carriers around the world.

Zong Quote

“In the past, companies seeking to integrate web content into mobile

networks had to develop specific applications for each carrier in each

country, adding significant complexity to mobile application development,”

said Serge Sozonoff, vice president of Zong Engineering. “By creating a

simple, open API, coupled with a suite of free, community resources, the

Zong Developer Network makes developing the right mobile application or

service simple, enabling small and large web companies alike to deliver

their web content to 500 million mobile subscribers around the world.”

About Zong

Zong, the first open mobile platform provider, allows developers,

companies, social networks and web enterprises to launch revenue-generating

mobile services in minutes. Zong solves the technical and business

complexities of the closed, non-standardized mobile sector, finally making

it simple to launch mobile services and applications to more than 500

million mobile subscribers worldwide. Zong is a division of Echovox, Inc,

a leading multinational mobile media solutions provider servicing some of

the world’s largest media groups.

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