SiRF and Openwave partner for geo-aware mobile widgets

Openwave's widget
Openwave's widget
SiRF Technology announced a strategic relationship with Openwave Systems Inc. to integrate SiRFstudio location capabilities with Openwave’s MIDAS, a Mobile AJAX-based application development platform, enabling wireless operators, content publishers, and software developers to easily employ the context of location when creating mobile widgets, rich data services and online idle screen user interfaces on mobile devices.

SiRF Technology and Openwave plan to jointly market the combined solution globally to wireless operators and mobile handset and device OEMs, enabling them to create the next-generation of innovative location-based mobile widgets and services for consumer and enterprise market segments.

Openwave's location-enabled MIDAS application development platform is designed to offer an easy, uniform way for content publishers and developers to access a variety of powerful location functionality, from location determination to mapping and routing, allowing developers to reduce their time to market and operators to more quickly deliver to consumers a wider choice of LBS applications that are easy to get, easy to use and deliver a rich, location experience. The Openwave MIDAS application development environment also includes tools to create idle-screen widgets and a framework for widget discovery, delivery, and lifecycle management. Openwave MIDAS is designed to run on Windows Mobile, Symbian, BREW, QTopia, Linux and any feature phone platform.

SiRFstudio provides handset manufacturers and carriers with the location platform and integration capabilities they need to deliver an out-of-the-box locative experience for mobile devices. It also provides a rapid LBS application development platform for software developers to embed sophisticated location capabilities into new and existing applications or services.

Friday, May 18th 2007

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