The world’s largest mobile operators have joined forces to launch an open international applications platform, marking the largest unified move to date by the operator community into the mobile apps space. The so-called ‘Wholesale Applications Community’ will combine 24 of the world’s largest mobile carriers.
A senior exec of Australia’s largest operator put forward an alternative proposal at today’s keynote conference session dedicated to mobile applications.
UK broadcaster BBC is set to launch two applications for news and sport that will make it easier for smartphone users in the UK to access the broadcaster’s content on their handsets, said Erik Huggers, the BBC’s director of future media and technology, at today’s keynote conference session on mobile entertainment.
Mobile Linux platform group the LiMo Foundation has sought to align itself with the recently established Wholesale Applications Community, claiming that both initiatives share “belief in true openness.”
VoIP firm Skype today announced further details on last month’s news that it will provide a client for smartphones which run on Symbian, the world’s dominant smartphone operating system. Nokia is the first handset vendor to support the client, stating that it is now downloadable for free from its Ovi Store.