Operators call for unified apps environment
Operator keynotes at this morning’s GSMA Mobile Asia Congress called for an end to disparate application environments and hailed the Joint Innovation Lab (JIL) initiative as a potential saviour. “In the world of applications we’re missing what made mobile so successful; a common format instead of an array of islands,” warned Michael O’Hara, CMO of the GSMA.
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Major handset vendors to support JIL widgets
LG, Research In Motion, Samsung and Sharp have become the first major handset vendors to back the Joint Innovation Lab (JIL) initiative, the mobile software alliance comprising Vodafone, China Mobile, Japan’s SoftBank and Verizon Wireless.