Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo reports that “Korea’s smartphone application markets will be unified in a single website from May next year,” with the country’s three operators – KT, LG Uplus and SK Telecom – joining forces with LG Electronics and Samsung to set up a “steering committee” for the project.
Sanj Matharu, Principal Manager of Developer Marketing at Vodafone Group, today talked up the potential of WAC for developers to address multi-platform application deployments, while acknowledging several challenges for the technology in the short term.
The Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) – an operator-led group aiming to provide an open international applications platform that could take on the might of Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market – this morning announced its official company formation, business model and plans for the next few months, as well as its biggest development to date; the planned integration of the Joint Innovation Lab (JIL) into the initiative.
WAC announces company formation, leadership, board and business models; Agrees to join forces with Joint Innovation Lab (JIL)
Recent developments in the apps and services space mean carriers need to pick their battles carefully