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Operators, vendors set for unified Korean apps store

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.

Vodafone trumpets the benefits of customer insights and WAC

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.

Orange takes widget platform open-source

Orange Group made its “Open Source Mobile Widget Platform” available to the mobile industry, which it says “enables web-based mobile apps to be developed for all mobile devices, ranging from the lowest to the highest form factors.”

Operator app initiative WAC joins forces with JIL

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.

Wholesale Applications Community Accelerates Delivery of Open Applications Platform

WAC announces company formation, leadership, board and business models; Agrees to join forces with Joint Innovation Lab (JIL)


Should operators be involved in the devices business?

Recent developments in the apps and services space mean carriers need to pick their battles carefully

Devices key to WAC’s ambitions

It may be an operator-led initiative, but the support of handset vendors is also crucial to hitting May’s target