dotMobi Pioneers With DeviceAtlas - First And Only Internet Address For Mobile Phones » read source
dotMobi, the company behind .mobi - the first and only Internet address designed specifically for mobile phones - announced the launch of DeviceAtlas, the definitive source of mobile handset information for mobile content developers. DeviceAtlas allows information to be shared with the global development community and to be updated online. This approach simplifies the development process and enables developers to create the best possible experience for users.
"There are many sources for device data, but they are scattered throughout developer forums and embedded into various products. DeviceAtlas is a single definitive source of device information," stated Paul Nerger, Vice President of Advanced Services and Applications, dotMobi. And along with the free, web-based version, users can access a local copy of the DeviceAtlas database via an application programming interface (API) for a modest annual fee.
"DeviceAtlas helps developers of all sizes build better mobile web applications that adapt to - and are optimized for - the widest possible range of mobile devices with structured, accurate data. This also means device data will be available for everyone, regardless of company's size, because of the low costs of DeviceAtlas. In fact, access to the Web site version of the database is completely free, and we will provide one free DeviceAtlas Developer Edition license to every member of the Dev.mobi developer forum," added Nerger.
Nokia, Vodafone, Telecom Italia Mobile, Argogroup, Volantis, Zandan and many other mobile operators, handset manufacturers and developers from around the world are working with dotMobi to collate and continually refine information on handset attributes - from early models of data-capable mobile phones to the very latest "smart" mobile devices - so that developers can create "device aware" content with the most up-to-date information available.
"The introduction of DeviceAtlas will help Internet web developers and content providers build tailored Internet experiences for a range of devices. As Nokia expands from a handset company to offer a range of Internet services - making these experiences powerful and valuable is very important," while Peter Thompson, of Vodafone Group R&D, said, "DeviceAtlas is a great tool to help mobile developers create a personalized and valuable mobile web experience for their users," stated Nokia's Head of Technology Management, Timo Skytta.
"dotMobi recognized the need to solve the challenges developers face in creating content for literally thousands of different handset and software combinations. We've worked hard to deliver what is the most comprehensive, accurate intelligence on mobile devices around the world through DeviceAtlas," noted dotMobi's CEO, Trey Harvin.