"The first wireless Internet application developer destination with global reach will officially debut at CTIA's Wireless World 2000, Feb. 28-March 1 in New Orleans. AnywhereYouGo.com opens with offices in Dallas and London and plans to add Helsinki and Tokyo operations later in the year.
"AnywhereYouGo.com is the premier global business hub for developers and IT decision makers creating and deploying applications for Web-enabled wireless devices. The site provides information, tools, community and other resources vital to businesses developing applications using WAP, Bluetooth and Web clipping for data-enabled phones, PDA's, and other wireless devices.
This market is large and growing quickly:
-- More people will access the Internet via a mobile phone than a PC by the year 2003 according to the IGI Group.
-- Mobile e-commerce is forecast to total 14 billion transactions in 2005 for a total market of $200 billion according to Strategy Analytics.
"AnywhereYouGo.com is being launched by Internet business consultant Lee Wright and People/Design/Technology, the business and technology strategy boutique focused on the Internet that he founded in 1997. The firm's staff is comprised of technologists and developers, information designers, project managers, technical writers, and distance learning experts drawn from KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and EDS, among others.
"The new venture's London bureau comprises WAPtastic.com, the leading independent WAP resource on the Web that has recently merged with AnywhereYouGo.com. The WAPtastic audience includes developers and IT managers from more than 60 countries. James Pearce, who founded WAPtastic and is now the UK Director for AnywhereYouGo.com, will head the AnywhereYouGo.com European efforts from London.
"We've heard repeatedly from developers that it's too time-consuming to find the information needed to develop applications that work on multiple wireless data platforms. With the launch of AnywhereYouGo.com, we've solved that problem and given handset and equipment manufacturers the single best way to tap the global developer community. By meeting the needs of developers, IT managers, and the wireless industry, we're helping fuel the growth of wireless applications," said Lee Wright, CEO of AnywhereYouGo.com.