Openwave Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: OPWV), the leading independent provider of open software products and services for the mobile communications industry, today announced the availability of the Openwave(r) Mobile SDK Version 1.5. With more than 650,000 downloads, Openwave Mobile SDK (formerly known as Openwave Mobile Developer Toolkit), when used with Borland(r) JBuilder(r), the leading Java development environment, provides developers with additional tools such as sample code, style guides, and open source tools, making it simpler to build compelling applications like Java(tm)-based games, MMS and location-based services.
"Ease of use and compelling mobile applications are the key to a gripping service for operators and a great experience for the end user," said Gina Centoni, vice president of Openwave Developer Network. "Mobile developers rely on best-in-breed development environments and have come to rely on Openwave Mobile SDK, so relationships with companies like Borland help to provide a complete set of tools to allow developers to build Java based applications quickly and easily."
"The integration of the Openwave Mobile SDK with JBuilder extends the many benefits of the JBuilder IDE to Openwave mobile developers," said George Paolini, vice president and general manager, Borland Java Solutions. "The mobile developer is now able to access the industry's leading solution for the development and testing of Java based applications for both wireless clients and WAP enabled servers, from one easy-to-use resource."
Currently, the Openwave Mobile Browser can be found in more than 380 million handsets from 45 manufacturers worldwide. Due to this market leadership, over 650,000 developers have already downloaded the Openwave Mobile SDK to create mobile applications to ensure compatibility with Openwave Mobile Browser. To view a regularly updated list of devices that utilize Openwave Mobile Browser, please visit http://developer.openwave.com/resources/phones.html.
Developers can integrate the Openwave Mobile SDK with JBuilder to validate their mobile applications that generate XHTML Mobile Profile / CSS, MMS-SMIL, WAP Push, WML or cHTML. Openwave has worked with other leading integrated development environment vendors to ensure interoperability. Additionally, Openwave has teamed up with Borland to provide trial versions of JBuilder Enterprise, the industry-leading Borland development solution for Java designed to help development teams create better software, faster.
The Openwave Mobile SDK 1.5, which enables the development of high quality browsing, messaging, and downloadable applications based on the latest mobile technologies, contains:
* Trial versions of Borland JBuilder 9 Enterprise including Borland Optimizeit Suite 5.5,
* A full messaging client for developers to test MMS messages
* User interface settings for easier configuration
* Updates for testing with the latest Openwave Mobile Browser
* The new XHTML-MP Style Guide and XHTML-MP reference guides built on the Best Practices and XHTML Tutorial provided in Version 1.0.
* An extension of the Peer2Park sample application implemented with WAP Push
* An MMS SDK, which includes a Java based library and provides the standards-based MM7 API exposed by the Openwave MMSC and which can be tested against any MM7 compliant MMSC
* Sample code, style guides, and documentation from Openwave Mobile Connections partner Mforma to help developers build J2ME(tm) and multimedia messaging applications
Developers can download the SDK for free by following this link: