Bitstream’s award-winning cloud computing architecture now available as a software development kit for building mobile applications with perfect rendering of Web-based content without using an external browser
International CTIA WIRELESS® 2011 – ORLANDO, Fla. and MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – MobilityWire® – March 21, 2011
Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) today announced availability of the BOLT™ SDK, a suite of technology and tools that enables mobile application developers to build feature rich Java (Java ME) applications that work just as well on entry-level feature phones as they do on high-end smartphones. Now any company with Web-based content, such as media companies, can produce mobile apps that are ready to run on billions of mobile phones already in the market.
“Because of our expertise in rendering Web content on mobile devices, Bitstream was approached by developers trying to solve the problem of displaying dynamic Web content within an app without requiring the launch of an external browser, which takes the user outside of the app,” said Sampo Kaasila, vice president of research development at Bitstream. “To Bitstream the solution was simple: use the BOLT architecture from within the app. While there may be ways to embed Web content inside smartphone apps, no such capabilities natively exist for Java feature phones, and the BOLT SDK fills that gap.”
BOLT, widely regarded as the industry’s most feature-rich mobile browser, delivers faster page load times and best in class HTML 5 support enabling access to capabilities typically associated with desktop browsers to any type of mobile phone platform. To achieve both its speed and advanced features, Bitstream engineered a WebKit-based cloud-computing architecture that enables all of the BOLT browser’s capabilities.
The BOLT SDK together with the data compression inherent in the BOLT cloud computing architecture also gives Java ME apps for feature phones an advantage over smartphone apps in both speed of Web content as well as data consumption.
The BOLT SDK can now be used by application developers looking to seamlessly integrate Web content in their applications with the widest possible mobile phone support. The BOLT SDK is completely customizable and depending on the required application capabilities, can be configured in terms of package size and memory usage.
Bitstream will be demonstrating the BOLT cloud computing mobile browser and the BOLT SDK at CTIA WIRELESS in Orlando, Florida, March 22 to 24 in booth 1922. Wireless operators, handset manufacturers and service providers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the BOLT SDK.
Licensed by handset manufacturers and wireless operators around the world, the BOLT mobile browser delivers PC-style browsing with advanced features such as tabbed browsing, streaming audio and video, and integrated social networking in a relatively small application that is also the industry’s most feature rich mobile browser. BOLT is available for Java ME, BREW and BlackBerry devices and has already been installed on thousands of different handset models. BOLT’s WebKit based cloud computing infrastructure integrates easily with carriers’ billing and OSS systems, and significantly reduces infrastructure costs with its best-in-class data compression. The BOLT SDK allows any service provider the ability to create custom Web-enabled applications that run on the widest possible number of mobile phones. Wireless operators, handset OEMs and service providers should contact email@example.com to learn more about BOLT.
Bitstream Inc. develops software technologies and applications for the graphic art and mobile communications industries. Bitstream’s award-winning fonts and font technologies enable device manufacturers and application developers to render the highest quality text in any language, on any device, at any resolution. The company’s MyFonts brand is the world’s leading provider of fonts to consumers. Bitstream’s Pageflex brand enables marketers to easily produce customized communications in print, email, and online. The company’s latest offering is the BOLT mobile browser, which has been installed by millions of users worldwide since its release in February 2009. For more information visit www.bitstream.com.
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