New iSkoot OEM Program Lets Handset Makers Bring Real-Time Web Applications to Any Mobile Phone
iSkoot’s KalaidaLive SDK Gives Any Phone Real-Time Connection to Social Networks, Twitter, e-mail, IM, News and More
SAN FRANCISCO - Mar 11, 2009 – iSkoot, a leading provider of mobile Web services, today announced a major breakthrough in mobile development by unveiling an SDK that allows handset manufacturers around the globe to add real-time mobile Internet functionality to any handset, with only a small investment.
“Mobile phones are always connected to the carrier network, but most phones cannot receive live updates or properly access Web applications. The iSkoot KalaidaLive SDK enables all phones to access the same server platform as iSkoot’s Notifier application, allowing any phone to receive live Web updates,” said Jacob Guedalia, President and COO of iSkoot. “Most importantly for OEM partners, KalaidaLive provides traffic control and shared intelligence for the host of separate applications currently competing for handset resources, bandwidth, and network capacity. This will greatly enhance the user experience while staying true to iSkoot’s approach of offering carrier- friendly solutions.”
iSkoot’s new OEM Program offers mobile device manufacturers a fasttrack to developing affordable handsets that bring access and live updates for popular Web services like Facebook, IM, e-mail, Twitter and other social media to mobile users. The iSkoot OEM Program packages the patent-pending KalaidaLive mobile client into a software development kit (SDK) available to third parties, making installing and provisioning new applications easy.
The iSkoot KalaidaLive SDK brings leading Internet services to affordable mobile handsets with minimal impact on operator networks, allowing handset makers to add real-time Internet connectivity to virtually any handset. KalaidaLive offers an industry-first client-server architecture that concentrates all service logic in the network and delivers Web services to the handset over a carrier-friendly, data-optimized connection. iSkoot designed the SDK for simplicity, scalability, adaptability, carrier-grade robustness and support for existing open standards.
iSkoot’s KalaidaLive client-server Web services architecture provides a foundation for pushing new applications and live Web service updates to mobile users. These services range from the real-time news feeds and updating status or responding to friends on social networks to e-mail, IM, Twitter and more. With iSkoot’s KalaidaLive, handsets with build-and-materials costs as low as $60 or less can connect to multiple Internet services and data sources simultaneously, offering an experience previously restricted to more expensive, high-end devices purpose-built for Internet connection.
KalaidaLive opens a persistent connection to iSkoot’s notificationserver to listen for updates from the various Web services that the subscriber uses. Once new information has been retrieved, the notification server uses this persistent connection to return all relevant new and cached information. The process is optimized for bandwidth efficiency by using a user-sensitive content retrieval system. In addition, iSkoot’s KalaidaLive server can rapidly provision new applications and manage authentication and provisioning as well.
For more information about joining the iSkoot OEM Program, and receiving the KalaidaLive SDK for mobile Web services, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
San Francisco-based iSkoot brings leading internet services like Skype to mobile handsets around the world, delivering rich consumer experiences with minimal impact on operator networks.
iSkoot launched the first and only carrier-grade, carrier-deployed Skype-for-Mobile application in 2006, and now powers the Mobile World Congress award-winning 3 Skypephone currently sold in eight countries on three continents.
iSkoot takes advantage of the voice-optimized circuit-switched network for delivery of voice communications, in keeping with its mission to engineer elegant and operator-friendly solutions to the challenge of bringing resource-intensive internet services to mobile handsets.
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