Kada Launches “Mobile Developer Network” Online Community Dedicated to Mobile Java Application Developers

1/23/2003 - Kada Systems, a leading independent provider of certified J2ME software deployment solutions for mobile solution providers, launched the “Kada Mobile Developer Network,” an online community focused solely on providing services and technology for mobile J2ME application developers. The site provides developers with a central location to find information and technology, as well as a community to collaborate on mobile Java application development. In addition, the company announced that the Pocket PC 2002 version of the Kada Mobile Platform has received “Java-Powered” branding approval and is now available.

“Developing mobile J2ME applications that meet the current market needs is demanding,” said Tom O’Connell, vice president of Sales and Alliances for Kada. “Through the MDN we hope to connect the large, dispersed community of mobile application developers, device manufacturers and mobile platform suppliers and facilitate a valuable knowledge exchange. As we transform the reference design model, the MDN will play an even more strategic role for this community, helping them rapidly develop newer and more innovative applications and device capabilities in less time.”

The Mobile Developer Network, available now as an annual subscription at http://www.kadasystems.com, includes access to the following features:

“The Kada Mobile Developer Network has the potential of connecting thousands of mobile Java developers around the world into a single development community,” said Chris Lanfear, embedded software group manager for Venture Development Corp. “Having a central repository for this vast knowledge base will help these developers collaborate on designs and ultimately deliver better products to the market – faster.”

Kada has developed a fully optimized and compliant Java Virtual Machine for the Java 2 Micro Edition from Sun Microsystems. Through the MDN, developers will have access to the Kada Mobile Platform for J2ME (CLDC/MIDP) on Windows desktop environments and Pocket PC 2002 platforms. Support for additional mobile operating systems, such as PalmOS and other J2ME configurations and profiles (CDC/FNDP/PP) will be available for download through the MDN in this quarter.

As the mobile device market becomes more competitive, Kada Systems is working with device developers to enable them to focus on developing new and innovative applications to differentiate themselves. Kada sees a need to provide OS-agnostic development opportunities for the mobile device industry, allowing companies to leverage their existing technology investments across multiple platforms and device types. To that end, Kada plans to transform the traditional reference design into an integrated platform that developers can base new designs on.

About Kada Systems
Kada Systems is shaping the future of distributed mobile computing delivering innovative technologies and solutions with an exclusive focus on the client side. As the leading independent provider of certified J2ME software deployment solutions for mobile solution providers, Kada concentrates its resources on enabling its customers to achieve rapid time to market and maximum return on investment. Kada´s mature Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is the only best-of-breed solution designed to meet the criteria, beyond small size and fast performance that OEMs, ODMs, developers and manufacturers require to go to market quickly. Kada´s JVM provides the industry´s greatest ROI and lowest total cost of ownership. As a licensee of Sun Microsystems’ JavaTM 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME), Kada is actively advancing capabilities for smart handheld and wireless devices. Kada is headquartered in Burlington, Mass. The company has received funding from JK&B Capital and Network Angel Capital. For more information on Kada Systems and its products, visit the company on the Web at www.kadasystems.com.

Kada is a registered trademark of Kada Systems, Inc. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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