AppForge Delivers Over-the-air Software and Digital Rights Management

6/12/2003 - AppForge expands their mobile application platform to carriers and device manufacturers. In addition to MobileVB, a mobile and wireless development tool for Visual Basic developers, AppForge now offers digital rights management (DRM), and over-the-air software distribution products and services.

“Our primary goal is to enable developers, device manufacturers, and operators to quickly and efficiently develop and deploy mobile and wireless applications.“ said Doug Armstrong, CEO of AppForge. “We are very pleased that industry experts like Ovum are recognizing the power and versatility of the AppForge mobile application platform.”

Ovum Ltd. of the United Kingdom has recently released an analyst report about application development entitled, “Wireless Applications Development” by Jessica Figueras, Bola Rotibi, May 2003. In this report, Ovum positions the most prominent application development environments in terms of their wireless focus and their target customer. AppForge receives credit for being - a development environment that is well focused on the wireless space in addition to being well positioned between the consumer/mass market and the enterprise.

“When a developer decides an application is right for wireless, the key priority for them is to quickly develop that application. If speed and time to market is important, then re-use is a high-level requirement, whether that is through re-use of skills, code or best practices.” said Bola Rotibi Senior Analyst and Software Development Strategies expert with Ovum. “Application frameworks will maximize re-use by offering the broadest reach possible in terms of multiple platform support, simplicity in use, and make design and appropriate device selection an important feature in the development process.”

Ovum’s “Wireless Applications Development” report can be found at . Developers interested in trying AppForge MobileVB can download a copy at

About AppForge
AppForge products and technology enable software developers to write mobile and wireless applications using the knowledge and resources they already have. AppForge’s flagship product, MobileVB, provides Visual Studio developers the ability to write applications for more than 90% of the world’s leading mobile and wireless devices including Palm OS, Pocket PC and Symbian devices. More than 80,000 developers are using AppForge MobileVB to develop applications that are in use on more than three million mobile and wireless devices worldwide. For more information on AppForge, visit the company’s Web site at, phone (678) 686-9400, or e-mail

About Ovum
Ovum is the largest European headquartered advisor on telecoms, software and IT services. Ovum takes a global perspective on leading-edge technology and market developments, and assesses the commercial impact for your business. Ovum’s analysts and consultants work with clients to help them make sound commercial decisions about the technologies, market strategies and competitive approaches they need, to excel in the current climate. Ovum’s integrated range of services from tailored consulting assignments, advisory and analyst access services to individual reports help clients spot the short-term issues and the long-term opportunities for their businesses. For more information on Ovum, visit them at

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