Funambol, a provider of open source mobile cloud sync and push email for phones has introduced a new version of its software.
Funambol 8.5 takes the company’s open source mobile cloud platform into new directions by syncing mobile data, rich media and messaging on phones and PCs.
The company is also launching its new “build once, deploy everywhere” framework that allows developers to use web 2.0 technology to create one version of a web app that runs on mobile devices with a rich UI, offline storage and social capabilities.
“The mobile cloud is red hot, as device makers, operators and internet companies rush to provide the best mobile cloud sync and push messaging experience,” said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO.
“At the same time, open source is a mobile game-changer, as it provides ultimate flexibility and control. We are excited to help companies provide innovative mobile cloud sync and push messaging services by extending our open source platform for rich media and social networks. Companies will also benefit by being able to rapidly create rich mobile web apps for scores of devices more easily.”