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LinuxPR: Lutris and Nokia Accelerate App Development for World's Leading Mobile Platform

Jan 10, 2001, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])

"Lutris Technologies Inc., a leading open source enterprise software and services company, today announced a licensing agreement with Nokia, the world's leader in mobile communications, to simplify and accelerate the creation and deployment of applications for Nokia's mobile handsets. This agreement marks the first time that the application server and development tools for Nokia's platform are available in one complete package."

"Under the terms of the agreement, Lutris Enhydra 3.5, the company's Java/XML open source application server will ship with Nokia's suite of mobile development tools, including the Nokia WAP phone emulator, Nokia Activ Server as the WAP server, and the WAP toolkit. The Nokia Activ Server, the world's most recognized WAP server for the corporate market, allows mission-critical information from a website to be available on mobile devices. The WAP phone emulator runs in connection with a single user Nokia Activ Server, thus providing a real-life simulation environment for Enhydra developers. Developers will have complete access to Nokia Activ Server functionality, which allows them to check compiled size of decks and debug WML source by means of a complete WML 1.1 parser with visual error feedback. The combined solution will significantly reduce the development and deployment cycle of enterprise WAP applications."

"New online access methods for the enterprise have gone far beyond traditional PCs and now include various portable and handheld devices, including WAP-enabled-handsets," said Yancy Lind, president and CEO, Lutris Technologies. "Our agreement with Nokia makes possible a combined technology offering that creates a state-of-the-art multi-channel delivery platform to enable mobile transactions. The result is direct access from WAP handsets, via the Lutris Enhydra 3.5 application server, to back-end systems."

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