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Mobiletech proudly announce Vårdguiden

Written by Mobiletech

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The mobile edition of Vårdguiden is available on http://vardguiden.se/

Read more on SVT and mkse.com.


Mobiletech Frame Course, June 8th

Written by Jon Arne Sæterås

Product Director

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

More information and registration: http://framecourse.eventbrite.com/

This one day course is an unique opportunity to learn the latest techniques and tools from some of the developers of one of the most successful mobile frameworks around. You will learn about mobile web development in general, but we will use most of the day to learn about Mobiletechs mobile web framework.

  • Overview of the mobile landscape
  • Develop using Frame Widgets
  • Device detection and adaptation
  • Extending Widgets and creating your own Widgets
  • Using HTML5 features
  • Developing for iPad and tablets
  • Testing

Who should attend:

This is a customer event for developers with web experience. Java and JSP knowledge is recommended. Prior experience with Mobiletechs Framework is not required.

Speaker: Anders Magnus Andersen

Anders is the head developer in Mobiletech’s Stockholm office and is also the technical product manager of “Mobiletechs Mobile Web Framework”. During his 5 years at Mobiletech, Anders has amassed a wealth of technical and market knowledge about the mobile web. Anders has a CV full of award-winning mobile sites in Scandinavia, and is a key figure in Mobiletech’s technical development.


Libraries goes mobile

Written by Mobiletech

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Libraries in Denmark and Mobiletech have developed a mobile site allowing users to manage their books, reservations and even extend the period for loans using their mobile phone. …and this is only phase one.

Check out the mobile site at http://m.bibliotek.dk/.

bibliotek.dk

Facsimile from Børsen.


Meet Mobiletech at mediaXchange next week!

Written by Mobiletech

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Visit us at mediaXchange 2010 in Orlando at Booth # 905, Orlando, Florida 11–14 April 2010

Book a meeting now!


Vizrt Escenic and Mobiletech Join Forces to Simplify Publishing to Mobile Devices

Written by Jon Arne Sæterås

Product Director

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

PRESS RELEASE

Bergen, Norway, April 7, 2010 Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

 

As cell phone technology improves and more people rely on their phones for access to a variety of information, the problem of formatting that information has increased. Web pages must look good on both a full size computer screen and on the small screen of a mobile device. Traditionally, this process has required a significant amount of extra work for a publisher.

Vizrt, based in Bergen, Norway, offers software for Web publishing and content management, and has teamed up with  Mobiletech, another company based in Bergen, Norway and one of its preferred partners for mobile content delivery, to provide a simple process to modify Web content so that it will display properly on all devices. At the center of this technology is the Escenic Content Engine, a high-performance content management platform, which now has an add-on that lets users easily publish content to both the Web and mobile devices without having to worry about picture size, fonts or how the layout will look on a specific device.

The Escenic Mobile Solution, a complete, cross-channel content management system, handles text, images, video and audio to create a mobile Web site optimized for each device.

Mobiletech will join Vizrt in booth SL5408 at NAB2010 in Las Vegas. They will have demonstrations of Escenic Mobile Solution on multiple mobile devices, along with a demonstration of the Mobile Widget Pack, an extension of Escenic Mobile Solution.

“When a URL is requested, the device making this request is analyzed and Escenic Mobile Solution knows whether it is a mobile device, desktop device or tablet,” said Jon Arne Sæterås, product director for Mobiletech. “Then the device is redirected to a mobile optimized site, and Escenic Mobile Solution chooses the optimal presentation template.”

It’s easy to create one layout for the Internet and another for mobile devices. The content can be the same for both types of displays, or it can be modified to make viewing easier.

Based on templates, the Escenic Mobile Solution provides scalability and flexibility. It also eliminates the need to create different content for different devices. It contains a database with information for more than 10,000 mobile devices and is constantly being expanded to include new mobile products. “It’s often updated before new devices go on sale,” said Christian Løverås, business development manager for Escenic.

The database provides a device filter and template configuration, which makes the content and layout ‘device-aware.’ The user concentrates on creating content and the Escenic Mobile Solution takes care of the formatting for all devices. It will optimize and format pages to support the full capabilities of the viewing devices using the configuration data for each device.

An included template and a widget toolkit allow developers to create more advanced features on the mobile Web site. To further enhance mobile content, the Escenic Mobile Solution contains functions for filtering content, image conversion and markup optimization.

 

About Vizrt:

Vizrt creates leading-edge content production tools for the digital media industry – from award-winning 3D graphics & maps through integrated video workflow solutions and online publishing tools.

We propose a new vision for content creation, management and delivery with an end-to-end solution from conception to multi-format distribution. Through constant innovation and a good measure of fun, we create software and services that push creative boundaries and develop new ways of telling stories.

Vizrt’s product suite is used by the world’s leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions, including both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, utilize Vizrt solutions.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154.

About Mobiletech:

Mobiletech was founded in April 2005 by an innovative team of telecommunication, banking and investment professionals. The entrepreneurs saw a need to create a platform to bring the worlds of content and mobile together in a way that would create great user experiences for people using mobile devices to view the Web. Mobiletech has grown to be a leading global provider of advanced mobile enabling software and services for major media companies, brands and corporations. Mobiletech provides tools to enable an engaging presence on the mobile web and removes the technical complexity of delivering content to multiple devices, browsers and networks. http://www.mobiletech.mobi/

 

Press contacts:

Bjarne Berg

Ofra Brown

SCHWARZ Financial Communication

President & CEO

CFO

Frank Schwarz

+47 9055 7711

+47 5351 8040

+49 611 1745 398 11


Mobiletech and CCI Europe becomes partners

Written by Mobiletech

Friday, March 12th, 2010

118496v2v1 CCI Europe is a company with long experience in helping news publishers to get the most out of their content. Both CCI Europe  and their customers acknowledges that mobile is an important piece of this puzzle. So it is with great excitement and joy we now announce that CCI Europe and Mobiletech now are partners! The partnership will give the news publishers the possibility to harness all aspects of the mobile web in an seamless and integrated manner.

We look forward to the cooperation!

About CCI Europe

CCI is part of the Stibo Group and today the leading provider of editorial and advertising solutions for cross-media news environments.

We provide the platform to support the evolving needs of the world´s leading news organizations, and our scalable solutions help growing media brands optimize their business strategies. Constant innovation and strong customer commitment remain the cornerstones of CCI´s business model.

Our history of developing technology for the world’s leading news publishers is unrivalled. Since its establishment in 1975, CCI has delivered breakthrough solutions to media organizations around the world enabling them to develop their business in changing markets.

We continually work to enhance our offerings based on customer feedback and detailed industry knowledge. We establish close relationships with our customers for real-world experience and recommendations. Our ongoing goal is to empower our customers to manage cross-media publishing, to re-use content across properties, to enhance editorial quality and to streamline advertising sales and production.

The products of our efforts are the leading newsroom and ad sales and ad production solutions, CCI NewsDesk, CCI NewsGate and CCI AdDesk, which are renowned throughout the industry and operating in more than 100 media organizations across five continents.

CCI has approximately 200 employees working in the main office in Aarhus, Denmark, and in our offices in the US,  Germany and Australia.


SAXOTECH and Mobiletech partners up

Written by Mobiletech

Friday, March 12th, 2010

logo_saxotech Mobiletech is happy to announce a partnership with SAXOTECH. The partnership gives hundreds of content owners around the world easy access to the mobile value chain, all within their existing workflows and work processes.

SAXOTECH has a proven track record and powers many demanding customers. The growth of the mobile web fuels the customers’ demand of enabling end users to consume content on handheld devices. Hence, the partnership has excellent timing and gives immediate value to content owners.

We look forward to the mobile future!

About SAXOTECH

At SAXOTECH we are dedicated to helping media companies address the changing behaviours of consumers by providing enterprise content management and monetization solutions. Today, our solutions are used by more than 600 organizations around the world. Media groups and independent companies alike use our scalable, easy-to-implement solutions to efficiently plan, create, edit and publish to multiple channels as well as to develop new revenue streams.

Our multi-channel publishing products streamline workflow, provide multi-channel distribution, increase readership, generate new revenue streams and reduce operating costs. SAXOTECH’s Online Ad Solutions increase internal efficiencies, enhance end-user experiences, maximize advertising profitability and capture local market segments. Our products and solutions deploy easily, require minimal management and are simple and intuitive to use. When combined with SAXOTECH’s managed services our products and solutions can be rapidly integrated on our Cloud platform without the need to build or deploy a costly infrastructure.

SAXOTECH also provides a full line of professional services designed to complement its suite of products and solutions. Many of our professionals have spent years in the media industry and understand the demands you face every day. From implementation, to integration, to training and to custom development, SAXOTECH’s Professional Services team is available to you to ensure predictable results and timely project completions.

SAXOTECH’s solutions and supporting services were designed with your success and profitability in mind.


Mobiletech helps Voice of America go mobile in 25 languages

Written by Mobiletech

Monday, February 15th, 2010

PRESS RELEASE

Mobiletech Press Release February 15th 2010

Media companies are increasingly realizing the importance of incorporating mobile as a part of their digital strategy and launching targeted services for mobile phones. The Scandinavian service provider, Mobiletech, has been chosen by Voice of America as the technology supplier of the mobile solution to the famous international broadcaster.

Voice of America has an overall strategy to engage in a personal relationship with the audience, offering the user to interact and share, but also to become a citizen journalist being able to communicate back from any part of the world. The Mobiletech platform provides through one single codebase, regardless of device, browser and interaction model, easy setup, development and maintenance enabling the content owner to spend the time and resources on creating a compelling user experience!

Rebecca McMenamin, VOA/IBB New Media Director, says, “Mobile is important to Voice of America. Not only is it the fastest growing media on the planet right now, it is important because there are more users of mobile internet in some parts of the world today than of desktop internet. In addition VOA covers large parts of the world where the users are much more likely to use mobile internet than the regular www-site.”

“We are extremely proud that Voice of America has chosen the Mobiletech Mobile Web Framework as a platform for their mobile ambitions, hosting their different language sites on the Mobiletech ASP service platform”, says Mobiletech CEO, Christian Erichsen. Currently upgraded versions of the Spanish and Swahili sites are being launched by Mobiletech, and over the next few weeks a number of the remaining language sites will follow suit.

Example of the first Voice of America mobile sites are available on: http://swahili.voa.mobi

“Mobiletech’s focus is on creating the best possible user experience for the consumer yet at the same time offer flexibility and full editorial control and freedom to the content owners. Especially over the past year, the market has aligned itself to the same vision” says Mobiletech VP Int. Sales, Bjarne Solhaug. A large number of the worlds leading media companies are launching new mobile initiatives at the moment, and Mobiletech has been increasingly able to secure leading brands on its client list, not only in Europe, but also in the USA, Canada and in the Middle East.

About Voice of America:

“Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service founded by the U.S. Government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts approximately 1,500 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of 125 million people.”

About Mobiletech:

Mobiletech is a software company that provides a scalable and flexible platform to enable the mobile web. Mobiletech was founded in 2005 and has grown to become a leading worldwide provider of advanced mobile enabling software and services for major media companies, brands and corporations. The Mobiletech platform covers all the tools and elements needed to enable an engaging presence on the mobile web and removes the technical complexity of delivering content to multiple devices, browsers and networks.

Among Mobiletech customers are Washington Post, Dagens Nyheter, The Globe and Mail, TV2, Eniro, Aftenposten & Sydsvenskan. Among Mobiletech partners are Escenic, TNS Gallup and CCI Europe.

For more information:

Voice of AmericaMobiletech
www.voanews.com
Rebecca McMenamin, New Media Director
Tel. +1 202-203-4881 
www.mobiletech.mobi
MWC: Michael Buch Sandager, CSO
Tel. +45 2342 0558 
USA: Bjarne Solhaug
Tel. +1 301 648 3485 

Download PDF.

Attached: Screenshot of VOA Swahili Mobile

Voice of America Swahili site


Mobiletech starting up the first developer course in Stockholm and Washington DC.

Written by Mobiletech

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Mobiletech takes great pleasure inviting customers and contacts with a mobile interest to one day training course on the latest techniques and tools for effective use of the mobile web. The tutor on this occasion is the Head of Development in Mobiletech Sweden. The curriculum will include mobile web development in general, but also contain an in depth look into some features of the Mobiletech Mobile Web Framework. The focus will be on the challenges of mobile site development and how you can use your web developer experience to create great mobile web sites.

It will include topics as:

  • Mobile “standards” and technologies
  • Device detection and adaptation
  • Testing
  • Demo of the Mobiletech Framework
  • Real life examples
  • Safari webkit specific features (iPhone, Android and Palm Pre)
  • What’s to come

Who should attend:
Developers with web experience, and Java and JSP knowledge is recommended. Prior experience with Mobiletech’s Framework is not required.

Speaker:
Anders Magnus Andersen (Stockholm and Washington DC)
Anders is the Head of Development in Mobiletech’s Stockholm office and is also the technical product manager of “Mobiletech’s Mobile Web Framework”.
During his 5 years at Mobiletech, Anders has acquired a substantial amount of technical and market knowledge about the mobile web. Anders has a track record full of award-winning mobile sites in Scandinavia, and is a key figure in Mobiletech’s technical development.
Johan Simonsson (Stockholm)
Johan is one of the main developers in the “Frame team” and has long experience with mobile development including location based services, messaging services and mobile gaming.


Mobile publishing made easy

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Thursday, October 1st, 2009

It’s never been easier to add mobile to your online presence.

“Escenic and Mobiletech will help form the solid foundation from which The Globe and Mail will build its online and mobile offerings for years to come. The power of the platform and the fact that it gave The Globe the ability to directly control our digital future were key factors in the decision”Recent Escenic Mobile Solution customer, Angus Frame, the Vice-President of Digital Media at The Globe and Mail.

The Escenic Mobile Solution
is a complete solution for creating and publishing mobile specific
websites with the needs of the mobile user in mind. Previous fragmented
solutions for the mobile can now be replaced by a modern digital
workflow which allows editorial staff to make changes to content
instantly in response to changing end user patterns.

In addition to being fully integrated into the Escenic Content Studio workflow, the solution has the following benefits:

  • One template can intelligently adapt your content for each and every device, saving you time whilst ensuring your users have the best experience for each device.
  • Drag and drop images, videos, text, or articles directly into your mobile site, or fully automate mobile publishing into your existing workflow.
  • A built-in widget kit allows for sophisticated interaction models from within the existing template structure.
  • Mobile templates can be built and maintained using existing resources with minimal training.
  • Access to a device library of over 10,000 devices which is automatically updated.
  • Utilize capabilities of high end handsets, such as AJAX support, to create the best possible user experience.
  • Fully compatible with Escenic Content Studio 4.3 and later releases.

Getting started with the Escenic Mobile Solution is easy. The framework is installed as a plug-in, which then allows you to incorporate mobile specific tags into your template structure. Simple sites can be delivered in days and can incorporate a number of advanced services like mobile billing, communities and other web based services.

Please contact for a demo.

2 week Starter Pack includes:

- Software installation.
– Sample template.
– Advice on how to structure your mobile content publishing workflow.


 

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