OTC:BB Symbol: MBYL
SAN JOSE, CA, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Mobile Data Corp. (OTCBB: MBYL) is pleased to announce that the Company has been accepted by Research In Motion (RIM) as a Blackberry Alliance Select Application Development Member, effective immediately. Mobile Data Corp. (MDC) is creating a variety of useful personal and business applications for Blackberry(R) Smartphones and is developing a software layer that makes it easier to build and propagate applications on the Blackberry Platform.
MDC anticipates that its Application Program Interface will provide an easier development arena for outside developers to provide their applications to the Blackberry Platform and therefore vastly increase the number of applications available for RIM Smartphones. The Blackberry Smartphone enjoys a 43% market share in North America but trails behind the iPhone in actual number of applications available to the platform.
MDC's strategy of developing applications that can be sold through the Blackberry APP World(TM) storefront will allow Smartphone users to easily search for, purchase and download apps that let them do even more with their Smartphones.
As an Alliance partner, MDC will benefit from the availability of support for its marketing and sales initiatives by RIM. MDC expects to launch its first Smartphone application, the MDC-Tracker, shortly. The MDC-Tracker is a software layer that will support developing a variety of location based services as an on-board application for not on Blackberry Smartphones, but also any company providing web services on the internet.
This Alliance provides MDC with a host of benefits on a technical, marketing and sales basis that will further the Company's business plan rapidly. These include: Access to Blackberry tools and SDK's, participation in Blackberry web signals and Push API's, access to Blackberry Internet Service-B Connectivity, Developer Forum, inclusion in the Developer Newsletter and Partner Newsletter, participation in software beta programs, use of the Blackberry Alliance Member Logo, listing in the Solutions Catalogue, use of co-branded sales and marketing material, marketing on Blackberry online resources, co-operative marketing opportunities, access to RIM Internal Business Units (carriers, product managers, global sales teams) and priority placement in the Mobile Solutions Center.
Further information about Mobile Data Corp. and the MDC-Tracker may be obtained from the company's website at www.mobiledatacorp.com. Mobile Data Corp is a solutions provider for telecommunications and computer convergence.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
President & CEO
Mobile Data Corp.
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SOURCE Mobile Data Corp.