SOURCE: Persistent Systems

Persistent Systems

February 02, 2010 08:00 ET

Persistent Systems' Expertise in Open Mobile Platform Enables Rapid Mobile Application Development

Expertise in the Robust Open Mobile Platform Facilitates 40%-60% Faster Time-to-Market

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - Persistent Systems, a software product development services company, announced that its tools and expertise on AOL's robust Open Mobile Platform (OMP) can be used to improve time-to-market demands for mobile applications. Persistent's contribution to AOL's OMP framework along with its in-depth understanding of OMP has enabled 40% - 60% reduction in time-to-market for mobile app development.

AOL's Open Mobile Platform is a framework exclusively designed for mobile application development, used by organizations to increase the availability of their business solutions and extend business processes outside the enterprise. OMP has drawn significant interest from companies worldwide looking to mobilize their applications and increase market penetration.

AOL's OMP is based on proven technology which has been deployed across more than 150 different handsets on several carrier networks in the U.S. The low entry cost and open source nature of the platform have also added to the increasing popularity of the OMP. Persistent has worked with AOL to help address key challenges in mobile application development and to support content and services delivered from any source. Persistent had complete ownership of the OMP client migration from v0.5 to v1.0 on MAEMO and Symbian platforms with audio, SMS and graphics feature enhancements. Persistent also worked collaboratively with AOL for the OMP Windows Mobile platform and additionally helped integrate AOL's MapQuest and Newsreader applications with OMP for the J2ME platform.

"Persistent has been an integral contributor to AOL's overall business strategy for the OMP platform," said Krishanu Seal, sr. technical director, AOL. "By leveraging their strong capabilities in the mobile domain and with their expertise on OMP, Persistent is an ideal partner for companies interested in bringing mobile applications to market faster."

"Today, there is an ever-increasing demand for quality-led solutions delivered with faster time-to-value. Frameworks such as OMP address this need with rapid mobile application development," said Hari Haran, president, Persistent Systems, Inc. "We are proud to have contributed to the development of this open-source platform, which now enables organizations to reduce time-to-market by 40%-60%, while leveraging Persistent's expertise on OMP."

Persistent's OMP capabilities include:

--  Expertise in applications development across platforms including Symbian,
    MAEMO and Windows Mobile
--  Expertise in modifications of OMP to enhance application features
--  Expertise in porting applications across platforms
--  Strong know-how in migrating applications from one operating system to
    another, migrating OMP from one OS to another

Persistent has expertise in several major mobile platforms, including BlackBerry, iPhone, J2ME, BREW, Windows Mobile, Symbian, Palm, Embedded Linux and partnerships with Android Open Handset, BlackBerry, Nokia Trolltech, iPhone Developer Program. Persistent's mobility domain experience also includes the development of carrier-grade/enterprise class applications, including push-email, social networking, enterprise mobility and PIM services.

For more information on Persistent's mobility applications and services, visit: Persistent's mobility practice or write to

About Persistent Systems

Established in 1990, Persistent Systems is recognized as an award-winning technology company specializing in software product development services. Persistent currently conducts business at various locations in India including in Pune, Nagpur, Hyderabad and Goa and overseas in Canada, Japan, Germany, The Netherlands and UK. The Company also has business presence through its subsidiaries in U.S. and Singapore. With 4,400+ employees as of November 30, 2009, innovative business models, and reusable assets and frameworks, Persistent helps its customers increase revenues and margins, and enhance brand value. It has developed proven processes for the entire product lifecycle and has contributed to over 3,000+ software product releases in their last five years and has 297+ customers as of Fiscal 2009. For more information, please visit:

Contact Information

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