Tira Wireless Inc.

Tira Wireless Inc.

March 08, 2005 08:01 ET

Tira Wireless Launches New Developer Network Focused on Porting Mobile Content



MARCH 8, 2005 - 08:01 ET

Tira Wireless Launches New Developer Network Focused
on Porting Mobile Content

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 8, 2005) -

Developer Zone Provides Free Access to Automated Debugging Tools and
Device Knowledge

Tira Wireless, the premier provider of porting technology for the mobile
content market, today announced the launch of the Tira Developer
Network, an online community resource (www.TiraDeveloper.com) designed
to help developers create portable mobile Java games and applications.
This content-rich site provides developers with free access to Tira's
extensive mobile device database and use of its automated verification
server (AVS) for debugging mobile content.

"The market for mobile content is growing at an explosive pace, and as a
result, publishers are demanding well-built applications that can be
easily ported at a lower cost," said Allen Lau, CTO and co-founder of
Tira Wireless. "Like the Tira Jump Product Suite, the Tira Developer
Network is a building block that underlies our strategy to enable the
mobile market to overcome the challenges of device fragmentation."

According to David Adams, president of Dallas, Texas-based Klear Games,
"The developer network is the only online community resource dedicated
to dealing with the portability of mobile games and applications. It is
an invaluable source of tools and information for developers that want
to get their mobile content accepted by leading publishers and into
global distribution."

Features of the Tira Developer Network include:

Device database: Developers get an at-a-glance view of information on
over 150 different devices from a variety of handset manufacturers. The
database provides developers with information on device memory
capabilities, screen size, resolution, and more, thereby eliminating the
need to visit individual Web sites for top-level details on leading

The Automated Verification Server (AVS): This is a real-time analysis
tool that developers can use at no cost to debug J2ME applications. AVS
performs over 60 different tests, enabling users to evaluate
applications for compliance to MIDP and CDLC standards prior to porting.
It also verifies applications against standards and requirements set out
by each individual handset manufacturer for their specific devices.

Developer Guidelines: The sound development guidelines provided on the
Tira Developer Network ensure applications are designed and developed in
a manner that facilitates porting.

Tira Wireless Launches New Developer Network

Industry Forum: The Tira Developer Network provides a dedicated forum on
issues related to porting, providing developers with an opportunity to
communicate with Tira and other members of the mobile development
community. The moderated forum will also offer insight from authorities
in the mobile market, such as Allen Lau, who is considered a pioneer in
code instrumentation and aspect oriented programming techniques related
to mobile Java.

Developers who register on the Tira Developer Network by March 31, 2005
will be entered in a draw to win an iPod.

About Tira Wireless

Tira Wireless is the premier provider of porting technology for the
mobile content market. Tira's proprietary technology - the Tira Jump
Product Suite - enables mobile publishers, operators and developers to
quickly and cost effectively bring quality mobile content to market.
Tira Jump automatically ports mobile Java applications across a broad
range of handsets, languages and mobile operator requirements. Tira's
customers and partners include Disney Mobile, Sony Pictures Mobile, THQ
Wireless, T-Mobile, TELUS Mobility, Sony Ericsson, and Nokia. Tira has
been recognized as one of "10 Emerging Wireless Players to Watch" by
IDC; named one of the "Fierce 15 Top Wireless Startups" by Fierce
Wireless; and awarded the 2004 CDMA Industry Achievement Award for
Innovative Entertainment Technology Development. For more information
visit www.tirawireless.com.

NOTE: Tira Wireless is a registered trademark. Sun, Sun Microsystems,
Java and J2ME are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other
company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
All Rights Reserved.


Contact Information

    Echo Communications (for Tira Wireless)
    Media Contact: Jodi Echakowitz
    +1 905-709-9600