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Bellevue, WA, United States, 2005/05/09 - Enables Device Manufacturers to Deliver the Mobile AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®) Service through Jataayu’s Instant Messaging and Presence Client for Mobile Handsets
Jataayu Software, a leading vendor of applications for mobile devices, today announced its participation in America Online Inc.’s Mobile Developer Program. The AOL Mobile Developer program will enable Jataayu to provide handset manufacturers with a Wireless Village IMPS-based instant messaging client that includes a branded, full color version of the popular AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®) and ICQ® services. The number of IMs sent and received by mobile users is growing rapidly. By joining the AOL® Mobile Developer Program, Jataayu Software can provide AIM® and ICQ® users with an easy to use and seamless mobile IM experience across multiple carriers, locations and devices. With the AIM and/or ICQ services on their mobile phones and PDAs, mobile users know in real-time when their friends, relatives, and colleagues are online and available to chat.
Benefits of the AOL Mobile Developer Program include:
1. An AOL® Client Certification Kit that includes user interface guidelines, branding elements and functional specifications for the mobile AIM and ICQ services;
2. Access to AOL’s Gateway server, which is compliant with the OMA client server protocol IMPS version 1.1 and version 1.2; and Development support and an expedited AOL review process to help speed the approval of new AIM and ICQ clients for mobile devices.
“Jataayu recognizes the importance of instant messaging in today’s mobile world. The AIM service is a very popular application on the desktop and popularity of the mobile AIM service in the youth market presents carriers with an important revenue opportunity,” said Raj Kesarimall, Director, Jataayu Software. “Jataayu is committed to the instant messaging space and will provide IM Client solutions that conform to OMA mobile messaging standards. We are delighted to be working with AOL to develop AIM and ICQ clients for mobile devices.”
“Consumers are increasingly integrating mobile instant messaging into their daily lives, and America Online is making that easier than ever with branded versions of AIM and ICQ clients for popular PDAs and mobile phones,” said Raine Bergstrom, Director of product management, AOL Mobile, America Online, Inc. “We are pleased to have Jataayu join the Mobile Developer Program to help provide AIM and ICQ users with their favorite instant messaging experience on the go.”