Java Industry News
Tira and M7 Enable Porting to Mobile Communities
M7 APIs Integrated into Tira Jump Product Suite
Jun. 12, 2005 10:00 PM
M7 Networks Inc., a
leading trusted partner and enabler of advanced wireless services, and
the premier provider of porting technology for the mobile
content market, have announced a collaboration that will enable mobile
content providers to port applications for deployment on mobile
communities. Under the terms of the
agreement, Tira Wireless will
integrate M7 Networks' community APIs into the Tira Jump Product Suite.
This will enable the automatic integration of the M7 functionality during
porting with Tira Jump, as opposed to having to manually insert the
functionality into each separate build.
"The success of carrier-branded
game communities underscores the value of mobile community building, both
for carriers and for publishers," said William Erickson, CEO and president of
M7 Networks,based in the San Diego area. "More leading mobile game and application publishers use
Tira Jump than any other porting technology. These publishers can now
accelerate deployment of content onto M7 Networks' community-based
M7 Networks' Application Community Platform (ACP) provides
a carrier-branded community experience and loyalty around mobile content.
The community functionality includes unique user names across all
content, leaderboards, buddy lists, game ratings game
recommendations and affinity programs. Recently, M7 Networks announced
and commercially deployed its loyalty module for the accumulation of points
for community members who engage in community-centric
"Communities are a growing influence in mobile gaming, and M7
Networks has been tremendously successful in this area," said Matt Golden,
vice president of business development and Co-founder of Toronto-based Tira Wireless.
"Its critical for publishers using Tira Jump to have the capability of
quickly adapting their content for mobile communities during the porting
process, enabling them to further accelerate time to market."