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Funambol Provides First Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) Personal Cloud App for 60 Mobile Operators & Device ManufacturersRapid Integration of WAC Billing API Yields Access to Three Billion Mobile Users (February 28, 2012)
FOSTER CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/12 -- Funambol, the leading provider of white-label personal cloud solutions for mobile devices, and the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) today announced that Funambol is providing the first personal cloud app for WAC. This makes Funambol available to 60 mobile operator and device manufacturer members of WAC for their collective base of three billion users. Funambol is the first non-game app to be certified and accepted by WAC. Funambol integrated the WAC billing APIs for in-app upgrades, enabling users to purchase additional cloud storage while using the Funambol app. You can view a demo at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKLBAr96Z2I&hd=1.
"We are excited to welcome Funambol as the first major non-game app into WAC," said Peters Suh, CEO of WAC. "Their rapid integration of the WAC billing APIs shows how easy it is for apps to quickly gain access to a vast global base of mobile operator and device manufacturers. This again underlines our commitment to helping the developer community make more innovations in applications."
WAC is an open global alliance of the world's largest mobile network operators and manufacturers. It is dedicated to making life easier for developers to create and distribute compelling digital content. WAC standardizes the mobile application ecosystem by leveraging its group scale to offer global initiatives that simplify the submission, distribution and settlement processes for developers.
"Funambol is focused on rapid global adoption of our personal cloud solution and WAC offers a great way to reach billions of users," said Amit Chawla, Funambol CEO. "WAC streamlined the billing process to make it super easy for dozens of WAC members to offer a personal cloud service to all of their users."
Funambol is the leading provider of white-label personal cloud solutions for mobile operators and device makers. WAC enabled Funambol to enhance one version of its app with WAC billing APIs to make it available for WAC member user bases. WAC is an important element of Funambol's go-to-market strategy to reach mobile users, by complementing app stores from Apple and others.
Funambol is debuting its personal cloud app for WAC at Mobile World Congress in booth #7C82.
Funambol is the leading provider of white-label personal cloud solutions for device makers, mobile operators, internet companies, service providers and ISVs. See http://www.funambol.com for more info.
About the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC)
The Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) is an open global alliance made up of the world's largest mobile phone network operators and manufacturers and is dedicated to making life easier for developers to create and distribute compelling digital content, whilst making it easier for mobile phone operators to streamline the billing process for premium mobile content delivered though applications.
WAC was formed to help standardize the mobile applications ecosystem by leveraging its group scale to introduce global initiatives to help simplify the submission, distribution and settlement processes for developers across different mobile operating systems. In addition to this, WAC has built a centralized submission repository that allows developers to submit applications once and have them distributed globally via WAC member operator and OEM managed storefronts. For more information, please visit http://www.wacapps.net.
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