Geoworks Launches Mobile Publishing Program
New free program enables wide range of webmasters and other developers to publish content for smart phones
ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 22, 1997-- Geoworks Inc , a leading provider of smart phone software solutions, today launched a new Mobile Publisher Program, designed to enable Web publishers and webmasters of intranets to tailor Internet-based content and services for enhanced mobile wireless devices.
With the Mobile Publisher Program, Web publishers can build custom information services or tailor existing services for mobile users, providing anytime, anywhere access to corporate intranets, headlines, local weather forecasts, or special services like flight reservations.
Enhanced mobile communicators, or smart phones, integrate voice, data, Internet, and intranet access with customized consumer information services. According to research organization Mobile Insights, by the year 2000 the worldwide market for smart phones is expected to reach $2 billion.
The Geoworks Mobile Publisher Program enables content publishers, intranet builders, and anyone else who uses Web technology to take advantage of this potential market by providing content for these smart phones. Although specifically designed to meet the needs of Web publishers and webmasters of intranets, the program is ideal for anyone who publishes or uses content or services based on Web protocols, including content publishers, interactive services publishers, IT/IS managers, intranet managers, Web developers and software developers.
When members join the Mobile Publisher Program, Geoworks provides development resources and links to help them understand the technology requirements for publishing to enhanced mobile phones. These resources include sample pages, design guides, links to partners and other resources, and sample scripts. Program members may also be eligible for discounts on partner products. In addition to these benefits, members will also be able to learn about new developments in the rapidly growing mobile communicator market by receiving critical information from Geoworks.
To join the Mobile Publishing Program or to receive additional information, interested parties are encouraged to visit a special Web site for this program, located at www.geoworks.com/devrel/web-dev/
Based in Alameda, California, Geoworks is a leading software provider for the cellular industry and manufacturers of mobile communicating devices, including smart phones. The company has licensed its GEOS(R) operating system to leading manufacturers such as Nokia, Ericsson, NEC, Toshiba Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Brother International Corp. and Canon Business Machines.
In addition, the company intends to work with content and services providers, and international cellular operators. For additional information on Geoworks and the GEOS operating system, contact Geoworks at 510/814-1660 or on the World Wide Web at www.geoworks.com/
In keeping with U.S. law, Geoworks notes that this press release includes forward-looking statements, including third-party estimates on potential market size, the Company's intention to develop this publisher program, and the Company's plans to help members package and deliver Internet access and targeted content and services to users of smart phones. Actual results may vary significantly due to various risks and uncertainties. Those include, but are not limited to, the following: i) the smart phone market may not emerge to the degree or in the timing anticipated; ii) delivery of content and services to cellular phones is dependent upon the development of complementary technologies and alliances beyond the Company's control; and iii) new technologies and new services are inherently subject to development, timing and consumer acceptance risks. Additional information is available in the Risk Factors and Business discussions in the Company's Forms 10-K, 10-Q and other filings available from the Company or from the Securities and Exchange Commission.