IBM has taken a step ahead with Lotus, and has decided to bring it on the mobile platform. A new version of IBM’s Lotus Expeditor software will be available for developers using Sprint’s Titan platform.
With the combination of IBM Lotus Expeditor 6.1.2 and its Web 2.0 capabilities, Sprint and IBM have opened doors for developers to create applications for individuals visiting social networking sites likeFacebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn.
The main aim of the Lotus Expeditor 6.1.2 is to offer developers the ability to port web-based applications to handsets with the help of mashups.
Also, the Lotus Expeditor will allow users to receive software updates to their mobile phones without disruption. For example, users can receive an update to a business application while continuing instant messaging.
Alistair Rennie, vice president, Development, IBM Lotus Software said, “People want to be productive anywhere, anytime.” Adding, “IBM Lotus Expeditor enables faster delivery of a new generation of Web 2.0 applications to mobile phones. Already supporting Lotus Notes and Lotus Sametime, Expeditor has a proven track record as a platform for innovative applications”
“Titan is another step in Sprint’s evolution toward truly open mobile development. We are intentionally blurring the lines between desktop and mobile development and allowing developers to easily move their applications to the mobile environment” said Tom Moore, director of Mobile Business Solutions, Sprint.
The demonstration of the Lotus Expeditor on Titan platform can be found here http://developer.sprint.com/site/global/develop/technologies/sprint_titan/p_sprint_titan.jsp