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Mobixx becomes Siruna, enters Open Source era

Mobile Internet technology provider Mobixx announces that it will now operate under the name Siruna - www.siruna.com. The name change marks the beginning of a new era for this spin-off of IBBT and the University of Ghent. Siruna’s mobile application gateway is being released on open.siruna.org to the Open Source community of Web builders. These can now create high quality mobile Web sites and applications without having to deal with the technical complexity of device diversity. Siruna users can stay focused on their revenue generating applications and content while we enable their multichannel distribution strategy.

Open Source: a growing driving force for Web developments

The Open Source community has been the driving force behind Web developments for some time now. By making its mobile application gateway available to the Open Source community of Web builders, Siruna wishes to further stimulate the use and development of its mobile Internet platform. The release makes Siruna the first Open Source mobile application gateway developed in Java.

This Open Source release is expected to result in further enhancements of the Siruna technology platform. Open Source users can use the platform for free, as long as any enhancements that they make are posted back to the community. Potential customers will also be able to try out the technology before deciding on whether or not to purchase the commercial edition.

Keeping pace with rapid Web technology innovation

The Open Source model is the only way to keep abreast of the tidal wave of innovation that characterizes mobile Web technologies,” says Frank Gielen, founder of Siruna. “Without a large community, using and developing such a technology and pushing its possibilities to the limit is impossible. Besides, Siruna itself largely depends on other Open Source projects, so it seems only fair to give something back to the community.”

Siruna customers to benefit from evolutions

Siruna’s traditional product and service offering will continue to be available as before. The additional Open Source developments are certain to benefit Siruna customers, since the most interesting enhancements will be integrated into the company’s core product and service offering.

About Siruna

Siruna (www.siruna.com)is a mobile Internet technology provider. The company’s technology helps companies bring their online content to any type of mobile device. Siruna has adopted a strategy based on Open Source technology and partnerships with technology partners. The company was originally founded as Mobixx in 2007, as a spin-off of IBBT and the University of Ghent (Belgium). It currently has offices in Ghent and London.

Meet Siruna at Mobile Internet World, 21-23 October 2008, Boston, MA, United States - booth 405


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