Calgary, Canada (ots/PRNewswire) - Wmode(R), a
leading managed-services provider of mobile Internet services to
operators, today announced the acquisition of Widality(R), an
industry-leading B2B mobile app development and services company.
Wmode and Widality, two privately held companies, are joining to
capitalize on the rapidly growing smartphone application opportunity.
Wmode has been delivering browser based mobile data solutions for 10
years and is one of the leading industry providers of operator
portals, storefronts, app stores and media delivery solutions.
Widality is the developer of momentem(TM), one of the most
popular business apps for BlackBerry(R) smartphones with users in 116
countries. As a result of the acquisition, Widality will become the
mobile app services group within Wmode responsible for growing
revenues outside of Wmode's core operator services business.
"As the mobile app market continues to explode, new entrants are
emerging every day. With this acquisition, Wmode will now deliver a
range of services to app providers making it possible for them to
deploy and monetize their solutions faster; all while delivering a
high level of quality and support to their customers," said Emanuel
Bertolin, CEO of Wmode. "We are delighted that Widality is joining us
- we plan to build on the groundbreaking work they have already
achieved in this emerging market."
As part of the acquisition, Wmode will accelerate investment in
the award-winning momentem service and embrace the opportunities
being presented by the BlackBerry Application Platform such as super
app capabilities, multi-language packages, and multiple platforms
including support for the new BlackBerry 6.0 operating system.
As one of the industry's early pioneers to roll out a
sophisticated app and hosted service, Widality has steadily gained
both industry and user accolades for the momentem service including
being named a top 10 business app by Fierce Wireless, ZDNet, IT Pro,
eWeek, and CIOZone. Since launching the service on BlackBerry App
World two years ago, it has become one of the most widely used apps
in the market.
Widality identified the need for a strategic partner to take its
business to the next level and to take advantage of the abundant
market opportunities ahead, and recognized that Wmode had the
credibility, platform expertise, and bench strength needed to achieve
Terry Hughes, President of Widality, who is joining Wmode as Head
of Market Development, commented, "The timing is perfect.
Monetization of apps is about to happen on a large scale and some
serious players are looking to be successful in the app market.
Wmode's pedigree and our real-world experience of rolling out apps
make us the ideal team to help companies across the value chain
profit from the app revolution."
The new business group will deliver application lifecycle
management services that enable app providers developing on Android,
BlackBerry, iPhone, Symbian and Windows Phone 7 to reach their target
audience in new ways, distribute their solutions more effectively,
engage with and understand their customers, deliver more
sophisticated services, and most importantly, increase revenue.
Notes to Editors:
Wmode operates ClearMode(R), a comprehensive service suite that
provides mobile operators with the recruitment, management,
discovery, delivery and payment of mobile apps, content and services.
Wmode offers these technologies and services as a managed service to
enable mobile operators, MVNOs, content providers and media and brand
companies to deliver a broad range of wireless Internet solutions to
their consumers. ClearMode, the first complete distribution solution
for media and App Stores has been operated as a managed service since
2002. Wmode, founded in September 2000, is a privately held company
with offices in Calgary and Toronto, Canada and Bern, Switzerland.
Further information about Wmode can be found at http://www.wmode.com.
Widality is the developer of the award-winning momentem service,
one of the most popular business apps on BlackBerry(R). Recently
acquired by Wmode, a major provider of app distribution and content
management services to wireless carriers, Widality is now leveraging
momentem and Wmode expertise and technologies to provide a range of
services to the app economy. The team is expanding the widality of
apps, helping app providers to get above the noise and monetize, by
delivering scalable quality services. http://www.widality.com
Wmode, ClearMode, Widality and momentem and related trademarks,
names and logos are the property of Wmode Inc. and are registered
and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world.
The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and
symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research in
For further information: Media Contacts: Tom Beaman, SVP, Global
Marketing and Sales, Wmode, Inc., +1 416.617.0506,
tom.beaman(at)wmode.com; Arleigh Galant Vasconcellos, Principal, the
agency, +1-403-561-4810, arleigh(at)theagencyinc.ca
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CONTACT: For further information: Media Contacts: Tom Beaman, SVP,
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