Polar Mobile to Introduce over 80 Apps in Intel AppUp center for MeeGo-Based Tablets.
June 22, 2011 (Toronto, ON) – Polar Mobile (www.polarmobile.com) plans to launch over 80 Apps for major media companies supported on the Intel AppUp center (www.appup.com) for MeeGo-based tablets in 2011.
“Intel is excited about the fantastic line up of great content that working with Polar Mobile’s platform brings to Intel AppUp center. Their track-record in launching high-quality apps for top-tier media companies globally and ability to scale quickly is phenomenal,” said Scott Apeland, Director, Consumer Services Division, Intel. “We look forward to working with Polar Mobile to provide our consumers with these compelling apps.”
Polar Mobile’s SMART Platform powers over 750 mobile Apps across iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone smartphones for over 300 Publishers in 10 countries, including the likes of Time Inc, Globe and Mail, Conde Nast, CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated, Khaleej Times, Digital Journal, Pro Football Weekly and Transcontinental Media. Polar Mobile is now extending support for tablet operating systems, including Intel processors-based tablets running the MeeGo (www.meego.com) operating system.
“Tablets are an important distribution channel for our media customers, who are all looking to increase brand reach”, says Kunal Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Polar Mobile. “Partnering with Intel to support MeeGo OS and enable a large number of Apps for the devices is good for our customers”.
IDC forecasts worldwide shipments of tablets to reach 70.8 million units by next year. MeeGo is an operating system that targets a wide variety of device categories from netbooks to tablets to handsets to TVs. In less than one year since it was introduced, Intel AppUp center and its associated stores have been downloaded by more than one million consumers. This number is expected to grow quickly, as the Intel AppUp center expands to MeeGo-based tablets.
Polar Mobile’s SMART™ Platform provides Publishers with an affordable solution that is fast and easy to get to-market across every major smartphone and tablet device. The Platform is a fully hosted and managed solution, incorporating a variety of mobile ad servers, mobile reporting, end-user support and other key platform services. To learn more about launching Apps with Polar Mobile, visit www.polarmobile.com.
Polar Mobile provides media companies globally an industry-leading Platform that makes it fast and easy to launch branded mobile Apps across every smartphone. Over 750 mobile Apps are powered by Polar Mobile’s SMART™ Platform for 300 media Publishers in 10 countries, which include top tier magazines, newspapers, broadcasters and online portals across news, sports, entertainment and lifestyle media verticals. For more information, visit www.polarmobile.com.
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