Yahoo! Connects with "Enablers" to Bring Yahoo! Blueprint to the Mobile Masses | MMA
October 27, 2008
Yahoo! Connects with "Enablers" to Bring Yahoo! Blueprint to the Mobile Masses
 
Enhancements to Yahoo! Blueprint™ Include Ability to Create Standalone Mobile Applications as Well as Mobile Web Sites
 
San Francisco, September 10, 2008 - Yahoo! Inc. today highlighted a material step forward for mobile services built on Yahoo! Blueprint, its mobile development platform. Now, in addition to creating mobile widgets that run within Yahoo!'s flagship mobile application Yahoo! Go™, developers can use Yahoo! Blueprint to build standalone applications for Java, Windows Mobile and Symbian devices, as well as to create mobile web sites accessible via virtually any HTML or xHTML mobile browser.

In a series of partnerships that Yahoo! hopes will expand the adoption of Yahoo! Blueprint on the mobile Internet, Yahoo! has teamed up with leading mobile web development houses Crisp Wireless, MNet and Netbiscuits to offer their extensive client list the ability to have their mobile web properties developed on Yahoo! Blueprint. These partnerships should allow for a substantial increase in the distribution for the enablers' clients, as well as align Yahoo! Mobile with some of the largest mobile web development companies today. These partnerships are the latest step in Yahoo!'s efforts to link developers, publishers and carriers into an integrated mobile ecosystem.

"We are honored to be chosen by Yahoo! as a preferred mobile Internet enabling and publishing platform. Blueprint is a milestone in mobile widget development. Integrating Blueprint into the Netbiscuits platform was an obvious step to make it easier and more efficient than ever before for publishers to create mobile websites and widgets with one platform which run perfectly in the most popular mobile browsers on this planet as well as in Yahoo Go 3.0." - Michael Neidhoefer, CEO of Netbiscuits.

About this publication
These paragraphs were quoted from a press release issued by Yahoo! at CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment, 10th of September 2008. Screenshots of Yahoo! Blueprint as well as Yahoo!'s complete CTIA press kit can be found at http://mobile.yahoo.com/newsroom.