Movial Releases Browser D-Bus Bridge Code to Mobile Linux Community

Movial, the company that inspires rich, intuitive Internet experiences, announced it has released its innovative Browser D-Bus Bridge open source code into the Mobile Linux community. Movial Browser D-Bus Bridge removes the complexity of Linux User Interface (UI) development and empowers Web developers and designers, operators and device manufacturers for the first time ever, to easily create extremely capable UIs for open handsets. This technology helps transform Web widgets into seamless user driven mobile applications providing new, value-added and differentiated services and superior user experiences.

The code is immediately available (sandbox.movial.com/wiki/index.php/Browser_DBus_Bridge) and runs on WebKit and Mozilla engines.

Movial committed to contributing and delivering Browser D-Bus Bridge at this year’s LinuxWorld (August 4, 2008) where it also unveiled it had joined the LiMo Foundation, the global consortium of mobile leaders delivering an open handset platform for the whole mobile industry.

Browser D-Bus Bridge translates Javascript commands to D-Bus commands (Desktop Bus). The highly popular D-Bus is used by the LiMo Foundation for inter-process communication (IPC) between applications and services. Movial’s Browser D-Bus Bridge makes it possible for Web developers and designers, operators and device manufacturers to add browser-based UIs for the LiMo stack and for applications to easily initiate platform services, like media engines and instant messaging engines on mobile devices.

Using the Browser D-Bus Bridge, developers or designers can create a UI to control NetworkManager using HTML, CSS and Javascript or easily create a browser extension to send URLs to a music player using its D-Bus API. New and innovative User Interfaces can be built on-the-fly that are not only Web widgets, but rich and usable main applications. The applications that can be built using the Bridge blur the lines between local and external services, creating innovative and highly customized on-device mashups.

“Movial is delighted to deliver its Browser D-Bus Bridge to the mobile Linux community,” said Tomi Rauste, president of Movial Creative Technologies. “With Browser D-Bus Bridge, our engineers have designed an incredibly effective solution to spur the development of rich, custom UIs for mobile Linux without requiring the sophisticated skill set of a Linux UI developer and countless hours of coding. Web developers, designers, operators and device manufacturers can now unleash their creativity and we look forward to seeing the mobile Linux community’s inventive applications using Browser D-Bus Bridge.”

Movial Releases Open Source Code to Mobile Linux Community
“LiMo Foundation and its members are very supportive of open source principles and we applaud Movial’s contribution to the open source community,” said Morgan Gillis, executive director of LiMo Foundation.

A pioneer in mobile Linux-based solutions, Movial harnesses its extensive understanding of mobile user behavior to design personalized user experiences, from device concept and interface design, to systems integration, third-party application integration, and product maintenance and support. The company’s rich and robust Internet Experience Suite, Movial IXS, is available as a white-label product to device manufacturers and operators worldwide.

Device manufacturers and operators rely on Movial’s products and custom consulting services to help increase ROI and streamline and speed product development utilizing open Linux platforms and ready-to-use applications. Movial IXS Toolkit, an incredibly easy to use Linux SDK, leverages the existing skills of Web developers and designers to build incredibly fast mobile device User Interfaces. Movial IXS Toolkit lets Web developers use familiar Web publishing tools and the latest Web 2.0, Ajax JavaScript and XML technologies to deliver exciting user interfaces in dramatically shorter timeframes. Movial IXS Toolkit allows operators to bring their own services, such as online music stores and location based services, to the end device.

About Movial Corporation
Movial inspires rich, intuitive Internet experiences for companies embracing transformational technologies. Leveraging its deep expertise in Internet, Linux, and mobile devices, Movial seamlessly enables its customers to deliver richer user experiences to millions of people on PCs and on mobile devices. Movial’s device creation, Internet communications applications, and design for digital services are generating revenue for industry leaders such as ARM, Ericsson, Nokia, Telefónica, and Orange. By delivering highly-intuitive and compelling user experiences, Movial has become the trusted source for enriching the way people interact every day.