Mobile software specialist Digital Airways announces the availability of Kaleido for Android[tm], a turnkey solution that brings an instant cutting-edge user experience to Google’s Android[tm] platform, paving the way for handset manufacturers to differentiate in an efficient and cost-effective way. The availability of Android[tm] represents a fundamental change in the mobile industry as the first feature-rich open source application framework. It marks a shift of the competition from hardware to software: “Vendors who have prepared themselves for this radical change will find themselves in a better position than those who continue to differentiate their products on the basis of hardware,” Says Malik Saadi, principal analyst at Informa.
For all actors embracing the Android[tm] platform, the ability to individualize through innovative and distinctive user experiences remains challenging: Tools provided by Android[tm] still require laborious and costly efforts to create a user experience that is up to the industry’s highest standards, such as the iPhone[tm] or Samsung’s TouchWiz[tm].
With Kaleido for Android[tm], such user experience is available now. Based on its widely deployed Kaleido technology, it takes full advantage of the Android[tm] framework to offer a sophisticated user experience based on rich content, multi-touch, widgets, 3D, sophisticated animations and visual effects. Says Digital Airways’ CEO and co-founder Philippe Silberzahn: “Kaleido provides handset manufacturers instant access to a full user experience platform that meets the highest industry standards.”
Kaleido also provides handsets makers with a single, unified development environment to ease customization and extension of such cutting-edge user experiences without heavy-handed coding, ensuring shorter time to market and cost effectiveness.
Silberzahn adds: “Kaleido for Android[tm] is the user experience solution that manufacturers need on the Android[tm] platform to differentiate and build on their respective branding.”
Digital Airways is a leading provider of world-class user interface solutions and services for the mobile telecommunications market. Digital Airways’ products enable handsets manufacturers and ODMs to easily create customizable mobile experiences with short time-to-market and low integration costs. The company was founded in 1998 and is privately held.