Every one of the app stores to follow in the wake of the Apple storefront has been built around a smartphone platform. That’s fine, there are hundreds of millions out there – and the space is only getting bigger. Still, what about the feature phone crowd? Mid-range handsets can do video, imaging, MP3 and more. GPS will probably be next. So why ignore them? Well, it seems as if the smartphone myopia is in decline.
Fits excellently to Communology’s focus at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: The software company aims to dispel the myth that sophisticated applications can only run on smart phones. The company will be showing new software clients that support feature phones and Java ME, the dominant platform in the medium-priced mobile segment. With its new smart Java apps, Communology is targeting the needs of mobile operators that want to present richer offerings to the mass market.