TRUPHONE BRINGS TRU APP TO BLACKBERRY 10 INTERNATIONAL CALLING AND ROAMING INNOVATOR ADDS NEW PLATFORM TO PORTFOLIO
Takes Advantage of new BlackBerry Operating System Features and APIs
"Voice technologies in mobile continue to mature and companies like Truphone continue to find ways to innovate on the BlackBerry 10 platform. This is the best time for developers to take advantage of the wide array of tools for the BlackBerry platform and to be among the first crop of applications available to BlackBerry 10 customers," said Alec Saunders, Vice President, Developer Relations and Ecosystems at Research In Motion. "By leveraging the open nature of the BlackBerry 10 platform and the breadth of API support we have, Truphone is now able to offer enterprises and BlackBerry customers VoIP solutions that will enhance communications immensely."
Truphone introduced its first BlackBerry app in 2008. As a brand-new BlackBerry OS rather than a point upgrade, OS10 gave Truphone several new tools for providing its customers with a richer, more convenient user experience.
"Before BlackBerry10, RIM's operating systems limited developers by not providing the right APIs or restricting access to the Wi-Fi stack," said Truphone CTO, James Tagg. He continued "Those limitations made it impossible for Truphone to offer BlackBerry users the same functionality we make available on other operating systems. BlackBerry 10 provides a far more developer-friendly environment, including functionality that enables Truphone to deliver its improved user experience to BlackBerry 10 smartphones and tablet users."
The Tru App for BlackBerry 10 also sports an enhanced user interface, which Truphone plans to build on with increasingly valuable functionality over the coming months.Tru 5.0 will be available in the updated BlackBerry World even before the first BlackBerry 10 devices go on sale.
For more information about Truphone services, visit www.truphone.com.
Truphone, the pioneering international mobile communications company, helps people and businesses around the world stay connected, wherever they may be. The company's unique SIM-based offering works in more than 200 countries, significantly reducing the cost and complexity of staying connected across international borders.
Truphone was the first company to develop a VoIP application for smartphones, releasing the Tru App in October 2006 – since then the company has established a strong track record for technical innovation in GSM and VoIP, winning multiple awards.
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