CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(Modo Labs™, a leading provider of open source middleware for mobile platforms and devices, today announced a partnership with Korea Telecom (KT), NYSE: KTC, to localize the award-winning Kurogo™ Mobile Optimized Middleware™ in Korean. KT is the largest integrated wired/wireless telecommunication and high-speed Internet service provider in South Korea. Kurogo empowers software developers to build advanced mobile websites as well as native applications for the iPhone and iPad.)--
“KT’s localized version of Kurogo will instantly open the door for the brightest minds in Korea’s mobile development community to benefit from contributions by MIT and Harvard, and further collaborate with respected developers in Canada, U.K., Mexico, Switzerland, Brazil, China, Taiwan and numerous other countries across the globe.”
Working together, Modo Labs and KT will use the Korean localized version of Kurogo to develop new mobile solutions and modules. Kurogo provides a highly efficient and flexible way to create mobile applications, significantly reducing mobile development timelines from months to weeks. Initially based on the highly regarded MIT Mobile Framework, Kurogo has already been widely adopted by corporate enterprises and universities around the world. With the localized version of the framework, Kurogo will now become available to scores of Korean-speaking mobile developers.
“Kurogo provides the framework developers need to innovate the next generation of mobile applications,” said Han-Wook Jung Ph.D., senior vice president of KT. “Partnering with Modo Labs, KT will use this cutting edge platform to advance the state of mobile applications in South Korea and around the world.”
“The fact that Korea Telecom selected Kurogo as the basis for potentially significant mobile development projects in South Korea underscores the global value of the framework and the substantial market potential for Modo Labs technologies,” said Andrew Yu, chief executive officer of Modo Labs. “KT’s localized version of Kurogo will instantly open the door for the brightest minds in Korea’s mobile development community to benefit from contributions by MIT and Harvard, and further collaborate with respected developers in Canada, U.K., Mexico, Switzerland, Brazil, China, Taiwan and numerous other countries across the globe.”
Kurogo is Modo Labs’ open source platform for developing content-rich mobile websites and native apps. Derived from the MIT Mobile Framework, Kurogo serves as Mobile Optimized Middleware™, aggregating content from a broad range of back-end sources and optimizing it for delivery to any mobile device. The English-language Kurogo Mobile Optimized Middleware™ is offered under the MIT license and is available for download, free of charge, at http://kurogo.org. Institutions wishing training or support can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and join the Kurogo Google group at http://groups.google.com/group/kurogo-dev. Additional Kurogo resources can be found at https://github.com/modolabs/. Kurogo's documentation is located at http://kurogo.org/docs/
About Modo Labs
Modo Labs, Inc. is a leading provider of content delivery solutions for mobile platforms and devices. Founded by a group of colleagues from MIT, Modo Labs has assembled a team of experts in mobile design, development and user experience. The company's core offering, the Kurogo Mobile Optimized Middleware™, is an open source development foundation designed for clean integration, exceptional platform-specific user experience and a high degree of customizability. Additional information about Modo Labs is available at http://www.modolabs.com.
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