BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransMedia is announcing today at the Mobile World Congress the launch of the all new Glide OS 3.0 universal computing platform on March 19th, 2008. Glide OS 3.0 will be available in 16 languages including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Hebrew, Greek and Turkish.
"We are very excited today to announce the launch date for Glide OS 3.0 with over 100 new features, an all new design and significant performance enhancements,” said TransMedia Chairman & CEO, Donald Leka. “We believe version 3.0 realizes Glide's goal to be your mobile companion serving as a mirror reflecting your life and a window to explore."
"We chose the Mobile World Congress to announce the launch of Glide OS 3.0 because version three fully unleashes the potential of mobile technology for millions of users around the world on exciting new devices of all different shapes and sizes fundamentally changing the way people live and work," said Mr. Leka.
Glide OS 3.0 Universal Computing Platform
Glide 3.0 is a universal computing platform for Linux, Windows and Mac PCs, Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs) and Android, Symbian, Palm, Windows Mobile, iPhone and Blackberry smart phones. Version 3.0 manages a comprehensive universal set of applications, a personal web portal where users can securely "spin their own web" and a powerful email and communication hub that features advanced security and sharing features for consumers. Users can toggle effortlessly between the three fully integrated environments throughout the Glide platform. Glide 3.0 features over 100 new features and significant performance enhancements.
Compatibility & Consumer Choice
The biggest impediment to consumer choice when it comes to purchasing a new computer or smart phone is incompatibility with previously purchased hardware and software and a lack of support at work. Consumer choice is limited by proprietary ecosystem traps that effectively corral consumers into continuing to purchase their hardware and software as well as IT decisions made by employers. Thanks to Glide's automated device recognition, file synchronization and file translation technology, individuals and families can now purchase virtually any combination of computers, MIDs, UMPCs and smart phones and be compatible with each other and with work.
Synchronization for Offline and Online Access
The Glide application suite development strategy is substantially different from purely browser based approaches. Glide is both: 1) an online browser based solution; and 2) an offline out of the browser native solution. Glide's Save and Sync technology enables users to work offline or online from any location. A file created or edited online or offline is automatically synced and saved to online and offline designated locations. Glide's native applications are coded in C/C++ and escape the inherent limitations of the browser when it comes to performance, supporting advanced functionality and reliability.
With Save & Sync, Glide now offers a comprehensive native application suite for Linux (both 32 bit and 64 bit) that is cross-platform compatible. Where pure browser based application suites come up short, Glide makes it possible to take Linux mainstream and provide an attractive and powerful alternative to Windows and Mac.
Privacy and Social Networking
The development of Glide OS 3.0 as with its predecessors has considered the serious consequences of advertising business models found in online web services (in particular the threat to online consumer privacy) and developed a viable and sustainable alternative. In Glide OS 3.0, a user establishes his own personal web space and sets his own rules of online engagement. Each user can control how their personal web interacts with the personal webs of others. In contrast with ad driven online communities, Glide users get to individually set all of the ground rules and are empowered with tracking tools to protect their personal information and files.
"2008 will be a good year for online privacy," said Mr. Leka. "We believe that the era of channeling people into artificial social networks where the advertising business model driven by the sharing and selling of personal information determines the rules of human engagement has run its course. As privacy awareness grows and alternatives emerge, people are opting to protect their personal information and interact in a more intuitive and natural way."