Followap Announces General Availability of iFollow v2.2 — Certified Wireless Village – OMA IMPS – for Presence, Instant Messaging and Groups

April 02, 2003 05:16 PM Eastern Standard Time

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 2, 2003–Followap Inc., a leading provider of advanced end-to-end Presence and Mobile Instant Messaging solutions for mobile operators, announced today the general availability of iFollow version 2.2, which is fully compliant with the Wireless Village standards. iFollow v2.2 was successfully certified for Presence, Instant Messaging and Groups during the OMA interoperability IMPS (Instant Messaging and Presence) event, held in Montreal, Canada during March 25-27, 2003.
iFollow v2.2 is being rolled out to Followap customers starting April 2003, achieving the largest Wireless-Village (OMA IMPS) footprint in the industry. Followap is closely cooperating with leading handset manufacturers to ensure seamless interoperability of Wireless-Village enabled devices with iFollow v2.2.

“We are extremely pleased with the strong support of leading handset manufacturers of the Wireless-Village standards”

“We are extremely pleased with the strong support of leading handset manufacturers of the Wireless-Village standards,” said Toby Korall, director of Product Marketing. “We believe that mass market availability of Wireless-Village handsets will drive the success of Presence-aware services. Through active participation in OMA and direct cooperation with handset manufacturers, we continuously ensure that iFollow products are interoperable with all Wireless-Village devices, as they become available. We are excited that in 2003 Wireless-Village is being transformed from vision to reality.”

Followap is a strong supporter of standards and openness for the benefit of integration and interoperability in the telecommunication industry. Followap is a committed member of OMA and 3GPP standardization organizations. Wireless Village IMPS client providers are encouraged to contact Followap at wirelessvillage@followap.com.

About Followap

Followap is a leading provider of advanced Mobile Messaging and Presence solutions that encompass distributed server platforms and a wide range of messaging clients and applications. Followap offers advanced solutions for mobile operators that are at the forefront of existing and emerging 2.5G and 3G technologies. Followap brings advanced Messaging and Presence solutions to mobile operators enabling Presence, Instant Messaging, Chat, Location and Push-to-Talk services.

iFollow Instant Messaging and Presence (IMPS) platform is deployed throughout the global Vodafone network as part of Vodafone Live! and has been commercially launched at major tier-1 mobile operators.

For additional information please visit Followap’s Web site at http://www.followap.com.