Cooperation amongst the top players in the Korean Mobile Industry to boost the Korean application developer ecosystem
LONDON, ENGLAND and SEOUL, KOREA – 10 May – limofoundation.org, a global consortium of leading companies from the mobile industry, today announced the formal inauguration of the Korea LiMo Ecosystem Association (KLEA) on May 4 in Seoul, which aims at catalyzing the Korean mobile application developer ecosystem and generating innovation upon the LiMo Platform. The event attended by dignitaries from the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Samsung Electronics, SK Telecom, KT and LG Telecom amongst others, saw the election of Hoojong Kim from SK Telecom as the Chairperson of KLEA.
KLEA will leverage the LiMo Platform to create LiMo World, an application development, publishing and distribution program that will act as a single point of entry for Korean developers wishing to develop for the LiMo Platform and will provide them with the necessary tools and localization support that will springboard them into the international mobile application market.
"With KLEA, the leading Korean mobile companies which have a long history of innovation are uniting to unleash the apps potential of the Korean developer community for the benefit of a broader market," said Morgan Gillis, Executive Director of limofoundation.org. "KLEA will provide Korean developers with the necessary support infrasturcture to facilitate the development process and will establish a simple route to market for them to deliver the latest innovative applications."
The KLEA Board is comprised of 5 member companies and Hoojong Kim, Senior Vice President at SK Telecom was elected as Chairperson of the Board at the inauguration ceremony on May 4. The Board will act as the key decision making body and will oversee the promotion of the Association in Korea, the setting up of strategic links with relevant parties and the expansion of the community.
“The LiMo Platform by virtue of its independence and freedom from brand and business model conflicts provides the ideal foundation for an initiative such as KLEA which aims at providing developers with a high quality platform on which they can deploy their applications with a view of targeting a broader international market,” said Hoojong Kim, Senior Vice President, SK Telecom.
limofoundation.org was launched in January by mobile industry leaders to provide the mobile industry with an open, consistent Mobile Linux-based handset OS, enabling the development of immersive, next-generation mobile consumer experiences. LiMo’s membership includes mobile industry leaders from around the world, including OEMs, technology developers, and 11 global network operators that collectively represent nearly a billion mobile subscribers.
About Korea LiMo Ecosystem Association
KLEA (Korea LiMo Ecosystem Association) is am alliance of Korean limofoundation.org members established with the objective to promote usage of Linux platforms for smartphones and other mobile devices in Korea. The Association, founded by Korean LiMo members, plans to extend membership to software development companies as well as independent developers within the Korean mobile industry. KLEA will leverage the LiMo Platform as a launch pad to bring Korean applications and other mobile products into the global market. It will host developer conferences to provide developers with technical and business information and it will also make a networking tool available to facilitate collaboration amongst developers.
limofoundation.orgTM is a dedicated consortium of mobile industry leaders working together within an open and transparent governance model - with shared leadership and decision-making - to deliver an open and globally consistent handset software platform based upon mobile Linux for use by the whole mobile industry. A full description of limofoundation.org, including its vision, goals, charter, guiding principles, bylaws and membership information, can be found at limofoundation. Information for mobile developers can be found through the LiMo Developer Conection website.
About LiMo Developer Connection
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