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Sophia Cradle Opens Source Codes of RSS Reader, Mailer and Scheduler for BREW

Source codes are included in the BREW middleware SophiaFramework Ver. 3.0


KYOTO — November 1, 2005 — Sophia Cradle Incorporated (Headquarter: Kyoto; CEO: Kazunori Sugiyama), an innovative developer of mobile phone software, today announced to open source codes of an RSS reader, a POP/SMTP-supported mailer and a vCalendar-supported scheduler for BREW. The source codes are included in the SophiaFramework 3.0 package together with tutorials, which will be released on November 2, 2005.

Note: SophiaFramework and SophiaFramework Free Trial are currently in Japanese only.

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Sophia Cradle will release BREW [*1] middleware SophiaFramework [*2] 3.0 on November 2, 2005. Source codes of practical BREW applications that are developed using SophiaFramework, such as an RSS [*3] reader which aggregates updates to blogs and the latest news from web sites, a POP/SMTP [*4] -supported mailer and a scheduler which enables data transmission in vCalendar[*5] format.

Using these source codes and the SophiaFramework user interface engine, developers can add original programs to create sophisticated applications easily in a short period of time.

The source codes can be obtained as of November 2, 2005 by purchasing SophiaFramework 3.0 or by applying for the Free Trial.

Note: SophiaFramework and SophiaFramework Free Trial are currently available in Japanese only.

SophiaFramework: /english/products/sophiaframework/

SophiaFramework Free Trial: /english/form/trial_sf.html

This Press Release: /english/news/pressrelease/2005/20051101.html



[*1] BREW (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless)

The standard of mobile phone software developed by QUALCOMM Incorporated, released in January 2001. BREW applications work fast no matter what the underlying system software in the handset is. A user can download a compiled BREW application from the Internet and use it with any BREW-enabled handset. The worldwide spread of BREW is remarkable, and there are many network operators that provide BREW services, including Japan's KDDI which started offering them in February 2003. Recently, another Japanese network operator NTT DoCoMo has also started BREW services with particular handsets.

[*2] SophiaFramework

Object-oriented development environment for BREW applications released by Sophia Cradle Incorporated in August 2002. It includes various program modules called classes that are needed to develop any kind of BREW applications, such as user interface, communication, graphic drawing and string processing. The technology of SophiaFramework is now being used in many of the business BREW applications and official KDDI applications that are top-sellers in Japan.

To learn more about SophiaFramework, please visit /english/products/sophiaframework/.

[*3] RSS (Rich Site Summary)

A syndication format that is used to aggregate updates to blogs and the latest news from web sites. Today, RSS is widely used to distribute latest information like news and business press releases.

[*4] POP (Post Office Protocol) / SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)

Standard interfaces between an incoming/outgoing e-mail client program and the mail server. Most mailing programs support POP and SMTP.

[*5] vCalendar

A standard format for group calendaring and scheduling. Transmission of data using vCalendar enables users to share information between different terminals such as computers, PDAs and mobile phones.

About Sophia Cradle

Sophia Cradle Incorporated is a mobile phone software developer which currently specializes in BREW C++, GUI middleware and mobile Java. Founded in 2002, Sophia Cradle aims to render services to the improvement of everyone's quality of life by creating innovative mobile Internet technology. For more information about Sophia Cradle, please visit www.s-cradle.com/english/.