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Tizen Association Launches Partner Program

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11/12/2013 8:44:27 AM
Tizen Association Launches Partner Program
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Posted Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by Richard Harris, Executive Editor


Tizen Association Launches Partner Program

Companies from All Segments of the Mobile and Connected Device Ecosystems Become Tizen Association Partners to Collaborate on the Ongoing Development of the Tizen Project and Platform

The Tizen Association announced the launch of a partner program aimed at broadening support of the Tizen Platform across a more diverse set of connected device manufacturers, operators, application developers and independent software vendors (ISVs). The Tizen Association is an industry consortium that supports the development of an open source software platform and operating system – Tizen. Tizen supports a wide range of connected devices. The program launched today at the Tizen Developer Summit in Seoul, Korea with 36 new members. Each of the new members has the potential to join relevant Tizen Association Working Groups and to participate in Tizen Association meetings, giving them more insight and potential input into the development of the Tizen Operating System (OS).

“The Tizen OS is attracting support from all segments of the connected device ecosystem, with manufacturers, operators, developers and ISVs joining to add their voice and expertise to the development of this open and collaborative platform,” said Ryoichi Sugimura, a Tizen Association Board Member from NTT DOCOMO. “One of the biggest benefits of Tizen to partners is the absence of application or feature mandates, allowing the OS to be customized based on what it is best for the end customer. This allows operators and some device manufacturers to select the provider of features and services that makes the most sense given the type of device, the location of the customer and the most popular use cases for that device. By democratizing this portion of the product development, Tizen is driving increased innovation and competition in the industry.”

The 36 new members, alphabetically, are:

  1. 11 Bit Studios
  2. ACCESS
  3. appbackr
  4. AppCarousel
  5. ArtSpark Holdings
  6. Celsys Inc.
  7. Citymaps
  8. Crucial Tec
  9. eBay
  10. F@N Communications
  11. Goo Technologies
  12. HERE, a Nokia business
  13. HI Corporation
  14. Igalia S.L.
  15. KeyPoint Technologies
  16. KONAMI
  17. Konantech
  18. McAfee
  19. Mobica
  20. Monotype Imaging Inc.
  21. Mutecsoft
  22. Neos Corporation
  23. NTT Data MSE
  24. Open Mobile
  25. Panasonic
  26. PCPhase
  27. Quixey
  28. Reaktor Fusion
  29. Sharp
  30. Symphony Teleca
  31. Systena
  32. The Weather Channel
  33. Tieto
  34. TrendMicro
  35. TuneIn Radio
  36. YoYo Games

“The Tizen OS promises to be the most open and comprehensive software platform available for those companies wishing to target the consumers of connected devices,” said Trevor Cornwell, Founder and CEO, appbackr inc., a Tizen Association Partner. “The Association’s commitment to support HTML5 applications, combined with their vision that extends beyond the smartphone and tablet ecosystem to a wider array of other connected device segments, makes it attractive to all types of companies. We look forward to collaborating with the Tizen Association to ensure that all stakeholders can contribute to the development of a platform for this growing market opportunity.”

Other companies interested in joining the Tizen Association Partner Program can visit www.tizenassociation.org. New partners are approved on a rolling basis and the Association welcomes all applications.





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