Borland JBuilder Mobile Development for i-mode

By: Tim Del Chiaro

Abstract: Borland and NTT DoCoMo have collaborated to accelerate the development of mobile applications for the NTT DoCoMo i-mode service.

Borland Software and NTT DoCoMo Inc. have collaborated to provide Borland® JBuilder® Mobile Development for i-mode, designed to accelerate the development of mobile applications for the NTT DoCoMo i-mode service.

JBuilder Mobile Development for i-mode integrates JBuilder and the NTT DoCoMo Doja 1.5 Overseas Edition SDK emulator, providing an efficient Java-based development platform for i-mode application developers worldwide.

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Launched in 1999 by NTT DoCoMo in Japan, i-mode is designed to provide wireless Internet access that not only allows mobile users to browse the Internet and check e-mail, but also receive online services such as shopping, banking and ticket reservations.  The use of Java has made it possible for developers to create more robust applications with enhanced features such as dynamic content transmission, high-speed multimedia capabilities and advanced security functions. This has created a variety of new services for both consumers and enterprises, including real-time stock updates, map search, online game and, and other transaction-based mobile applications.

i-mode has grown to service more than 40 million subscribers in Japan and one million outside Japan since its launch four years ago, making it one the largest mobile Internet services in the world.  Today, i-mode offers a tremendous amount and diversity of content through more than 72,000 Internet sites in Japan. NTT DoCoMo has built its global presence for i-mode through alliances with leading mobile service providers, including E-Plus in Germany, KPN Mobile in the Netherlands, BASE in Belgium, Bouygues Telecom in France, Telefonica Moviles in Spain, Wind Telecomunicazioni in Italy, and KG Telecom of Taiwan.

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