INSIDE and Mobile Distillery in NFC App Platform Move

INSIDE Contactless and Mobile Distillery have partnered to create a new NFC mobile application development platform called Celsius for Wave-Me. The companies say the partnership will boost the development of NFC applications for the Wave-Me NFC services platform by making it easier for software makers to write applications once and deploy them across a broad range of NFC-enabled handsets.
The platform combines Mobile Distillerys Celsius mobile application production framework with INSIDE Contactless Wave-Me Service Engine, a key component of the Wave-Me NFC services platform. This is an end-to-end solution that mobile carriers and third-party service providers can use to give subscribers easy access to a broad range of NFC consumer services and applications through their handsets. Celsius for Wave-Me will also include deeply integrated connectivity to INSIDEs MicroRead NFC chip and software, enabling NFC mobile applications to be optimised for performance with access to advanced proprietary features of the NFC chip.  
Along with our Wave-Me services platform for carriers and third-party service providers, the Celsius for Wave-Me will be a key component of the NFC ecosystem, says Loic Hamon, Vice President of Marketing, NFC Business Line at INSIDE Contactless. Itll provide a platform that NFC application developers can use to efficiently address the diversity of handsets on the market today and in the future.
The companies say that Celsius for Wave-Me will help mobile network operators overcome the major hurdle of wanting to provide easy access to services, but also wanting to wait until the deployment of NFC-enabled handsets fully ramps up. Celsius for Wave-Me allows developers to use its patented Parametric Development feature to automatically adapt their source code at compilation time. This creates applications that can read either QR Code or traditional NFC tags, depending on the capabilities of the target handset.
A beta release Celsius NFC for Wave-Me is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2010 for selected partners. The Celsius for Wave-Me licence will be free for the development stage of any project, and will be updated to include new NFC phones, additional NFC stickers and add-ons as they become available.