OMTP Adds Two

The Open Mobile Terminal Platform (OMTP) has announced the addition of Azingo and Ikivo as participant members in its BONDI initiative. BONDI aims to drive consistency and security in the implementation of key mobile interfaces for web applications. Now widely supported, the OMTP says it will help developers to build even better web applications which work on mobile devices from different manufacturers and with different operating systems.
BONDI enables web applications to access native functionality on mobile handsets consistently across different platforms. It also delivers an appropriate security layer to protect the user from malware. The BONDI open source Reference Implementation allows anyone to contribute to the evolution of BONDI, and provides application developers a platform to evaluate and develop against, before commercial implementations of BONDI appear in devices later this year.
OMTP will introduce its BONDI initiative to the US wireless industry at CTIA 2009, which begins on Wednesday. It says that the BONDI initiative is fast gaining momentum and proves that consistency of interfaces and security can drive the industry in the continued standardisation of web services through bodies such as W3C. 
With the BONDI initiative, which AT&T supports, our industry can better ensure that web applications can access native functionality on mobile handsets consistently across platforms, and securely, with appropriate protections from malware, says Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T Mobility, which is also participating in the BONDI initiative.