Software development firm Mobile Distillery has announced the release of the latest version of its Celsius J2ME porting and optimising solution.
Version 3.5 is designed to cut down on the time and costs involved with porting J2ME applications to a wide variety of mobile handsets. According to Mobile Distillery, porting time can be reduced to the extent that the time it takes a game to market is acclerated by a factor of two to three - saving developers and publishers money in the process.
The new version will allow users to include their own APIs, classes or external resources, debug and device monitoring tools, plus emulators to help with the testing process. Users will also have the option to access remote servers via HTTP connectivity, and to manage outsourced projects and publisher assets.
A series of free training sessions will be held in Marseilles on July 26th and 27th. Both new and existing users are invited to attend the sessions, which will look at how Celsius 3.5 can be used to develop, debug and port applications and reduce the time it takes them to get to market.
"As the number of devices proliferates and the amount of post production work required to deliver applications to operators increases, developers and publishers need proven and reliable solutions to take care of fragmentation," said Mobile Distillery CEO Eric Lemarechal.
"Significant effort has been put into V3.5 to give developers more visibility to device level bugs and characteristics along with the tools necessary to manage them."