Guildford, U.K. (June 9, 2008)- Volantis, the world’s leading supplier of Intelligent Content Adaptationâ„¢ solutions for the mobile internet, today announced the open beta launch of Ubik.com, a web tool that enables consumers and small businesses to build mobile websites without any technical knowledge or training. The service is available immediately, for free use, by visiting Ubik.com.
Volantis now provides two free solutions that address the challenges posed by the complexity of the non-PC device world: for large enterprises, Volantis offers its freely downloadable Mobility Server, and Ubik.com now provides a service for small businesses and consumers.
With a simple, step-by-step approach, Ubik.com leads even the novice through the process necessary to build a mobile-optimized site. Users can access dozens of templates developed by the Volantis design team to get their own mobile website up and running in a very short amount of time. Employing the industry-leading Volantis Framework and device library of more than 5,100 different mobile devices, Ubik.com mobile-optimized sites provide the best user experience on any mobile device available today.
“The Ubik.com service enables end users and small businesses to quickly and easily join the mobile community, allowing them to rapidly publish content and be sure that it will look good on every device ‘out there’ today,” said Mark Watson, co-founder and chief executive officer of Volantis Systems. “With the proliferation of smart phones, more people are turning to their mobile devices for convenient web access. Volantis’ technology has empowered leading companies to properly present their brands on mobile devices, but until now small companies and end users were left behind. Now, Ubik.com provides a solution for everyone.”
“Web access on mobile devices is increasingly important to consumers although it is far from accessible to everyone. Nor is the long tail of web content being made available to mobile users,” said Tony Cripps, Senior Analyst at Ovum. “Applications and services that make it simpler for users to access a wide range of content on mobile devices have a considerable role to play in overcoming these obstacles to convergence, especially so when they are free to use.”
Ubik.com provides all the tools necessary to deliver content to any wireless handset around the globe. Users can simply create, edit and then publish with the following features:
Templates – The templates provide complete and pre-built sites for a wide variety of needs and use case scenarios from personal to small business sites. Users can complete personal details and hit publish. Others can be more creative, using the templates as a starting point and adding color, photos and design elements etc to create more complex mobile sites. There are numerous templates in many categories including taxi service, restaurant, cleaner, car dealer, travel agency and more. With the Ubik.com template-based approach, compelling mobile websites can be built from scratch in minutes.
Ubik.com Editor – The Editor makes it easy to manage a site. Users can see a list of all pages, add, amend or remove them, and adjust content or images; allowing each page to be fully customized. The Preview pane shows changes in real-time, enabling rapid editing and the ability to see the whole emulated site prior to publishing.
Ubik.com Dashboard – The Dashboard is used to manage mobile sites that the user has created. Users can view ratings from other users, go to Site Profile to review comments, add more details or take the site to the Editor for further development or updates.
Ubik.com Gallery, remote upload – Users can send images to the site from anywhere via email or MMS and access them in the gallery instantaneously. Each gallery section has a unique address code, so users can send images directly to specific pages on their site.
Publishing – Sites created using the Ubik.com service are hosted and published for free at sitemap.ubik.net. Users can notify their friends and family about the new site or site update via email.
Pricing, Availability and Support – Ubik.com is available immediately under beta and as a free web-based service. It can be accessed by visiting www.ubik.com. To support users, Ubik.com has launched a community forum to provide information, facilitate communication and help new users get started. The forum is located at forum.ubik.com.
Volantis Systems (www.volantis.com) is the world’s leading supplier of Intelligent Content Adaptation solutions for the Mobile Internet, providing applications, tools and platforms that solve the complexity of delivering optimized services to any mobile device.
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