by CIO Staff

ITU: Mobile Mashup Developers Get Microsoft Support (UPDATED)

Dec 04, 20062 mins
Web Development

When this story was originally posted, it contained an error regarding the date on which Microsoft first launched its Connected Services Framework.  The first two paragraphs have been modified to correct the error.

The introduction of Microsoft’s Connected Services Sandbox will allow developers to add Xbox Live games to mobile mashups, the company said.

The Connected Services Sandbox was created to help developers produce mashups, or applications that combine different Web services. The move opens the door for operators to offer Xbox Live access as part of a customized service package for their subscribers.

Mashups created using Connected Services Sandbox can help generate new sources of revenue for operators, while also helping to attract new subscribers and retain existing users, Microsoft said. The company unveiled the service, which is based on its Connected Services Framework, at the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU’s) Telecom World 2006 conference and exhibition in Hong Kong.

Developers can access a range of services on the Connected Services Sandbox website, including Windows Live components and offerings from Google, eBay and Other services that are available for Connected Services Framework include offerings from Xbox Live, Microsoft TV, Microsoft FlexGo, and Microsoft Solution for Enhanced VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) services, among others.

In addition, Microsoft Connected Services Framework and other tools are available for download from Connected Services Sandbox, Microsoft said.

Telecom World runs through Friday, Dec. 8.

-Sumner Lemon, IDG News Service (Singapore Bureau)

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