First Blackberry Developers Conference Outside US
Software engineers from Bali software company Mitrais were among 800 delegates from across Asia who attended the first BlackBerry Developers Conference to be held outside North America. Canadian company Research in Motion (RIM), the BlackBerry developer, chose Bali as the conference location because in recognition of the fact that Indonesia has the highest number of BlackBerry users outside North America, including the United States. The attractiveness of Bali as a tourism destination was another factor in the choice of the location according to the organizers. Mitrais is being engaged by a growing number of Australian to develop BlackBerry applications. BlackBerry is the platform for a mobile vehicle tracking and monitoring application which Mitrais developed recently for an Australian voice and data integrator. The application is designed to optimize planning and monitoring for transport service companies. It provides real-time updates on the location of each of a company's trucks and vehicles, contacts the drivers and reports in detail on current vehicle's status and productivity. The application used Java ME technology and BlackBerry SDK to produce a BlackBerry application enriched with GPS and web service capabilities. Senior Mitrais software engineer, Koko Wahyu Prasetyo said the BlackBerry Developer conference provided a great opportunity to extend the company’s development expertise in the platform. Among the conference sessions were a live demonstration and benchmarking of the BlackBerry PlayBook (tablet) which is yet released to the market and the introduction of the latest BlackBerry WebWorks software development kit. The event showcased what can be achieved with BlackBerry applications and was attended by BlackBerry developers, business leaders, technical experts and executives from RIM’s Canada headquarters, as well as from RIM South East Asia. About Mitrais Mitrais was established in 2000 to achieve excellence in software development using Indonesia as a base of operations. Its objective is to be the leading near shore provider of application development services to the Australian IT industry and a significant player in other countries. Mitrais is a Microsoft Gold Certified developer, an Oracle Gold Partner and has also certified products in SAP NetWeaver. In 2004 the company entered the health industry, developing the Mitrais Medical Suite which it sells globally. In 2007 it absorbed Mincom Indoservices to extend its operations into the sale and support of mining software (in particular from Mincom) in Indonesia. With offices in Bali, Jakarta, Bandung, Singapore and Sydney, Mitrais has more than 100 clients and employs more than 300 staff. For further information visit www.mitrais.com News Source : Prwire Thanks to Mr. Ahmad Saiful Muhajir for the news tips!