Armenian Mobile OS localization program development will be finalized by autumn 2010

Review of May 24-31 IT and Telecom events.

Open Society Institute Foundation (Soros Foundation) announced localization contest for Symbian, Android and Windows mobile operational systems. With application process completed, expert team will announce the winner to be in charge of project development. Armenian Mobile OS localization program development will be finalized by autumn 2010. Localization package requirements are: Symbian 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.5 (Nokia S60 3rd and 5th Editions), Maemo, Android and WindowsMobile 6.1, 6.5 7.0. OS support; open source programming language.

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) announced the launch of its iPhone app, iAssembly, now available free for download on iTunes. iAssembly is the first ever mobile web application where Armenian Americans on-the-go are offered the ability to have their voice heard on Capitol Hill, any time of the day, right from a mobile phone. Users can contact their key Government Representatives about the Armenian Genocide Resolution, funding to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh, and other important legislative initiatives just by entering a zip code into the pre-made fields. iAssembly provides users with up-to-date information about critical developments as it relates to Armenian American issues. Specially equipped with "push" notifications, iAssembly instantly notifies users about Assembly press releases, Action Alerts, and other important announcements. In addition, iAssembly offers users the opportunity to support our efforts by making a contribution to the Assembly through the "donate" section of the application. iAssembly offers a direct way for activists to connect with their Member of Congress and stay on top of the latest Assembly news. The iAssembly App is compatible on any iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later versions.

Yerevan hosted a meeting of the working group on developing a project of the Interstate Target Program on Innovative Cooperation among the CIS member countries. The meeting brought together representatives of Armenia, Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. According to Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for the CIS Affairs Igor Morozov, cooperation priorities are airplane and ship construction, energy, etc.

The Armenian government approved a program on Gyumri industrial park activity in 2010. Armenian Deputy Minister of Economy Ara Petrosyan said that that program includes three basic components: introduction of innovations and modern technologies, the industrial park’s management by the economic development fund of Gyumri, as well as establishment of educational, scientific and research laboratory in mechanics and electronics jointly with local and international companies. Besides, the program envisages development of a business model for creation of a free trade zone at the industrial park’s territory. According to preliminary calculations, investments at the amount of AMD 200mln will be required for the program implementation. Meanwhile, the program will be financed through both budgetary and other funds permitted by the RA legislation.

Amsterdam, Netherlands hosted the 17th World Congress on IT, which brought together over 2500 delegates from 88 countries, including Armenia. The event is organized by the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), which represents over 90% of the IT market. The Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) of Armenia is a part of the Alliance.

ArmeTel's benefit in the first quarter of 2010 totaled AMD 16 billion, which is 6.2% less as compared with the same period of 2009. At that the number of Minutes of Use (MOU) has increased by 345.6 (14%), the fact conditioned by the company's Internet projects.

Gayane Mirzoyan / PanARMENIAN News
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