dotMobi Introduces World's First Cross-Platform Mobile Developer Certification
March 28, 2007; 01:49 AM
The Web development community now has a certification program to recognize professionals who demonstrate excellence in mobile content development. dotMobi is introducing the world's first cross-platform mobile Web developer certification program. dotMobi, the company behind the .mobi domain -- the first and only Internet address designed specifically for mobile phones -- and partner Prometric are now making affordable certification available.
dotMobi professional certification is the latest program designed to
provide developers with the tools and training they need to create
quality content for the mobile internet. dotMobi certification provides
developers with a competitive advantage by allowing them to demonstrate
their expertise to clients who are seeking to take their businesses
mobile. dotMobi certification is proof of specialized knowledge in
development across multiple platforms -- not just for .mobi sites.
Developers who pass the dotMobi certification program, which adheres to
W3C "Mobile Web Initiative" guidelines for mobile content, receive the
-- Certificate for display and a personalized .mobi site with proof of certification
dotMobi is working with Prometric, the global leader in certification testing, to administer the certification tests. "Prometric has served as a reliable and secure testing partner to industry leading businesses worldwide, and we are pleased to support dotMobi's new certification," said Ray Kelly, Senior Vice President, Client Services, Sales and Marketing. "As the demand for mobile content grows, so will the demand for qualified professionals to develop content that will work across all mobile platforms; Prometric and dotMobi are well-suited to accommodate this growth by helping to set the level of knowledge necessary to develop qualified professionals."
dotMobi is launching the program with a special $195 promotional rate for 90 days; that reflects a discount from the standard $250 price that will be in effect beginning July 1, 2007. Candidates can register for certification by visiting http://www.prometric.com/dotmobi.
Other development tools recently introduced by dotMobi include dev.mobi, an interactive developer forum and ready.mobi, an evaluation tool that tests the mobile readiness of any Web site. As part of its commitment to growing the mobile Web, dotMobi is providing, at no cost, all training materials needed to complete certification testing at http://dev.mobi/.
dotMobi (the informal name of mTLD Top Level Domain, Ltd.), a joint venture company based in Dublin, Ireland with offices in Washington, DC, and Beijing, is leading the development of internet usage from mobile phones with the .mobi domain. Unique among domain name providers, dotMobi ensures that services and sites developed around .mobi are optimized for use by mobile devices. On-the-go consumers can have confidence that an internet site or service will work from their mobile device when using the .mobi address.
dotMobi is backed by leading mobile operators, network and device manufacturers, and internet content providers, including Ericsson, GSM Association, Hutchison 3, Microsoft, Nokia, Orascom Telecom, Samsung Electronics, Syniverse, T-Mobile, Telefonica Moviles, TIM and Vodafone. dotMobi is also a sponsor of W3C's Mobile Web Initiative.
For more information on .mobi domains and how to register .mobi domains, visit http://dotmobi.mobi/. Visit the dotMobi blog at http://blog.mobi/.
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