Orange to Accelerate Development of Mobile Web Applications and Streamline Customer Billing

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Lead Team:
has announced that it is working with Facebook and other industry leaders on
initiatives to create new and compelling mobile web applications and
experiences for our customers at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona.

Orange is working closely with Facebook to implement a
seamless billing option for its customers, and to make mobile payments as easy
as possible for web applications.

“At Orange, we believe that there is boundless
potential in what developers can achieve with mobile web applications, and the
new mobile experiences that can be created. By collaborating with Facebook on
these initiatives, we are helping to accelerate the development of the mobile
web, creating new and exciting services for our customers,” said Xavier
Perret, vice president of strategic partnerships at Orange.

Orange has also announced that it is joining the newly
created W3C Core Mobile Web Platform Community Group, which will aim to
accelerate the adoption of the Mobile Web as a compelling platform for the
development of modern mobile web applications.

The Community Group will bring developers, equipment
manufacturers, browser vendors, operators and other relevant members of the
industry together to agree on core features developers can depend on, create
related conformance test suites and provide to W3C (and non-W3C) groups use
cases, scenarios, and other input related to enabling successful mobile web app

Recently,  France Telecom-Orange announced that it is launching an innovative service using USSD
technology in Orange Cote d’Ivoire. 

The launch will make Facebook accessible on any phone


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