MACROMEDIA AND NOKIA ANNOUNCE AVAILABILITY OF NOKIA WML STUDIO FOR MACROMEDIA DREAMWEAVER
New extended functionality enables developersSan Francisco, California and Irving, Texas -- June 26, 2000 -- Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR), the leading provider of solutions for compelling and effective Web sites, and Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today announced the availability of the Nokia WML Studio for MacromediaŽ DreamweaverŽ software. The Studio will enable developers to use Macromedia Dreamweaver software, the market-leading visual Web authoring product for professional Web developers, to author Wireless Markup Language (WML) content for delivery to Nokia and other WAP wireless device customers. The Nokia WML Studio for Dreamweaver software fully supports the WML 1.1 standard and is available for free online on the Macromedia Exchange for Dreamweaver software at http://exchange.macromedia.com.
The Nokia WML Studio for Macromedia Dreamweaver software enables the 650,000-strong Dreamweaver developer community to create WML decks and cards, insert WBMP images, modify text, and implement anchors and events within the familiar Macromedia Dreamweaver user interface. The WML Studio allows developers to preview their work on the Nokia phone simulator directly from Dreamweaver software. The WML Studio tracks the compiled size of WML decks and includes a debugger allowing validation of WML code as it is created.
"I applaud Macromedias effort in working with Nokia to develop solutions for WAP Forum ratified standards such as WML 1.1," said James Fiduccia, senior information architect at Sapient Corporation. "The Nokia WML Studio for Dreamweaver invites developers to create the next generation of content for wireless devices from within the recognizable environment of Dreamweaver, making the transition to this exciting new medium seamless and exciting."
"We see a need for developers and designers alike to have a familiar tool that they can use to create sites to run on multiple platforms, as wireless connections for Internet browsing is going to be a fast-paced ride in the next 2 years," said Neil Wooding, managing director for NetMaster Communications, Ltd. "The Nokia WML Studio for Dreamweaver brings this dream a step closer into the hands of the people who will shape this future."
"The interface for the Nokia WML Studio beta fits into Dreamweaver seamlessly and it will allow us to give our clients an extra dimension to their Web site, particularly portal sites," said David Bishop, design director for Front-Page Design. "All the features are easy to include and well be using the studio a lot in the future as WAP phones continue to gain popularity."
Macromedia and Nokia are both members of the WAP Forum, the industry association that has developed the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and WML. By working together on a Web content development platform for the wireless Internet, the companies are bringing consumers the Internet in presentations suited for the unique handset environment. For more information about WAP, see www.wapforum.org.
Nokia is paving the way to the mobile information society with its innovative products and solutions. The company is the leading mobile phone supplier and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed and IP networks, related services as well as multimedia terminals. In 1999, Nokias net sales totaled EUR 19.8 billion (USD 19.9 billion). Headquartered in Finland, Nokia is listed on the New York (NOK), Helsinki, Stockholm, London, Frankfurt and Paris stock exchanges and employs more than 56,000 people.
Macromedia is passionate about what the Web can be. Its award-winning products empower developers to provide the most engaging experience on the Web, and enable more effective e-business. Headquartered in San Francisco, Macromedia (NASDAQ: MACR) has more than 1,000 employees worldwide and is available on the Internet at www.macromedia.com.
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