CDN services provider Cotendo announced today what they claim is the world's first purpose-built Mobile Acceleration Suite. Designed to specifically eliminate latencies found on mobile broadband networks, the suite will be able to take applications and tailor the content to any mobile device without customers have to rewrite their applications for each device.
The suite is both device aware and network aware so it can adjust the application not only to a particular mobile device, but also to changing network conditions. It potentially can save apps developers tons of time, since they won't have to write as much custom device-specific code.
The suite is built upon Cotendo's Cloudlet platform that is able to cache business logic at the edge - closer to the customer for faster response times. One of the first users is AT&T, who has been using the suite for several months and seen performance improvements and faster download times. Other customers concur: "While using Cotendo services we've seen up to a 33 percent performance improvement on our site. That's huge because our customers expect instant response when downloading apps to their handsets," said Allan Moger, Operations Manager for GetJar, a smartphone app store.