In what could be an impossible task, the Wholesale Applications Community is making some progress at helping developers write applications that can run across multiple platforms and operators to reach three billion people. It announced it has completed its merger with the Joint Innovation Lab (JIL) and released its first specs to developers. In addition, it has added 32 members to its initiative, adding to an increasingly long list of cooks in the kitchen.
The Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) was announced in February with nearly two dozen of supporters. Today, new companies joined at various commitment levels including: Accenture, Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC), Huawei, Intel (NSDQ: INTC), Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM), Samsung, Myriad Group, Opera, América Móvil, Bell Mobility, Bouygues Telecom, China Unicom, Hutchison 3 Group, KDDI, Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu, and LG Electronics (SEO: 066570), LiMo Foundation and ZTE. There are now 48 members in total.
With the completion of the JIL acquisition, it said it was able to provide “the WAC 1.0 specification” to the developer community. The 111-page document can be downloaded at www.wholesaleappcommunity.com