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Movial joined the LiMo Foundation and unveiled its open sourcing technology, Browser D-Bus Bridge. The announcements were made in conjunction with LinuxWorld taking place in San Francisco this week.

Joining the LiMo Foundation is a natural for Movial, said Tomi Rauste, president of Movial Creative Technologies, based in Helsinki, Finland. The Movial IXS Toolkit is an easy-to-use Linux SDK that allows Web developers and designers to build fast mobile device user interfaces (UI).

Operators can bring their own flavor of services to end-user devices, he said. Movial is in discussions with several operators, both in Europe and North America.

Browser D-Bus Bridge, Movial’s open source contribution to the Linux mobile community, translates HTML and Javascript commands to D-Bus commands (Desktop Bus).

The D-Bus is also used by the LiMo Foundation for inter-process communication (IPC) between applications and services. Movial’s Browser D-Bus Bridge can provide a browser-based UI for the LiMo stack and makes it possible for applications to initiate platform services, like media engines and instant messaging engines on mobile devices, enabling Web developers and designers, operators and device manufacturers to add browser-based UIs easily.

Running on WebKit and Mozilla engines, Movial expects to deliver the code to the Linux mobile community within 90 days.

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