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Open Source Mobile Development Platform Recognized for Positive Use of Cutting-Edge Technology with Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass. (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
Modo Labs™, the leading open source mobile platform provider, today announced it was named by IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program as a 2012 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. Modo Labs worked with Harvard University to implement the Kurogo™ Mobile Platform to develop Harvard Mobile, a university-wide initiative to aggregate and deliver content to the Harvard community.
Harvard Mobile delivers news, a directory, a campus map, real-time shuttle tracking, course catalogs, library lookups, student dining and more - all carefully curated, designed and optimized for the mobile context. Computerworld recognized Modo Labs for the significant social benefit of Kurogo’s open source offering and the Harvard Mobile project. Through Kurogo, more than 200 universities such as Harvard have been empowered to build advanced mobile websites and native applications. The open source nature of Kurogo supports sharing of code and collaboration, providing ongoing benefits to Kurogo users from student programmers to CIOs.
“Computerworld acknowledges and applauds the outstanding work being done by individuals and organizations who have successfully used technology to improve the quality of our lives and that of future generations,” said Vice President/Publisher of Computerworld, John Amato. “Computerworld is proud to name the 2012 class of Laureates and celebrate their initiatives benefiting society through the innovative use of IT.”
Computerworld Laureates were chosen by a panel of 22 distinguished judges to evaluate the humanitarian benefits and measurable results of applying technology to meet a specific social need. Modo Labs was selected from more than 500 nominations from 25 countries. Through Kurogo-developed projects, students often learn far more than they could in any classroom. The hands-on nature of tapping into and contributing code to Kurogo’s open source community significantly improves student growth and extends the reach of the educational experience beyond simply applying existing solutions to the realm of developing new, previously impossible innovations.
“It is an honor to see Kurogo recognized for its contributions to positive social, economic and educational change, particularly with the Harvard Mobile project,” said Andrew Yu, chief executive officer of Modo Labs. “Through the Harvard Mobile project, students receive a richer educational experience. Harvard staff members are better able to better support student needs. Through Kurogo, leading universities across the globe have been able to share code and advance mobile technology in leaps and bounds.”
The Computerworld Honors awards were presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 4, 2012 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The Honors program, founded in 1988, recognizes organizations and individuals who have used information technology to promote and advance public welfare, benefit society and change the world for the better. Kurogo is available for download at http://www.kurogo.org. Kurogo training and support information is available at http://www.kurogo.org/support/. Kurogo users at universities around the world contribute open source code and new developments through kurogo.org.
About The Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website http://events.computerworld.com/2012Honors.
About Modo Labs
Modo Labs offers mobile solutions and support services to help universities and enterprises take advantage of the fast growing Kurogo Open Source Mobile Platform. Our technology integrates with and transforms data and content from any source, and presents it on any mobile device. The company’s core offering, Kurogo Mobile Optimized MiddlewareTM, is an open source development platform designed for clean integration, exceptional platform-specific user experience and a high degree of customizability. Additional information about Modo Labs is available at http://www.modolabs.com.
© 2012 Kurogo, Mobile Optimized Middleware, Modo Labs and the Modo Labs logo are trademarks of Modo Labs, Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other brand names are trademarks of their respective partners.
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