Sun Microsystems Announces Availability of Facebook Application for Fans of the 2008 Summer Games
MyPicks Beijing 2008 Lets Facebook Users Test Their Knowledge by Predicting Winners
SANTA CLARA, CA August 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced the release of a new social networking game for Facebook, allowing fans of the 2008 Beijing Summer Games to compete online, with their friends and for their country, by correctly predicting medal winners throughout this summer’s events. Sun is not an official sponsor of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
The application, MyPicks Beijing 2008, allows participants to pick Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners for each event during the Summer Games and win points for their country with each correct prediction. At the conclusion of the Games, the country with the highest point total will be declared the winner of the MyPicks Beijing 2008 Games. MyPicks Beijing 2008 is available on Facebook today at: http://apps.facebook.com/mypicksbeijing/Home.
MyPicks Beijing 2008 was developed by Pramati Technologies using zembly, Sun’s new browser-based social application development environment. Released in private beta in June 2008, zembly is the world’s first social programming environment specifically designed for creating and hosting social applications targeting the most popular platforms on the web including Facebook, Meebo, OpenSocial, the iPhone and more. zembly utilizes Sun hardware on Network.com( while taking advantage of Sun’s software stack – the Solaris 10 Operating System, GlassFish application server and MySQL database. For more information on zembly, please visit: www.zembly.com.
“Pramati Technologies is incredibly happy to work with zembly to provide Facebook users around the globe with a simple, exciting way to celebrate the 2008 Summer Games,” said Vijay Pullur, Co-Founder & CTO, Pramati. “By providing a complete hosted environment for creating and scaling social applications, zembly has created a new way for developers of all skill levels to easily build Facebook applications without the cost and complexity of hosting and managing the application themselves.”
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