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2006/08/04

Web 2.0 Application, AJAX Development Framework Web-based "Desktop" StartForce API Releas

The ISP division of Fusion Network Services Corporation, FUSION GOL, (HO: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Hiromi Imakoga) and StartForce, Inc. (HO California, U.S.A, CEO Chong Jin Koh) will be offering the API (Application Program Interface) to the public starting August 4th, 2006. This public offering of the Startforce API is part of the license agreement for research and development with StartForce, Inc.

StartForce is a Web 2.0 based application developed by StartForce, Inc. built using cutting-edge AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) technologies - on the basis of a "Web-based Desktop" concept. After the deployment of the alpha release on May 11, 2006, new file management functionality has been put into place. In addition to standard online file storage and sharing functions, file sharing among non-users has been also enabled through the implementation of Web 2.0 technology.

With the launch of the API, StartForce is no longer just a provider for online storage and file sharing tools. It now has set its foot in building a full-stack framework for developing Web 2.0 applications, and forming a community for Web 2.0 application developers to connect with each other, exchange creative ideas, and publish their interesting projects to all StartForce users.

With the introduction of StartForce to Japan, FUSION GOL is inviting developers to design and build innovative applications on the StartForce platform while introducing users to this new realm and the power of AJAX. FUSION GOL is committed not only to supporting development, but to total user satisfaction and support.

StarForce:www.startforce.jp

The StartForce API has several unique features that make it stand out from the crowd

■Easy to Learn - Easy to Use

With consistent and self-explanatory interface naming conventions and advanced modularization, the StartForce API is simple to learn and use, easily extensible and well maintained. Moreover, StartForce provides a set of comprehensive instructions which can get developers up to speed in no time.

■Real-time Testing and Debugging Platform

With a free StartForce account, developers can instantly develop and test their applications on the StartForce platform. Simply upload the source code to the StartForce user account and the application can be run immediately. StartForce Text Editor allows developers to conveniently modify source code online, and the debug console and real-time logging also make debugging much easier.

■Customizable GUI Components

Basic GUI components such as pop-up menu, drop-down menu, directory tree, etc, are available to developers for easy customization.

■Integrated File I/O Support

With File I/O support built-in to the API, developers have read/write access to their files from within the StartForce system via simple method calls. This allows developers to concentrate on their application logic by abstracting the details of I/O operations.

■Constantly Monitored and Updated

StartForce commits to maintaining the current API and updating it with more powerful functionalities in the future.

■User to User Communications Made Simple

If an application involves user-to-user communications, such as a multi-player game, StartForce API will automatically handle any conversation among users and pass it on to the application. (Coming soon)

■Superb Statistical Reporting

Once an application is officially deployed on the StartForce platform, the StartForce central statistics system will collect relevant information and feedback to reflect popularity of this application and any end-user opinions. (Coming soon)

About FUSION GOL [Fusion Network Services Corp., GOL Division]

FUSION GOL [Fusion Network Services Corp., GOL Division] in accordance with Japan's IP-Phone pioneer, Fusion Communications Corporation's concept of "Everything over IP", FUSION GOL provides broadband services offering a wide variety of benefits. Technological innovation and bilingual support by our international staff is what sustains our reputation as a trustworthy ISP.
Refer to http://www.gol.com/en/biz/ for more details.

[ Press Release Contact Information ]

Fusion Network Services Corp., GOL Division General Planning Dept.
Marketing Group, Yoko Sasaki
TEL: 03-3239-6824 E-mail: pr@gol.com

[ StartForce API Contact Information ]

Fusion Network Services Corp., GOL Division
General Planning Dept.
Product Development Group, StartForce Project
TEL: 050-5530-5381 E-mail: info@startforce.jp