Today the Glide OS World Development Program (GWDP) is launching Glide Jamaica to bring Glide's powerful and low cost mobile computing solutions to Jamaica.

"We are excited today to launch to help advance social and economic development in Jamaica," said TransMedia's Chairman and CEO, Donald Leka. " provides powerful mobile productivity and collaboration applications to promote entrepreneurship and economic opportunity using the existing hardware and networks available to Jamaicans today."

The GWDP recently launched Glide Albania ( and Glide Kosova ( "We are pleased to be working together with non-profit organizations like providing the technology backbone of the Glide OS," said Mr. Leka. "Glide Jamaica will help keep people connected with their homeland regardless of where they live or travel."
"We hope to have the Glide OS deployed in over 20 developing countries by the end of 2008," said Mr. Leka.

The mission of is to empower Jamaicans worldwide with their own online and mobile technology platform to promote social, education and business development and exchange. distributes powerful productivity, social and business networking and e-commerce technology to Jamaicans to strengthen community bonds, advance classroom and distance learning and facilitate entrepreneurship and commerce across borders in the new mobile world economy. Description of Service supports Jamaicans wherever they reside with a community based mobile convergence platform that provides full access to their personal files and information from a mobile phone, computer or television screen. provides individuals and businesses with advanced mobile productivity, communication, collaboration and distribution software to promote the global exchange of information, products and services and facilitate commercial transactions. promotes: 1) Individual Empowerment with a complete suite of productivity, communication and collaboration software for computers and mobile phones; 2) Community Building with secure rights based social networking and group management tools; 3) Enterprise Building with secure rights based business networking, project management and e-commerce technology; and 4) Cross Platform Compatibility. Glide is device and network neutral and supports Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris, Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Palm, Symbian, Windows Mobile and other platforms. Glide's productivity applications are fully compatible with Microsoft, Apple and Linux software.
The vast majority of Glide's advanced features can be accessed online from a mobile phone or from a browser on any computer (at an Internet Cafe, Business Center etc.) effectively providing each Jamaican with a personal online computer and community network. Glide's advanced mobile applications leverage the widespread distribution of cell phones and mobile networks, greatly reducing the need for the purchase of expensive personal computer hardware and traditional software and enabling Jamaicans to participate fully in the new mobile online economy.

Many Jamaicans today live outside of Jamaica seeking economic opportunity and the means to support family members living in Jamaica. The Glide platform serves to increase social and economic exchange and strengthens community relations across national borders.

Jamaicans living in the Diaspora and in Jamaica can receive support at .

About the Glide OS
Key Glide Applications
-- "One" Version 3.1 (Synchronization for Linux, Mac, Solaris, Windows,
Glide Remote Desktop Computing)
-- Glide Mobile (Full Suite of Glide Applications for Android,
Blackberry, iPhone, Palm, Symbian and Windows Mobile)
-- Glide Photo Editor
-- Glide Write (Word Processor)
-- Glide Presenter (Presentation Application)
-- Glide Crunch (Spreadsheet Application)
-- Glide Ad-Free Email
-- Glide Groups & Projects
-- Glide Meeting - Video, Audio & Text Chat With Integrated File Sharing
-- Glide Calendar
-- Glide Contact Manager
-- Video Jukebox
-- Music Jukebox
-- Slideshow Creator
-- Widgets (The Cube, Calculator, Stickies, RSS Reader, Weather, Music
Player etc.)
Glide's Rights-Based Platform
The entire Glide System (including all Glide applications) is governed by a rights management system.
-- User Assignable Rights
-- File Viewing (Set Number of Views)
-- File Download (Set Number of Downloads)
-- File Upload (Limits MBs, GBs)
-- File Transfer (Between Accounts)
-- File Modification (Non-Destructive, Version Control)
-- Group / Project Management (Manage participants, rights and other group
and project parameters)
-- File Computer Sync Access (for offline group collaboration)
-- Parental Controls (for children from ages 1 through 12)
-- File uploads and transfer require parental approval
-- Individuals must be pre-authorized by parent and added to a
"child safe" contact list to communicate with child
-- Children can only view "child safe" files, contacts and locations
-- Graphical child-friendly user interface with integrated drawing
tools and child created desktop themes
-- "Child Safe" portal content
-- Content Identification
-- Media Fingerprinting
-- Content owners determine user sharing and use rights
Automatic Device Identification and Compatibility Engine
Glide's automated device recognition and trans-coding system makes it possible to share virtually any file with virtually anyone overcoming proprietary hardware and software barriers when sharing files with family, friends and colleagues. Glide makes it possible for individuals and families to purchase virtually any combination of computers and smart phones and be compatible with each other and with work.
-- When shared with others, files are automatically converted and
delivered in the appropriate format and optimal size
-- Glide's automated device identification and compatibility engine
functions within Glide's communication, collaboration and productivity
-- Glide provides support for over 250 file formats
Glide Mobile Device Support (Over 75 Devices)
-- Apple iPhone / 3G iPhone / iPod Touch
-- BlackBerry Pearl (8100, 8120), Curve (8300, 8330), 8700, 8800, 7100
-- HP iPAQ, hw6510
-- HTC Vogue, i-Mate, Touch and Touch Dual, AT&T Tilt 8925, T-Mobile
Shadow, Cingular 8125 (8100)
-- Kyocera Neo E1100, Strobe
-- LG VX8100, VX8300, VX8700, enV2
-- Motorola Ming, Razr V3, Razr2, SLVR, ROKR, Q, Q9c, Z9
-- Nokia E61/E62, N95, N800, 6102i, 6300, 6682, 9300
-- Palm Treo 650, Treo 680, Treo 700P, Treo 700W, Treo 750, LifeDrive,
-- Samsung Blackjack, A707, D807, A920, Verizon FlipShot SCH-U900,
-- Sony Ericsson w600i, w810i, Z750a
-- T-Mobile SDA, SideKick, Wing