Two applications that make it possible to store an entire national telephone directory on a mobile phone were launched at the GSMA Mobile World Congress this week.
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Swedish software house Oricane showed a contact database that can store 200 million names and numbers on a mobile phone, and a caller ID application that translates an incoming phone number into a name, enabling the user to always see who is calling.
The applications are built on Oricane's patented technology for compressing, storing and searching information in mobile phones and other small devices.
The performance of the mobile applications is as good or better than an equivalent application on a PC, said Fredrik Kallioniemi, Oricane's chief marketing officer.
He said Oricane specialises in green software technology that will make the internet more environmentally friendly. "Internet today uses more than 5% of the total electric power production in the world and has a yearly growth of 50% to 60%," he said.
Oricane's technology is based on patented energy-saving algorithms that make data storage and retrieval as well as decision processes like packet classification and packet forwarding more efficient.
Oricane's flagship product, BioCAM, solves addressing scalability issues in the Internet core that make it 75% to 95% more energy-efficient, he said. The mobile edition doubles as an energy saving firewall, he said.
BioDEX is a generic, self-learning search engine for applications that include directory services, datacentres, web indexing, and digital communities, he said.