Michael el Baki (aka Bomberman) has just brought our attention to two major pieces of news from his company BitRabbit.

Firstly, his company has just released the game Platypus on smartphones and PDAs for Astraware/Handmark. All the porting process from PC was done at BitRabbit, using their own middleware.

You can find the game at http://www.astraware.com/platypus/ and reviews of the game are also available at http://www.pda-247.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=22261 and http://palmaddict.typepad.com/palmaddicts/2008/04/platybus—poss.html

The second major piece of news is the launch of version 2.0 of their RabbitFactory middleware for all native smartphone and PDA platforms.

The RabbitFactory is a full-featured, cross-platform, highly-optimized set of C++ APIs which provide a complete abstraction of native mobile platforms, offering extremely fast development and deployment processes. They have just signed a major client for the middleware so watch this space for more BitRabbit news.

Background on the company

Based in Dublin, Ireland, BitRabbit is a successful and innovative studio involved in middleware development, mobile games design and development. The company focuses on native technologies and games for smartphones & PDAs. BitRabbit was amongst the first developers to get OTA distribution of native mobile games with tier-1 carriers like Orange UK and Korea Telecom, and works with some of the most prestigious publishers in the smartphone and PDA space.

For more information see www.bitrabbit.net.

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