Netwasp is announcing the acquisition of the software business “ThemeMaker” from KamWare, including all ThemeMaker versions (ThemeMaker X, M, SE and SP), branded versions of ThemeMaker (such as “ThemeMaker McDeb”, “The PocketPCThemes Toolkit” and others yet to be released) and the web sites ThemeMaker.biz and WMThemes.com.
The first ThemeMaker application was developed in 2002 targeted specifically at the only “Windows Mobile” device supporting themes at that time: Pocket PC 2002. At the same time a more feature rich version, “ThemeMaker Pro” was released targeted at the more profession designers offering a full graphics editing package.
Today ThemeMaker products support Windows Mobile devices with portrait, landscape and square layout, standard, VGA & QVGA resolutions. The software also supports Windows Mobile Smartphone.
“ThemeMaker is widely recognized as the best Windows Mobile theme creation tool available today”, says Jim Hunt (Netwasp CEO), “so we see this as a fantastic opportunity to extend and enrich our position as the largest PocketPC themes publisher in the world!” Hunt goes on to say “it is our intention to continue the high quality of innovation and design shown by ThemeMaker and we already have plans to extend the current application suite adding more value to our customers. Plans include support for animated themes, becoming Windows Mobile 6.0 ready and, of course, continuation of the high level of customer satisfaction both KamWare and Netwasp have provided to-date”.
Netwasp is a UK based software development company formed in 1998. Netwasp began developing software for Windows Mobile devices in 2002 when it first produced the popular animated theme application “FlashThemes”. In 2003 Netwasp launched the first animated theme editor application “The FlashThemes Generator and went on to produce several other PocketPC based applications including “FlashThemesPro” & “FlashThemesPlus”.
The company is also the owner of www.pocketpcthemes.com, a Windows Mobile theme website. The site has a user base of over 180,000 users and over 250,000 free PocketPC themes supporting all flavors of PocketPC screens and device types.