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The future of mobile at Mobile 2.0 Europe

The Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS 2011 Conference in Barcelona started with a keynote and a panel about the future for mobile technology and industry. Development and innovation, the role for developers, Internet of things, software and hardware and the relation between mobility and humans were part of the subjects.

Carlos Domingo, Telefonica R+D CEO, started with a keynote followed by the panel formed by Domingo himself plus Peter Vesterbacka, Angry Birds Mighty Eagle, Jaques van Niekerk, MIH CTO, Simon Best, Orange Group Senior Director moderated by Martin Duval, Bluenove Founder and CEO. Both keynote and panel had the intention of analysing the future mobile scenarios.

Nowadays smartphones mean an example of how our devices and objects will be connected in the near future, users will be sending and receiving a huge amount of thata that will have a strong impact in the way we live, and all this thanks to mobile.

To analyse the reason why mobile Internet has such a great impact on us, its important to understand the fact that users are humans and humans like to move. Users have been static since computers arrived to their lives only because technology wouldn’t allow them to move.

Carlos Domingo quoted Matt Galligan: “The future of mobile is the future of everything”.

In the next 10 years there will be 50 billion objects connected to Internet, mobile data will grow 50 times, smart cities will be possible due to the big amount of organized information and the content distribution model, including apps, will give a bigger share to creators (and developers) because the channels for digital distribution will be strong enough that traditional channels wont be necessary.


The Jury for AppCircus @ Mobile 2.0 Europe

AppCircus is an app contest and showcase that travels around the world promoting the most innovative apps, and is ready to open the show again in Barcelona during the Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS conference, 10 apps will pitch in front of the jury and audience and will be introduced to the industry. This is the jury that will analyse them (read below for bio’s).

Carlos Domingo, CEO Telefónica I+D.
Sanyu Kiruluta, Team Lead, Developer Relations EMEA, RIM.
Leandro Mario, Cino, Business Development & Spain/LAR Portfolio Manager at INTEL Corp.
Reimund Schmald, Marketing Manager EMEA Mobile Division of Nuance Communications Inc.
Fernando Kanacri, Marketing Services Manager, Nokia Iberia.

Sanyu Kiruluta, Team Lead, Developer Relations EMEA, RIM.

Sanyu Kiruluta is a Senior Application Development Consultant with the Developer Relations team at Research in Motion. Her team is responsible for providing technical support to RIM Alliance Partners and BlackBerry® platform developers around the world. Sanyu specializes in mobile social networking applications on the BlackBerry platform. She has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Concordia University and an MBA from Queen’s University.

Reimund Schmald, Marketing Manager EMEA Mobile Division of Nuance Communications Inc.

Reimund Schmald is Marketing Manager in the Mobile Division of Nuance Communications Inc. responsible for EMEA Central and Eastern Europe. He has been in the speech technology industry for 15 years joining Nuance in 2003 through acquisition. While at Nuance has held a number of Sales and Business Development positions and in January 2011 became responsible for the Marketing of the Handset based mobile technologies and solutions. Previously Reimund held several sales positions in the semiconductor and imaging industry. He received a diploma in semiconductor physics from Aachen Technical University, Germany. Reimund is married and has two children.

Fernando Kanacri, Marketing Services Manager, Nokia Iberia.

Fernando is responsible for managing Ovi Ecosystem including Ovi Store, Nokia’s key application and content selling platform. After twelve years of experience in the Internet and IT sector in several marketing, he joined Nokia in January 2008, to focus on entertainment business managing Ovi Store and reinforcing the relationships with developers to add local relevant contents to the store.

Carlos Domingo, CEO Telefónica I+D

Carlos Domingo is CEO for Telefónica R&D; he joined the company in 2006 as Director of Internet & Multimedia and Director of the Barcelona Center. Since then, he has implemented a new way of working and a new understanding of the R&D in a big Telco. Carlos serves on the board of directors of Jajah since 2010.

Carlos holds a MSc in computer science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, a PhD in computer science from the Polytechnic University in Catalonia and post grad business studies from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

With more than 15 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications world, he has developed a big part of his career in Japan and USA, being VP of Celertem Technologies and eventually becoming the President & CEO of its subsidiary in Seattle after merging Extensis LizardTech and DiamonSoft.

In 2008 he was awarded with the `National Award to the Professional Career´ granted by the Asociación de Ingenieros en Informática (Computer Science Engineers Association) in Spain.

Leandro Mario, Cino, Business Development & Spain/LAR Portfolio Manager at INTEL Corp.

Leandro Cino, current Business Development & Spain/LAR Portfolio Manager,  joined Intel at 2008 as Product Manager. He has been driving Marketing & PR strategies for Intel AppUp Developer Program through different GEO’s, for its global diffusion. Part of these concrete actions implies digging  into ‘Developers communities’ and ‘Global Events’ to get closer contact and effective communication with them. Intel AppUp Application Labs showrooms, demonstrates, application developers, how to easily monetize their future & existing apps by using the Intel AppUp developer program SDKs available for MeeGo, Adobe AIR, Java, .NET, and Windows C/C++. Beside this effort he leads New ‘Marquees applications’ engagements for Latin & Spanish Region.

Within his previous background, Leandro served as Regional Sales Manager at Intelligenx, Inc. (formerly i411), VP of Business Development. at Quantum System A/S and IT Manager – Project Manager at Netactica S.A. More than 15 years combining business & project management, team leadership and IT experience within different IT projects in multiple technologies and functions are been reflected in this entrepreneurial spirit with a solid knowledge of IT industry.

Leandro, Cino holds an Executive M.B.A. degree at IAE Business School (Universidad Austral), Executive Negotiation and Conflict Management at ESADE Business School, and Bachelor in Information Systems at U.A.D.E. University supporting an strong Background within business development, product management, negotiation, new technologies research and evaluation.

Program for day one at Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS Conference:

The AppCircus is programmed at 17h00 on June 16th and followed by a networking cocktail. Click here to view the complete program of the conference.


HTML5 mobile development

HTML5 has become one of the trendiest topics. The promise of simplifying design and development due to new tags has created an enormous impact on the media and more than a few developers have grown expectations around it.

Nikolai Onken, Co-founder, JavaScript company uxebu, will do a workshop on day 2 of Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS about the use of HTML5 in developing apps.

A quickstart into cross-platform HTML5 mobile development.

We all want to target more than one platform when developing mobile apps and the only widespread “platform” you can use to achieve this is the browser running JavaScript and HTML5.

In this workshop Nikolai Onken, will give you an overview of how to write mobile apps using HTML5, the different useable runtimes, frameworks and patterns that have proven to be helpful in mobile development.

You will dive into PhoneGap, writing mobile ready JavaScript, debugging and testing apps and maybe even start looking into how to breathe more life into your apps through talking to hardware.

After this workshop you will have a good overview of how and where to start when diving into mobile development and what the proper tools are for you to get the job done.

About Nikolai Onken, Co-founder, JavaScript company uxebu.

Nikolai has been developing web applications since 1997 and since then continuously been involved with open source projects such as the Dojo Toolkit. Since 2008, mobile cross platform development has been the primary focus of Nikolais work and he is pushing the browser as platform forward through projects like HumanAPI. Bein a co-founder of Europe based JavaScript company uxebu, Nikolai now is developing tools (apparat.io) for developers to make mobile HTML5 development easier. You can find him at one of the many JS events if he’s not building mobile JavaScript applications reading or controlling hardware.


Social Media enabled Apps

On day 2, Mobile 2.0 Europe –openIDEAS Conference will be dedicated to help developers, managers, team leaders, companies, startups and any other member of the mobile ecosystem, to improve their projects.

Alberto Alonso Ruibal, founder of Mobialia, will do a workshop on integration between apps and Social Media, based on Mobialia’s experience developing apps that use Social Media to enrich user experience.

Workshop on Building Social Media Enabled Apps on Android

Alberto Alonso Ruibal is developing RadioMe in cooperation with Martin Varsavsky. This app is a “radio” app that plays your music mixed with you social news from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. (readed using Text-to-Speech synthesis). Alberto will use the experience developing this app to speak about how to integrate Social Media on Android Apps:

- Why integrating Social Media on your app

- A simple example, the share button

- Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook API Integration

- Using Social Media for user authentication

About Alberto Alonso Ruibal.

Alberto is a Spanish Telecommunication Engineer. He worked many years as J2EE developer and ERP consultant. On 2010 he founded Mobialia, a startup specialized on Android applications. On Mobialia he developed apps like Mobialia Chess, the Internet Chess Club Android app, Gas Stations Spain, and many more. Now he is also cooperating with Martin Varsavsky on RadioMe, the Android app radio that plays your social media news.


Augmented Reality and Cultural Heritage at Mobile 2.0 Europe

Day one of Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS Conference will be dedicated to analyze the present and future of innovation in Mobile technologies.

Professors Gladys Chacartegui and Luis Villarejo, IT Project Managers, Community Initiatives at the Office of Learning Technologies (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, will talk to the audience about their Augmented Reality and Cultural Heritage studies.

Augmented Reality and Cultural Heritage studies, a pilot project at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

The Office of Learning Technologies (LT) and the Laboratori del Nou Turisme (LNT) have started a new project based on the implementation of AR tools to help interpreting landscape. The purpose of this project is to make students able to provide landscape units with several types of contents. This objective will be achieved through the structuring of landscape data, which will enable the creation of data layers for AR browsers. These browsers will provide on-site landscape information through the mobile. The type of information that can be incorporated into the layers of data can be text, audio, video or web content. The main teaching objective is to introduce students to the possibilities of using augmented reality technologies applied to mobile telephony. The students of the Cultural Heritage subject will carry out a project through teamwork and a collaborative environment. This project is based on the creation of a landscape interpretation product for potential visitors who lack information on the landscape they are seeing. Students will design a project where landscape interpretation elements will be incorporated in an accurate way. These elements will allow describing the landscape beyond the simple visual contemplation. It will be possible to “read it” from a touristic point of view and provide additional information linked to the destination where visitors are.

IUOC: Enhanced Mobile Learning at the UOC is an initiative of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) that aims to take the UOC’s virtual campus, My UOC, to new, more current, interactive and portable scenarios, such as the iPad. In order to address students needs, the UOC, in collaboration with mobile phone operator Orange, developed a native application for the iPad from a user-centred perspective, guaranteeing a minimum learning curve for the application as it is intuitive and easy to use for both students and lecturers. Moreover, the learning application has been integrated into a pilot programme in which iPads with 3G connections are provided to 45 students and a number of lecturers for accessing, via the native application, the virtual campus and the UOC’s educational materials (adapted for the iPad) for a semester.

Students participating in iUOC have the ability to check their mail, diary, educational materials, classrooms and other students’ opinion literally in their hands. They, therefore, enjoy a high degree of accessibility and total autonomy in managing their time. This study will assess the importance of accessibility and autonomy with respect to an increase in learning productivity and efficiency. Giving students the option of deciding when and where to study inherently entails a reduction in transport costs, as students do not have to invest any money or time in travelling. In fact, one of the objectives of the iUOC project was to research how students can devote their time to learning while commuting, among other situations, the results of this research being applied to the design of the iUOC adaptations for the iPad and the portable Web.


Intel workshops at Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS

Intel AppUpSM Application Lab is coming back to Barcelona after the last exceptional reception during the Mobile World Congress. We are offering 2 different workshops next June 17th 2011, at the Mobile 2.0 Europe 2011 Conference. Take advantage of this new opportunity to get involved with the latest tools and new resources available.

To participate, you need to get registered at the Main Conference Mobile 2.0 Europe. After that you will be able to join us in Barcelona at any our 2 workshops at the Telefónica R+D Building, Diagonal 00 , next Friday June 17th 2011. You will be taught about the new opportunities that Intel AppUpSM developer Program (IADP) offers and will see a DEMO on how to submit your Meego applications into Intel AppUpSM Center.

The 1st Workshop #1 will start at 11:00 hs, and the 2nd Workshop #2 at 14:00 hs.CET.

To join us on those Workshops you will need to get previously registered through the official Intel AppUpSM Events website. The registration for the Intel AppUpSM Application Labs is mandatory and for FREE in order to assist to the Workshops. After you will to get your ID and get Log-in through our portal, you will confirm your attendance to any of the 2 proposed sessions, being your names automatically keep recorded into our Data Base.

During these 2 sessions you will learn how to develop for Intel AppUpSM Center.

Beside you will be teach about all the possibilities to monetize your applications, get real code examples in our training sessions and talk with Intel engineers.

Join us and bring your questions to share them with Intel specialist!

Day 1 “IMAGINE” – June 16th [8:30 - 20:00].Look for Intel Booth and get registered in our Intel AppUpSM Application Labs [Workshop #1 & Workshop#2 registration] for June 17th 2011.

Day 2 “BUILD” – June 17th [8:30 - 10:55]. Workshop #1 & Workshop#2 registration – We will start the Intel AppUpSM application Labs registration @Intel Booth. Where: the main Conf Room during June 16th and June 17th 2011. We will provide – Proof Badges to confirm your attendance Networking & discussion slot. Get in touch with other developers @the Mobile 2.0 Event.

Day 2 “BUILD” [13:30 - 13:55]. Workshop#2 registration – We will start the Intel AppUpSM application Labs registration @Intel Booth. Where: the main Conf Room during June 16th and June 17th 2011. We will provide – Proof Badges to confirm your attendance.  Networking & discussion slot. Get in touch with other developers @the Mobile 2.0 Event.

Workshop #1 – Morning

11:00 – 13:00. Intel AppUpSM Center and Intel AppUpSM developer program description. Introduce you on how to create your Meego Based applications through Intel AppUpSM Center.  Live Demo on how to submit your applications at Intel AppUpSM Center.

DEMO: How to submit your applications. Tools Introduction. Intel Code validation. Q&A slot for your doubts and questions.

Workshop #2 – Afternoon

14:00 – 16:00. Intel AppUpSM Center and Intel AppUpSM developer program description. Introduce you on how to create your Meego Based applications through Intel AppUpSM Center.  Live Demo on how to submit your applications at Intel AppUpSM Center.

DEMO: How to submit your applications. Tools Introduction. Intel Code validation. Q&A slot for your doubts and questions.

DEVELOPERS, Call for action! Please register to our sessions at Intel AppUP Application Lab. Please notice you must acquire your Mobile2.0 tickets.

If you want to participate on any of those available FREE Workshops, please follow the instruction here. [PDF step by step].

Two FREE tickets for Mobile 2.0 Europe will be raffled, Intel courtesy. Room space is limited and tickets runs out quickly. Do not miss this unique opportunity to learn directly from Intel experts!

Get Mobile 2.0 Europe tickets here.

*Intel and Intel AppUpSM are trademarks of Intel Corporation EEUU and other countries


BlackBerry will show its capabilities for developers

Developing for BlackBerry’s OS is the way to approach millions of users in Latin America, North America, India and Europe. All of them are markets where the use of RIM’s devices is widely extended.

BlackBerry’s PlayBook will be one of the most used tablets by professionals all over the world, a great opportunity to develop innovative and useful apps.

These are the workshops BlackBerry will do at Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS:

Doing More with BlackBerry Messenger

This session outlines how to make your app stickier and extend the reach of your application through integration with the new BBM Social Platform.

Developing for the BlackBerry PlayBook

This introductory session covers the different options for developing and distributing apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook including Adobe AIR, HTML5, BlackBerry WebWorks and the Native Developers Kit.


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