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New Year brings good news! 

In an industry first initiative in India, we have launched a unique platform to get your apps integrated with our back end systems at Vodafone India. 

This platform enables you to connect seamlessly with Vodafone India to offer operator billing that will allow millions of customers of Vodafone India to pay for the app or any content using their mobile phone. 

While only “billing” is available to start with, this platform will open up Vodafone India’s other network resources like subscriber profile, location, messaging etc. as well for you very soon. You also get ...


Vodafone appStar is Back !

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We are glad to present you with this great opportunity to get your cool and innovative apps recognized and rewarded across several countries.

Yes, appStar is back, with more countries and more categories!

appStar 2013 now welcomes all technology professionals – Software Developers, Software Architects and students - working and residing in South Africa, Kenya, India & Tanzania to submit their high-quality apps that are innovative, have local relevance as well as potential for international appeal.

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Share your creative thoughts to develop an application and win more prizes
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Not an app developer? No worries. This year ...


During the last MoMoB event at Vodafone Developer Program office in Bangalore on 24th Aug 2013, we had announced ‘Innovation through Collaboration’ series of talks focusing on one sector at a time.

While there is significant potential for technology and mobility to make an impact in areas like Education, Healthcare, Governance, Agriculture, etc., actual successes are few and even they faces challenges in scale.

This event focuses on the ‘Education’ domain, bringing together stakeholders from technologists, users (schools, teachers & students), Experts in the Education domain and investors focusing on this space and we have partnered with TiE to present this ...


AppSelect update - February 2013

Following the closure of AppSelect last year, we have now concluded activities related to the shutdown of this service. As a result, the SIS upload portal has been closed and will no longer be accessible.

Vodafone will continue to offer opportunities to developers to monetise their applications through services like the Vodafone Payment API and promotion via our distribution channels. Please continue to check on this website for the latest news and new exciting opportunities.

Watch the upcomming news.


Following on from our recent announcement of the Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards winners we are also delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Vodafone App Star Challenge! The international challenge included top winners from six countries across the Middle East and Africa, who were unveiled at Vodacom World in Midrand earlier this month.

Participating countries included Egypt, Kenya, Lesotho, Qatar, Tanzania and South Africa who competed in the finals held in South Africa. While the App Star challenge has been held independently in some of these countries in the past, this is the first international challenge that brings ...


Last night we were delighted to announce the winners of the 2012 Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards. A €200,000 prize fund for the best Android apps to assist those with disabilities and the elderly has been shared between four winners. At the awards ceremony in Brussels last night, a keynote speech was delivered by Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship.

The competition opened in May and after a number of judging rounds the final four winners were decided by a panel consisting of representatives from Vodafone Foundation, Vodafone Group Services Limited ...


You might have heard us talking recently about Rich Communications Suite / joyn and hopefully you’re as excited as we are about this innovative technology! And the fantastic news is that our friends at GSMA are running the joyn Innovation Challenge which is an initiative to encourage innovation based on joyn. Here’s what the GSMA have to say about the challenge,

The challenge will stimulate mobile and web app developers and technology innovators to build on the core capabilities of joyn (Contact management, Chat and File Share) and explore ideas for new and attractive services.

Developers are invited to ...


This year we’ve been delighted by the amount of competition entries, and impressed by the quality and innovation of them.

Our specialist first round Judges from AGE and EDF have now completed the first round of judging and we have our final 12 entrants that will be competing in the finals.

To view the 12 Apps that will be in the finals, please click here: http://developer.vodafone.com/smartaccess2012/saa-2012-finalist/

Thank you again to all the entrants for all their submissions and be sure to keep an eye on the site for updates and to see who the ...


Vodafone R&D shows off M2M at DroidCon

On 25-26 October Nicholas Herriot and Ashley Mills from Vodafone Group R&D joined forces with developer.vodafone.com to showcase some of the demos from their collaboration with ARM's mbed platform for rapid prototyping. The picture below shows the demo part of their stand:

This comprised of:

A) An SMS driven, websockets triggered live tile guessing game.
B) "The Question Mark" - an adhoc feedback point for anywhere gatherings (prints out SMSs sent to it).
C) The color changing light (changes color according to remote instructions).
D) The Dwarf Door (remote access enabled).

In addition to these four interactive ...


Update (16th October 2012) - AppSelect will close on 21st November 2012.

In light of the number and variety of application stores already available to our customers, Vodafone has been reviewing its own AppSelect service. The review has now concluded and Vodafone has decided to phase out AppSelect by 31 January 2013 at the latest, as its customers are already well-served by existing application stores. Other Vodafone content services will not be affected and our Emerging Market Apps Store is still accepting applications.

Vodafone will continue to offer opportunities to developers to monetise their applications through services like charge to bill ...


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