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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 ...
Hopefully you will already have heard about the Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards 2012, the competition that calls for developers across Europe to design smartphone applications which take into consideration the needs of older people and people with disabilities. In support of the competition we wanted to let you know about a series of Smart Accessibility workshops being run in conjunction with Mobile Mondays. At the first workshop, which will take place in London on 19th July, you will be able to learn about user perspective and personal experience, follow a technical session with demonstrations of tools and applications, simulate ...
On the evening of 27th June Vodafone developer in collaboration with Group R&D had the pleasure of hosting a recurring Meetup called The Internet of Things.
Ashley Mills (@ashleyjsmills) from Vodafone’s R&D group was first to present and delivered a talk on R&D’s work with the mbed team. The mbed is an ARM based microcontroller coupled with a cloud based compiler environment for developing embedded devices. R&D has been working with mbed to write and test a library for Vodafone dongles, you can find out more about this here.
Nicholas Herriot, from Vodafone R ...
On 14th June 2012, Vodafone xone™, the incubation center of Vodafone R&D and Expertmaker, a leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) software company, announced the winners of the first AI Hackathon held by the two companies over the weekend. A total of ten AI-integrated apps were created and three winners were chosen by the panel of judges which included Fay Arjomandi, Head of Vodafone xone; Lars Hård, CTO and Founder of Expertmaker; Ben Parker, Verizon Wireless Director of Network Planning and Design; and Michel Burger, Vodafone Head of Product Architecture.
See the event video and interviews here - http://youtu.be/-0XDg1isjqE ...
June 1st to 2nd saw OverTheAir taking place at Bletchley Park. Representing Vodafone at the event were Nicholas Herriot and Ashley Mills from Vodafone Group R&D. Below is Nicholas’s trip write-up from the event.
OverTheAir is a neutral space where hackers, academics and commercial organisations can get together and be creative! There were a number of big players at the event including Google promoting their new Google + API, Facebook doing much of the same, Blackberry with their new QNX operating system and it's platform, Lego Mindstorm, Blue Via, AppsFuel, Marmalade and many more new kids ...
It’s been a while since a quality “developer focused” event happened in Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley. Developers were looking for a platform to showcase their latest innovative Mobile Apps and Appnomy proved to be the right place.
Vodafone developer programme were proud sponsors of Appnomy and were also delighted to have the opportunity to support young developers with such bright ideas. Jonathan Bill – SVP Business development and Innovation at Vodafone India was one of the Key speakers for the event. He spoke about localizing the global ecosystem and various measures by Vodafone developer and Vodafone India towards that ...
Earlier this month Vodafone developer participated in the API Hackathon (London) along with Apigee and a number of API providers, including Pearson, European Directories, InMobi and Soundcloud.
The event attracted a broad range of developers including a mix of freelance and enterprise developers, with a range of experience, coding skills and interests.
The event program, which ran from 10:00-22:00, included,
- Lightening talks - wherein each API team presented their API, use case and tips to encourage development on their APIs
- Skills and concept pitches by attendees
- Coding Session
- Final presentations and app demos
- Judging and prizes awarded to the ...
We're excited to invite you to join other developers, designers, and entrepreneurs at the Hub King's Cross in London for a day of brainstorming, coding, and hacking APIs to bring your next best app idea to life. Learn about and build apps using APIs from Vodafone, Apigee, SoundCloud, InMobi, Pearson, DataSift, and DeTelefoongids Gouden Gids. API providers will demo their APIs and help developers use them. There will be some cool prizes too.
Find out more and register at http://apihackathonlondon.eventbrite.com/
At the last London hackathon, 80+ developers built 22 apps and had a ton of ...
At Vodafone developer we recently launched the Smart Accessibility Awards, where you have the chance to win a share of €200,000! In the lead up to the competition we’ve teamed up with Mobile Monday (http://www.mobilemonday.org.uk/) and ICT (www.ictktn.org.uk) to host four half-day accessibility workshops, which kick off in Edinburgh on Friday 16th September. Other locations include Manchester, London and Belfast, with some exciting European locations too including Madrid (September 28th), the Netherlands and Germany. Further details will follow and we’ll let you know as soon as they’re ...
On Saturday 16th April we hosted a developer day with our friends from Sony Ericsson and Ideaworks. We wanted to focus on 3D techniques for Android (did you ever think that the pressure API could be used to do something cool?) and the capabilities of the OpenGL libraries as well as a demo of the @airplaysdk from Ideaworks.
@erikhellman‘s presentation also talked about the different interaction methodologies we are using (i.e. touch vs. mouse), how that affects users, how sticking a 3D overlay on a 2D experience isn’t the way forward and also how 3D is not ...
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