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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 ...
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 ...
There is just a month left to enter the Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards and be in with a chance to win a share of a €200,000 prize fund for the best smartphone app to help older people and people with disabilities.
The competition, now in its second year, will close to new entries on Monday, 15 October 2012 and culminate in an award ceremony in early December at which four winners will each be presented with a cheque for €50,000. The four award categories include: social participation; independent living; mobility and wellbeing. Entries should be submitted to ...
Over the coming weeks we’ll be making a number of changes to the Vodafone Apps Publication Platform. These changes will be related to the following:
- A new improved, streamlined publication platform including a new front-end for developers, updates to your reporting, device configuration and front-end user management.
- The introduction of charge to bill in-app billing which introduces new opportunities for you to monetise your apps, including micro transactions and demo versions.
To operationally manage these changes the Publication Platform will be taken offline from 3rd September 2012 until late October 2012. During this period you will be able to ...
Vodafone India has signed up with Vserv.mobi to provide App Monetization to its developer partners.
Vserv.mobi is a leading Global Mobile Ad Network with strong presence in emerging markets. Vserv's pioneering technology AppWrapper powers One Click App Monetisation for 10000+ Apps across Android, WP7 & J2ME platforms. The AppWrapper is the World’s Simplest App Monetization - it enables premium advertising & innovative pricing models on any app, without coding, in just one click.
Dippak Khurana, Co-Founder and CEO, Vserv.mobi said “AppWrapper is a first-of-its-kind platform that enables both - free and paid App Monetisation models in One Click, without ...
Update 12:45 (CET) 17th July 2012 : Service is up and running again.
We are planning scheduled maintenance to our Apps Publishing Platform (http://developer.vodafone.com/upload) and as a result the platform will be taken offline from 10:00 (CET) 17th July 2012. Expected time offline will be a couple of hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thank you for looking to distribute your apps with Vodafone, and for your continued support!
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 ...
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