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Devices

Fuffr: You *need* to see this –> Interact with your phone using the surface around it

Right stop everything and have a look at this website: www.fuffr.com. This startup has developed an iPhone cover that enables you to control your phone using the surface around your phone. Oh yes. It’s like a huge multi-touch extension to your iPhone screen. They’ve got a great demo video that auto-plays on their website front-page […]

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Applications Devices

Exclusive sit-down Q&A with BlackBerry’s Alec Saunders

I sat down this morning with Alec Saunders, BlackBerry’s top developer relations chap, to find out more about him and his approach to growing the company’s application ecosystem. My questions are in bold. Hello Alec! Give us a quick overview of your previous career before BlackBerry? Set the scene for us. I was a Waterloo […]

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Devices

Exclusive: Ubuntu’s Mark Shuttleworth on their mobile platform’s developer potential

Continuing our exclusive video interview series with Ubuntu’s founder, Mark Shuttleworth, I quickly got on to the topic of the app economy and mobile developers. This is typically a touchy subject for anyone launching a new mobile platform — but not so with Ubuntu Mobile, as Mark explains…

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Opinion

Have you watched the WWDC keynote?

I recommend taking a bit of time out of your schedule shortly to watch Apple’s latest WWDC keynote that took place yesterday. I have to say that the first video Tim Cook showed was particularly smart and rather emotional — classic Apple marketing and, actually, a good opportunity to take stock. They really are good […]

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News

AT&T’s Foundry launches AT&T Messages: Voicemail/mms/sms/missed calls in a single app & portal

I’m pleased it’s not just me banging on about innovation. It’s nice to see some companies in the industry actually doing a bit of good thinking. A little while ago I wrote a post on one of my pet subjects, Operator Innovation. I decried the total lack of innovation in messaging. I was particularly annoyed […]

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Applications Opinion

Microsoft hasn’t lost a moment capitalising on HP/WebOS

Pradeep over at wmpoweruser.com has published an email that is being sent out to the (apparent) legions of developers jumping ship from WebOS to Windows. The email is from Brandon Watson, top man at Microsoft’s Windows Phone developer relations. You have to hand it to Microsoft: They really do know what they’re doing when it […]

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Applications Devices

Anyone fancy the deal to build 300 apps for Nokia?

I’m sure there’s a lot of executives reading who wouldn’t mind the contract to build 300 apps for Nokia. Alas the opportunity has been snapped up by Canadian firm, Polar Mobile. Congratulations chaps. The focus for Polar is obviously Windows Phone — and this news demonstrates Nokia isn’t hanging around. Microsoft has already made good […]

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Applications Opinion

The patent panic hitting the App Store developers

This is one of those frustrating news items that has the propensity to wind-up everybody and generate a heck of a lot of bad publicity for the key protagonist waving his patents. Charles Arthur over at The Guardian reports that some enterprising software patent owners have decided to have-a-go at mobile application developers that they […]

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Opinion

BlueVia: “Helping developers run at internet speed”

Continuing our BlueVia Introduction series, their top man, Jose Valles, is back — but this time in English! (I hope you enjoyed Jose’s brief Spanish video from Monday). I asked Jose if he could give me an example of how BlueVia works with developers. He jumped straight into an answer so I’ve edited the video […]

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Applications Devices Operators Services

An introduction to TaxiStop by their CEO Gideon Clifton

I was very interested to meet with Gideon Clifton, CEO at upcoming taxi-bookings service, TaxiStop. Gideon was at the BlueVia-Microsoft event to talk about the how TaxiStop is leveraging a plethora of Microsoft and BlueVia technologies to deliver its new service. I’m rather excited at the prospect of using TaxiStop to book my taxi journeys […]

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News

Meffys Awards 2011 – get your entry in!

Right then, thinking caps on and creative brains in gear! The Meffys Awards are now open for entry. The categories span the entire mobile content & commerce ecosystem so there’s sure to be one for your product or service. If you’re proud of what your team has achieved this year, get some recognition with a […]

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Services

BlueVia’s Head of Product, Ruben Mellado

In the fourth episode of our BlueVia Introduction series (kindly supported by BlueVia) we meet Ruben Mellado. Ruben is BlueVia’s Head of Product and Technology and therefore is well placed to give us a bit more of a technical overview of the available APIs. Have a watch! For more information on BlueVia, Telefonica’s developer programme, […]