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Apps that changed the world: Twitter

In our series in apps that changed the world, perhaps the most obvious candidates are social media sites and apps such as Facebook and Twitter. Twitter has arguably had more of an impact on the way we use our mobiles, and reporting and influence on world events, so without further ado here’s a brief rundown of […]

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Opinion

Blowing the whistle on Twitter at SXSW

I’m delighted to publish this op-ed piece from Brendon Craigie, Hotwire Group CEO. Brendon was on site at SWXW (the lucky man, I’ve never made it yet!) and I asked him to summarise his experience from a social standpoint. Over to Brendon. – – – – – Each year thousands of people descend on Austin, […]

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Operators

Operators, it’s time for 24/7 Twitter service please

I took the above Instagr.am photo the other day when I was in Baltimore waiting to hop on a plane back to London. I obviously arsed around selecting all manner of different silly filters before deciding the one above was most appropriate. Why, I don’t know. That’s instagr.am for you. I snapped the photo as […]

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Applications Opinion Services

Uplinq: David O’Neill of Viafo and the Interactivity of Apps

David O’Neill, CEO of Viafo, talks to us about improving the interactivity of Apps. Viafo deals with adding interactivity and functionality to Apps manageable from The Cloud. The standardised set of APIs handles sharing, checking in, commenting, liking and following. More from David:

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News Opinion

Follow-up: Silly Twitter competitions by mobile companies

Yesterday, I was distinctly unimpressed at witnessing how Motorola were executing their social media competition and posted this note as a result: Is giving a prize to celebrate follower numbers really silly? In the post, I wondered what noted social media expert James Whatley made of it. James is Engagement Strategy Director for 1000heads. He […]

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Opinion

Is giving a prize to celebrate follower numbers really silly?

I’ve got a social media question for you this evening. Have a read of this tweet from MotoMobile: We’re nearing the 20,000 follower mark! To thank you for your support, we’re giving a Moto device to our 20,000th follower! Now the chaps behind the Moto twitter service are really smart. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying what […]

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News

A quick overview of Devnest #7 last night

Last night I headed over to the Sun Microsystems Customer Briefing Centre on King William Street, just down the road from the Bank of England, to the Twitter Developer event, Devnest. This was the 7th incarnation. As I walked along King William Street I looked in the window and by chance saw a rather vacant […]

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News

I’m speaking at Devnest #7 this evening in London – come along

I was invited to speak at the Twitter Developer Nest event tonight by Angus Fox, one of the organisers. He asked if I’d be willing to do a ‘state of the nation’ mobile applications presentation, but customise it to the audience of (desktopish) developers potentially interested in going mobile. “Bring it on!” I said. So […]

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News Opinion

Vodafone’s ‘App Store’: Mobile developers respond

I just published Vodafone’s news regarding their ‘app store’ initiative — and I’m already getting questions and reaction in from developers. Here are some quotes right off the press from some mobile developers.

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Applications Devices News

Vodafone’s write-once run-anywhere ‘app store’ for 289m customers

I’ve been hearing lots about Vodafone in recent weeks and I’m delighted to write that their new initiative is now publicly en-route.

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Applications News

Mobile Developer TV is heading to Paris

We haven’t launched officially yet (where ‘official’ = deciding on a logo, implementing the theme) but the diary is already choc-a-bloc here at Mobile Developer TV. We’re putting on an event this month in Paris, France. I’ll have more details soon — but I can say that the event will be in the last week of this month and it’s set to feature some of the hottest mobile developers in France

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The new Mobile Developer TV logo is coming soon

I’ve had a few people ask me why I’ve kept Mobile Developer TV with the default run-of-the-mill Wordpress theme at the moment. The answer is simple — I’m still working out the design