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9 questions for RIM’s Sanyu Kiruluta, EMEA developer team lead

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Sanyu Kiruluta quite often. She oversees the BlackBerry Developer Relations team in EMEA for RIM. Sanyu and the team recently held a developer day in London that I unfortunately wasn’t able to get to. So I asked if I could fire some questions for Sanyu at a later date […]

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Applications

Tamoggemon release first Qt-based Symbian game, JezzBall

I had a note in from Tam Hanna of mobile developers, Tamoggemon, to tell me they’ve launched their first ever Qt-based Symbian game. This is one to remember — the first ever Qt-based game release that I’ve been sent. I hope it’ll be one of many. The game is called BallZ and its a port […]

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Operators

Why Mobile Developer Outreach Programmes Are Not Working

Have a read of this post by Mike Rowehl on the subject (“ Why Mobile Developer Programs Aren’t Working “). Mike knows a thing or two about mobile developers being one himself. His post is critical reading for anyone involved in mobile developer outreach. Mike points out that: You can’t have marketing people talking to […]

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News

Marketplace: BlackBerry Developer required for imminent UK project

Sam at We Are Feral, the London-based digital design collective is on the hunt for a BlackBerry developer. If you’re available right-away, talk to him. He’s sam at weareferal.co.uk. Their website doesn’t seem to be working at the moment but I’m sure his email is operational. (via MoMoLondon)

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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

Help: Creating and presenting RADAR (Spider) graphics on iPhone

I saw this marketplace enquiry from Jim Ward on MomoLondon’s forum and thought it might be useful for some readers. Can anyone help? If so, drop me a note (ewan@mobileindustryreview.com) and I’ll forward your enquiry directly to Jim. Hi Does anyone have any expertise on this? I am looking to have a Performance Management App […]

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News

MIR Developer Networking Events in London & Paris

That’s right! I’ve been on to DeviceAnywhere and asked if they’d agree to cover the cost of producing a Mobile Industry Review mobile developer networking event both in London and in Paris. Based on good response we’ll aim to do this as part of our European Tour and take the events to other cities across […]

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LG Mobile Developer Network: Look how complicated this is!

Yup, you read that right. YES there is an LG Mobile Developer Network. Finally. Excellent. Unfortunately it is stuck in the year 1997. Yes indeed! If you’d like to get your application on to LG handsets, it’s as simple as: 1. Spend AGES writing a sodding proposal. (Ok so it’s only two pages…) 2. Formally […]

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Applications

Just how rubbish is Blackberry’s Developer Programme?

Have a read of this comment posted on today’s article about the 400,000 downloads of the MySpace for Blackberry application. If you thought the Blackberry Developer’s Programme was a bit… rubbish, congratulations. You appear to have been correct: When we launched Palringo on the Blackberry in May, we saw an equally impressive increase in downloads. […]

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Services

AQL launches developer competition – £3,000 up for grabs

Voice and messaging provider, AQL, are staging a developer competition to both celebrate their 10th anniversary and to stimulate development across the industry. Always good news. Dr Adam Beaumont, top chap at AQL, comments: We’re seeing a host of applications crop up start to use our interfaces, from twitter-like applications and facebook plug-ins through to […]

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News

Video: Mark Tynan of ShopQwik

I’m delighted to bring you the first in the DeviceAnywhere Developer Roadshow series. You can find background on the roadshow here. Our first featured developer is Mark Tynan of mobile travel experts, ShopQwik. The application is nothing short of a piece of genius and allows you to book a flight and/or hotel, anywhere on the […]

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News

Get me a flight to New York, stat!

I’ve just spent an hour or so pointing a camera in the face of a very patient and highly animated Mark Tynan, founder of mobile travel geniuses, ShopQwik. With their service, you can book a flight or a hotel, anywhere in the world, in 60 seconds, from your handset. I was interviewing Mark for the […]