The Muther of All Hackathons! As It Happened

The Muther of all Hackathons was held yesterday and Friday at the Computer History Museum in Mt. View CA. The concept was simple; create a mobile app in 24 hours and compete for prizes. The event was put on by WIP and sponsored by a number of mobile development tool, library and API vendors including appMobi, Sencha, Navteq, deCarta, Immersion, Nuance, Viafo, AppsGeyser, Canappi, rhomobile, Crittercism, BlueRun, neustar, GREE and HP WebOS along with the CTIA and mobile operators AT&T, Verizon … Continue reading

My Wild Weekend At Nokia UnFenced – Mobile Bloggers As Cowboys

This past weekend Nokia invited me and 19 other mobile bloggers to Las Vegas for a mysterious event. The invite was a bit vague saying, “We’ll be putting the latest, currently available, Nokia devices to the test in the wild west, (also known as Las Vegas) and we want you to join us!” so I didn’t really know what to expect.  “Currently available” devices indicated to me that we wouldn’t be seeing anything new. But I had hopes that maybe … Continue reading

Free Passes For The Muther! of All Hackathons

WIP, the Wireless Industry Partnership, is holding an event modestly labeled “The Muther! of All Hackathons + DevCon” on Friday, June 24 through Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA. The DevCon portion of the event runs on both days and will include presentations, UnPanels and beginner and master mobile app development classes. The Hackthon will give developers a chance to work individually or in teams to create something cool and compete for prizes in … Continue reading

Google I/O – Music, Movies and Ice Cream Sandwich

I wasn’t able to get into Google I/O this year. I wasn’t the only one, the two day developer event in San Francisco, which is limited to 5000 attendees in San Francisco, sold out in 59 minutes. In response to the enormous demand, Google set up over 110 free Google I/O Extended live viewing parties around the world where the keynotes and selected sessions are shown on the big screen. At the I/O keynote Vic Gundotra announced that the I/O … Continue reading

Opera Launches Appcelerate Program For Mobile App Developers

Yesterday at APPNATION Opera Software announced the availability of Appcelerate, a program intended to help with the discovery, distribution and monitization of mobile apps. Appcelerate lets developers place their apps in the Opera Mobile Store, a web based app store at that works in all browsers. The Opera Mobile Store is a featured Speed Dial link on the start page in Opera Mini, the world most popular mobile browser with over 100,000 users. The Opera Mobile Store is available … Continue reading

APPNATION: MeeGo Offers Developers Tools, Support and A Tablet

I attended an Intel AppUp Application Lab at APPNATION in San Francisco today.  The two hour event was targeted at current and potential MeeGo app developers. At the end of the presentation Intel gave every attendee with an Intel Atom powered ExoPC Slate tablet capable of running MeeGo or Windows. AppUp Scott Crabtree from Intel developer relations introduced AppUp which is Intel’s app store. Scott pitched  AppUp as a ground floor opportunity for developers who missed getting in on the iPhone … Continue reading

Looking Forward to APPNATION Tomorrow in San Francisco

I’ll be attending and covering the APPNATION Conference and Developer Exposition at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco tomorrow and Thursday, April 27-28. APPNATION is shapping up to be a major event with keynotes by Digital Chocolate CEO Trip Hawkins and Google Director for Mobile Jason Spero.  Other well known speakers include Noah Kravitz, TechnoBuffalo; Raj Singh, SRI; Mike Rowehl, Churn Labs; Tim Bajarin, Creative Strategies; Carlo Longino, WIP and Patrick Mork, GetJar (full speaker list). I’m expecting to see some … Continue reading

Free Passes For Qualcomm’s Uplinq

Qualcomm has given me ten free passes valued at $375 for Uplinq, their annual conference for mobile developers, publishers, device manufacturers and operators. I’m giving the passes away to WapReview readers on a first come, first served basis.  Read on to find out how to get yours. Uplinq sessions focus on Brew MP and Android app development and on ways device manufacturers, operators and system integrators can enhance their offerings using Qualcomm’s products, tools and services.  There will also be … Continue reading