Sprint’s M2M Focus A Hit With Developers and Business

I spent the last few days at Sprint’s Open Solutions Conference and came away impressed with the way the wireless operator is working with developers and entrepreneurs who are building machine-to-machine (M2M) services on top of the Sprint network. M2M refers to automated data communication between devices. M2M devices typically aren’t phones.  Well know examples include the connected Kindle and “smart” power meters, but there are hundreds of other ways M2M is being used to in business, technology and for fun hacks. I spoke … Continue reading

Sprint Developer Conference – M2M and Meego

I’m at Sprint’s Developer Conference in Santa Clara today. I’m surprised at how large it is. There are 1500 registered attendees and at least half of the (typically morning adverse developers) showed up for the 9:30 AM opening keynote. Sprint is only the third largest US operator, serving 50 million customers or about 17% of total US mobile users and around 1% of the world’s phones. So why did 1500 mobile developers show up for a relatively minor operator’s event, … Continue reading