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Driving innovations in the mobile apps space

Posted by qmahmoud on June 8, 2007 at 9:04 AM PDT

While at JavaOne 2007, I attended a session on how Java ME developers can work with carriers -- with representatives from Spring, Orange, AT&T, and China Mobile. It is clear that service providers are under pressure to offer more compelling mobile applications to their customers. I believe that students will play a key role in driving innovations in the mobile apps space, and I am pleased to see that Vodafone Betavine is sponsoring a set of student competitions for innovative mobile applications, spanning the areas of social networking, entertainment, office, and future social planning. The first prize is £5000 (approx. US$9,950). The submission deadline is September 30, 2007. To learn more about the Vodafone Betavine Student Competitions, please see: http://www.vodafonebetavine.net/web/guest/projects/students.

Speaking of student competitions, back in April I ran the Greenfoot’ Greeps competition at the University of Guelph-Humber. The students find it exciting. The results of the competition are available here: http://www.cis.uoguelph.ca/~qmahmoud/greeps.

I am always looking for sponsors for similar events. Q.

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