Leading Android developers, Google Android representatives, handset manufacturers and operators will be appearing on Apps World’s ‘Droid World’ stage this year, delivering valuable developer advice and ideas covering design, build, architecture, interface and monetisation issues. The open-source nature of the Android platform has led it to become the most popular platform in the world with 51.6% of market share in December 2011.
Taking place as part of Apps World on 2-3 October at Earl’s Court 2, the Droid World workshops will see some of the industry’s most successful developers shed light on their creative, technical and business processes in open, interactive workshops where attendees will be encouraged to suggest discussion topics, debate and collaborate. Find out more about the workshops here
Of all the questions associated with app development, the most popular, most obvious one has to be, “how do I make it pay?”Amazon recently took steps to address its reputation with cash conscious developers, making an interesting move of launching an in-app payment system that analysts believe will resonate with users.
But how does it compare to in-app purchase functionality from the other leading app stores? Could Amazon’s late-comer pose a serious challenge to the established market leaders? (more…)
The rise of the enterprise app store and in general mobile application management are creating opportunities for companies to mobilize their workforce. Recent reports have indicated that the global mobile apps market is expected to be worth $25billion by 2015, so how are businesses going to capitalise on the mobile revolution?
Enterprise app stores are allowing companies to control employee interactions by managing the apps they install on workplace devices. According to the GigaOM Pro Survey “The Future of Workplaces” 38% of businesses are now using mobile phones, and 43% of businesses plan to better incorporate mobile into their work practises in the future.
You know a technology has really arrived when it has its own conference, so it’s no surprise to see that there’s a conference dedicated to apps today. Apps World takes place at London’s Olympia on 29-30 November, and is accompanied by a free exhibition. On the exhibition floor, there’s a program of sessions, including one from Intel that will reveal how you can make money selling your HTML5 apps.
HTML5 is the latest version of the language that is used to create websites, but it offers such rich options for animation, video and interaction, that it’s increasingly being used to create app experiences. The Intel AppUp developer program is now accepting HTML5 apps, to be sold through the Intel AppUp center, which underlines app stores including the Dixons KnowHow Centre. There’s also a developer challenge running with the best app in each of five categories receiving an Ultrabook, so now is the perfect time to start making HTML5 apps.
The free Intel workshop at Apps World will show you how you can turn your HTML5 code into an app using the Intel AppUp Encapsulator, and how you can submit it to the store. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions, so it’s the perfect opportunity to kick start your future in HTML5 app creation.
Register for your free exhibition pass to get access to this application lab now!
From app developers to product strategists, the pendulum swings widely on whether engaging consumers via their mobile device should be a mobile web or native app experience. Ultimately, when it comes to consumer facing products the decision does need to be based on the most effective way to connect your consumers to your product and to understand where the market is – because that is where the consumer will be found. (more…)
Layar the world’s leading mobile augmented reality platform is exhibiting at Apps World next week. You can come along to stand 81a to meet Layar and hear about the largest content catalogue with more than 3,000 layers.
The app aims to bring impactful augmented reality experiences into people’s everyday lives and was named as a 2011 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and received a Meffy Mobile Entertainment Award in 2010 for Technology Innovation. Layar recently worked with Linda magazine to add additional content in the form of digital buttons to over 50 pages in the magazine, which could then be revealed using a smartphone. The content included unique backstage video footage of the cover shoot, one click to sites selling the fashion featured in the articles, and book test drives for the advertised cars. Check out the video with Linda here. (more…)
This year’s networking drinks will be taking place at The Old Firestation in Hammersmith after the first day of Apps World at 7:30pm on the 29th November.
Formerly Hammersmith’s busy Fire Station, the amazingly unique space has been transformed perfectly into a lounge bar, dining room and conservatory with adjoining courtyard providing the perfect environment for some chilled networking after an action packed day!
The networking drinks will be free to attend for all sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and paid delegates and will run until late with complimentary drinks on arrival.
Interested In Perusing And Digesting App & technology books? Meet Wiley exhibiting at #AppsWorld Europe!
We are pleased to welcome Wiley to Apps World Europe – this year Wiley will be bringing along some of the top Mobile App books currently available – this will be a great opportunity to get yourself a great book, grab a coffee and chill out in the networking area in the exhibition.
For over 200 years Wiley has been one of the most trusted and valued sources of information and understanding. Wiley’s breadth of brands and imprints (For Dummies®, Bible, Wrox, Sybex and Visual, to name a few) makes it one of the UK’s top technology publishers, with a strong reputation for top-quality authors. (more…)
While we haven’t really yet seen the TV Apps trend take off into the stratosphere like we’ve been expecting, there’s little doubt in the industry that when connected TV hits the mainstream, it’s going to usher in a seismic industry shakeup.
At Apps World Europe at London Olympia on 29-30 November, we’re dedicating a whole day’s conference track to the subject of TV apps, answering key burning questions, including where is the industry headed; who’s driving growth; what does it mean for developers, broadcasters, operators and marketers; and who will be left holding all the cards when the dust finally settles? (more…)