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2008 MEX (mobile user experience) Design Competition announced

MEX Design Competition

Time to unleash your creativity and a product, service, platform or concept which will delight users and enhance the mobile experience. 🙂 The 2008 MEX Design Competition is announced.

What is MEX
The MEX Design Competition challenges the world’s most talented designers, engineers and visionaries to unleash their creativity and show us a product, service, platform or concept which will delight their target users and enhance the mobile experience.

Deadline: for entries is 23:00 GMT, Friday, 2nd May 2008.

The contest comprises a simple, two-part challenge
1. Describe your target mobile user
Tell us who they are, how they spend their days, what they love and what they hate. It can be a real person or someone you’ve imagined, but we want to know what makes them unique.

2. Describe your product, design, service or idea
Create a PDF file which combines illustrations, screenshots and annotations to explain how your solution would improve the mobile user experience for your target user. Our panel of expert judges will be relying on the information in this PDF to review your entry, so we encourage you to make it as creative, graphical and detailed as possible.

Read here for details

vivek

MobileMonday Tokyo 2008 Peer Awards Competition includes Flash lite too

MobileMonday Tokyo 2008 Peer Awards Competition

Mobikyo Announces the MobileMonday Tokyo 2008 Peer Awards Competition. Candidate companies must fall into one of three categories

– Start-ups: Recently founded with early-stage financing
– Emerging: Operating between Series A & B funding
– Academic: Students in an accredited University program

There is no restriction on the business model, platform or market segment. Whether you have a content, service or application, targeted at B2B or B2C customers and/or running on Java, Brew, Symbian or Flash, you can submit (note, with respect to going global, presentations must be made in English).

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vivek

Adobe Idea Share: an upcoming event in Bangalore, India

adobe idea share

I just got this email about Adobe Idea Share event which is going to happen in Bangalore, India
Honestly as from email its not clear what this event is all about. But it has 2 different sessions as below.

Abobe Creative Suite 3 – Design Premium Session (9:30 AM onwards)
Abobe Creative Suite 3 – Web Premium Session (3:00 PM onwards)

Date: 26th Feb, 2008
Place: Chancery Pavilion, No. 135, Residency Road, Bangalore, India

Registeration :Send your Name, Mobile Number, Company, Designation, Official E-mail Id clearly mentioning the session you want to attend (Design Premium or Web Premium) to adobe@endtoend.in or fax your details to 080-25213656

You can also call at 080-25219656

I will be there, buzz me lets have a meet and to know what this event is all about?

vivek

Mobile World Congress: Global Mobile World Awards 2008 announced

Global Mobile World Awards 2008

Mobile World Congress 2008 is over and the winners of the Global Mobile World Awards 2008 have been announced.

The winners for 2008 in different categories are:
Best Mobile Game
– Cellufun: Call of the Pharaoh, Glu Mobile: My Hangman
Best Mobile Music Service
– Omnifone: MusicStation
Best Mobile Video Service
– mywaves: mywaves
Best Mobile Social Networking Service
– BuzzCity: myGamma.com
Best Mobile Infotainment Portal for News/entertainment
– Yahoo! Connected Life: Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0
Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service
– Microsoft: Windows Mobile 6
Best Mobile Messaging Service
– Seven: System Seven 7.0
The GSMA Chairman’s Award
– Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder, Chairman & Group CEO Bharti Enterprise
Best Mobile Handset or Device
– SonyEricsson: W910 Walkman Phone, 3UK: 3 Skypephone – Highly Commended
Best Broadcast Commercial
– Safaricom: M-PESA ‘Send Money Home’ campaign
Best Mobile Advertising
– Crossmedia Avenue: AMF Pension – the MMS campaign
Best Use of Mobile for Social & Economic Development
– Grameenphone: CellBazaar
Best Network Quality Initiative
– RAD Data Communications: LA-130 Cell Gateway – Cost-Effective HSPA Backhaul
Best Service Delivery Platform
– Aepona: Aepona Telecom Web Services Platform
Best Billing and Customer Solution
– Bharti Airtel: mChek on Airtel – Mobile Payments Service
Best Roaming Product or Service
– Syniverse Technologies: Syniverse Datanet

Congratulations to all the winners!

vivek

initRIA – The Rich Internet Applications developer conference at Bangalore, India

initRIA – The Rich Internet Applications developer conference at Bangalore, India

initRIA is a day long developer conference of Rich Internet Applications enthusiasts organized by the Bangalore Flex User Group. This is the first conference dedicated to Rich Internet Applications in India. Very exciting 🙂 and seems to be great event as i talk with Mrinal Wadhwa . And happy to design the logo of initRIA 🙂 .

Event details:
When: 16th December, 8.30 am onwards

Venue:
HoneyWell Technology Solutions (opposite IIM Bangalore)
151/1, Doraisanipalya, Bannerghatta Road,
Bangalore 560076

What topics can be talked about?
The talks can be about any RIA technology AJAX, Flex, AIR, Silverlight, JavaFx or others. We are hoping to get a good mix of talks on different technologies. The nature of the talks has to technical in nature this is not a marketing event so no marketing mumbo jumbo please.

Register at earliest and keep in touch with the initRIA website and if you have any questions feel free to mail at organizers@initria.org

vivek