The webinos launch day now – list of demos

 

I posted about the webinos launch platform evaluation phase below.

Here is a list of demos (based on webapps)

- NFC shopping demo
- WebGL based gaming demo
- Heart Rate Monitor demo
- Vehicle demo
- Webinos Enabled Tweeting demo
- Slide n Share -TV
- Machine2 Machine
I am most involved in the Machine to Machine demos. We demonstrate a webinos enabled smart city/smart meter prototype

 

The webinos launch day now has a detailed agenda

What is webinos: webinos is an Open Source platform for running web applications across devices supported by major industrial and academic partners

You are cordially invited to webinos official launch day for its Platform evaluation Release on 19th June 2012, to be held at IBBT Offices in Ghent Belgium.

Why Attend
This is your opportunity to:

  • See the webinos platform running on
    • PC (Windows, Mac and Linux)
    • In car automotive platforms
    • TVs and home media systems
    • Mobile devices and tablets
    • Machine2Machine deployments  - see webinos running on Arduino
  • Get Hands on experience of code base – make an appointment for 1:1 getting started tuition
  • Listen to industry experts introduce the technology
  • See Live Application by Deutsche Telekom, Sony, Telecom Italia, BMW, Samsung Telefonica and other webinos members
Who should attend 

Technologist and Strategists interested in Web and OS technologies

People interested in Converged and Cross Device Applications
TV, Vehicle and Telecommunication Industries

Position papers invited

We are inviting position papers from interested 3rd parties. This is your opportunity to engage and help shape the future of webinos. We are particularly interested in:

  • Technical feedback on the usability of the platform
  • Recommendations of new devices and New Operating Systems and new devices to port to
  • Discussion on Application ecosystems and the opportunities and Challenges of Cross device AppStore, Cross Device Analytics and Cross Device Advertising
  • Offers of open source code contributions

·Agenda

 

09:30 10:00 Coffee and Networking
10:00 10:30 Introduction to webinos
Stephan Steglich, Fraunhofer FOKUS
George Voulgaris, Visionmobile
10:30 11:15 webinos Architecture 101
Dave Ragget, W3C
John Lyle, University of Oxford
Claes Nilsson, Sony
Christian Fuhrhop, Fraunhofer FOKUS
Nick Allott, Impleo
11:15 11:30 Coffee
11:30 13:00 Application and Device Demonstrations
Applications running on Cars, Mobile, TVs, PCs and M2M devices will be demonstrated by the webinos partners
13:00 14:00 Working Lunch
Get hands on experience on the platform
14:00 15:00 External Position Papers
An Opportunity for external parties to  present position papers and input into webinos developments
15:00 16:00 Panel Session
Chaired: Ajit Jaokar, Futuretext
16:00 17:30 Next Steps
19:00 22:00 Networking Dinner

 

Register: http://webinos.org/launch-day-reg/
Email: [email protected]
Web Details: www.webinos.org
Location: IBBT, Gaston Crommenlaan 8 box 102, 9050 Ghent
Google map link: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=213215863446971598755.0004bd8f8dff392265f4f

 

Open Invite, Free attendance.  Limited spaces available

Email [email protected] to secure your place

or Register on http://webinos.org/launch-day-re

 

Mobile Breakfast Series – London – 6/29

 

Our friend Chetan Sharma is bringing his US renowned Mobile Breakfast series to London. Here are the details. As usual, it should be a great event with insights from Chetan and others

Mobile Breakfast Series

June 29th, 2012

Venue: Wayra, Telefonica. Shropshire House, 11-20 Capper Street, London, WC1E 6JA

Registration: Mobile Breakfast Series

Operators and OTT: The way forward

Operator traditional revenue streams are under threat esp. voice and messaging. Access margins will continue to stay under pressure. OTT players are coming in fast and furious and it is not just the big ones like Google but also players like Whatsapp, Voxer, Viber and others. How do operators play in the new landscape – lessen the decline of their traditional revenues while investing in new areas that improve their overall margins and revenues. Do they play the role of an enabler, a utility player, or become the OTT player themselves? In a software-driven world, how do they stay nimble? On the flip side, what are some things that operators can provide to the OTT players that make them successful, take them to the market quickly and maintain a long-term healthy and mutually-beneficial partnership? Operators still generate 70% of the global mobile industry revenues, so they are an important part of the chain but how do they ensure they have an equally relevant share in the profits. The panel will discuss how operators and OTT players think about the challenges and the opportunities, the competition and the coopetition.

Frank Meehan, Horizons Ventures

Frank Meehan is part of the successful Horizons VC team, representing Mr Li Ka-Shing’s private investments. Horizons was an early investor in Skype and holds investments in Facebook, Spotify, Second Market, Waze, and SIRI before it was sold to Apple. Frank also founded INQ Mobile, a Hutchison Whampoa venture which won best handset at MWC 2009, and he is currently on the boards of Trapit, Tripboard, Tout, Summly, Magisto and the TOM Group.

James Finn, Director, Product Design, Telefonica Digital

James Finn currently works at the newly formed Telefonica Digital as the Director of Communication Product Design after a string of internal roles at Telefonica including Chief Fire Stoker @ The Lab, GM of Jajah for Europe and New Business Development at O2 UK. During this time he has launched several products within the Telefonica Footprint such as International Favourites (O2 UK), Global Friends (O2 DE), Social Call, Virtual International Numbers (Telefonica Spain), Calling Card App (O2 UK) and O2 Connect (Telefonica Digital). Previous to O2 he has worked for a number of startups such as RingRing Media (Acquired by Amobee), Thumbplay (Acquired by ClearChannel), Zingy (Acquired by For-Side) and also spent a time at Ericsson running global sales for the Napster Mobile Product.

Andreas Bernstrröm, CEO, Rebtel

Andreas has overall responsibility for company strategy and direction. Andreas works to ensure that the business runs smoothly now and in the future.  Prior to Rebtel, Andreas has been COO of Taptu and of TradeDoubler, where he was responsible for 600+ employees and more than $500 million in revenues  Prior to that Andreas spent three years at Goldman Sachs.

Patrice Slupowski, VP, Digital Innovation, Orange FT Group.

Patrice Slupowski, VP Digital Innovation, is heading NExT.com, the innovation team of the NAC Division of the Orange FT group. The team runs projects on mobile, PC, TV and tablets like Orange actu revue, TVcheck,  Newsblend with a strong involvement on social networks, recommendation, social TV or personal data agregation. He started in ticketing then development then founded Waptoo in 1999, (mobile services & QA) and sold the company to Lagardere in 2004. Patrice is a graduate in Information Science and Technology from Paris-Dauphine.

Chetan Sharma, President, Chetan Sharma Consulting (moderator)

Chetan Sharma is President of Chetan Sharma Consulting and is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. Executives from wireless companies around the world seek his accurate predictions, independent insights, and actionable recommendations. He has served as an advisor to senior executive management of several Fortune 100 companies in the wireless space and is probably the only industry strategist who has advised each of the top 6 global mobile data operators. Chetan is the author or co-author or editor of seven best-selling books on mobile and over 100 articles/papers related to mobile.

 

Open apps for governments ..

Next week, I am attending the Digital Agenda Assembly in Brussels

This year, the DAA has a vibrant social presence including a platform for the Digital Agenda Assembly (also you can follow the discussion on twitter under the #DAA12 hashtag

The platform allows you to network with others and to track policy issues of relevance at DAA.

One of the most interesting ideas I have seen at the DAA (on the platform) is from the Basque governement

The Basque govt CIO Serafin Olcaz posted on the DAA forum plans to publish or release  Open Applications (Open Apps) into Public Domain  following Open Data mechanisms.

This idea of the Basque govt sharing software has been covered before in the EU and also on the FSF blog - common sense in the Basque country

Why is it interesting?

1) Currently, there is a dichotomy when it comes to governments and software i.e. the options of open source v.s. non open source software. This discussion is generally from the standpoint of the providers but not the governments. However, this idea option offers a third alternative. My personal view is govts should not mandate one way or the other .. but this is an interesting third alternative ie govts creating apps (for the lack of a better word) and releasing them as open source for reuse by OTHER governments.

2)   Think of it like a modular ERP by governments and for governments (not the best analogy but it will suffice for this) where governments release apps for reuse by other governments. The word ‘apps’ is also not the most appropriate – but it conveys the meaning

3)  The idea of releasing open data and open source together is also good. Many governments release open data for the wrong reasons – ie they hope that by releasing open data – developers will create free applications for them. This idea is flawed because good developers have better things to do which make them more money (like iphone apps). So, the idea of releasing software and data under a single open source licence has merit especially when reused by other governments.

The recession is an opportunity exactly for this kind of collaborative innovation

I shall watch this space with interest! This will not happen immediately but could happen over the span of the next few years.

Update: A blog about this (in spanish but auto-english translation below) - Open Apps in the Assembly of the European Digital Agenda 2012

Earlier this year was held in Granada, the Open Source World Conference ( OSWC 2,012 ) and she had the opportunity to present the three main pillars or ways to improve efficiency in the information technology developments that are made ​​for the administration of the Basque Government :

  1. Reuse of components,
  2. release of source code and
  3. efficient management of assets;

As we review later in this blog Public Innovation Plan ( PIP) . Something that is not surprising since the thirteenth strategic line of PIP addresses the Technological Innovation and one of its major projects is about the Open Standards Promotion and particularly the release of applications. It is within this framework that fits the draft decree is pending in the Basque Government for the opening or making available to the public and the reuse of public sector applications of the Autonomous Community of Euskadi a reality.

To complement this initiative developed the concept of Open Apps: Open Source released as Open Data, whose first steps also introduce a first in the blog Public Innovation Plan ( PIP ) , before taking them to the Sectoral Commission on Electronic Administration on 22 May, where this approach and the draft decree were very well received both by the Autonomous Communities and by the Ministry of Finance and Public Administration. So much so that it has begun internal processing to be part of a Royal Decree from the Basque Government project, which will greatly facilitate the adoption of the proposed measures for opening and re-use of computer applications in public sector whole kingdom of Spain.

Finally, we should add that these days we are discussing openly in the forum of the Assembly of the European Digital Agenda , whose face meetings will be held in Brussels on 21 and 22 next June, how to articulate the publication of Open Apps using the mechanisms been used for Open Data, taking advantage of the widespread interest in that they harmonize or standardize. The potential impact of this small step is better perceived if we consider that the conclusions of that forum will contribute to the revision of the European Digital Agenda planned for October 2012. Perhaps, if we continue in this direction, openness and reuse of software applications in the public sector we are now promoting the Basque Country and Spain ends generalized in Europe someday.

 

webinos official launch day for its Platform evaluation Release on 19th June 2012

 

The webinos launch day now has a detailed agenda

What is webinos: webinos is an Open Source platform for running web applications across devices supported by major industrial and academic partners

You are cordially invited to webinos official launch day for its Platform evaluation Release on 19th June 2012, to be held at IBBT Offices in Ghent Belgium.

Why Attend
This is your opportunity to:

  • See the webinos platform running on
    • PC (Windows, Mac and Linux)
    • In car automotive platforms
    • TVs and home media systems
    • Mobile devices and tablets
    • Machine2Machine deployments  - see webinos running on Arduino
  • Get Hands on experience of code base – make an appointment for 1:1 getting started tuition
  • Listen to industry experts introduce the technology
  • See Live Application by Deutsche Telekom, Sony, Telecom Italia, BMW, Samsung Telefonica and other webinos members
Who should attend 

Technologist and Strategists interested in Web and OS technologies

People interested in Converged and Cross Device Applications
TV, Vehicle and Telecommunication Industries

Position papers invited

We are inviting position papers from interested 3rd parties. This is your opportunity to engage and help shape the future of webinos. We are particularly interested in:

  • Technical feedback on the usability of the platform
  • Recommendations of new devices and New Operating Systems and new devices to port to
  • Discussion on Application ecosystems and the opportunities and Challenges of Cross device AppStore, Cross Device Analytics and Cross Device Advertising
  • Offers of open source code contributions

·Agenda

 

09:30 10:00 Coffee and Networking
10:00 10:30 Introduction to webinos
Stephan Steglich, Fraunhofer FOKUS
George Voulgaris, Visionmobile
10:30 11:15 webinos Architecture 101
Dave Ragget, W3C
John Lyle, University of Oxford
Claes Nilsson, Sony
Christian Fuhrhop, Fraunhofer FOKUS
Nick Allott, Impleo
11:15 11:30 Coffee
11:30 13:00 Application and Device Demonstrations
Applications running on Cars, Mobile, TVs, PCs and M2M devices will be demonstrated by the webinos partners
13:00 14:00 Working Lunch
Get hands on experience on the platform
14:00 15:00 External Position Papers
An Opportunity for external parties to  present position papers and input into webinos developments
15:00 16:00 Panel Session
Chaired: Ajit Jaokar, Futuretext
16:00 17:30 Next Steps
19:00 22:00 Networking Dinner

 

Register: http://webinos.org/launch-day-reg/
Email: [email protected]
Web Details: www.webinos.org
Location: IBBT, Gaston Crommenlaan 8 box 102, 9050 Ghent
Google map link: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=213215863446971598755.0004bd8f8dff392265f4f

 

Open Invite, Free attendance.  Limited spaces available

Email [email protected] to secure your place

or Register on http://webinos.org/launch-day-re

 

Facebook v.s. LinkedIn: who do you trust more?

This week saw the hacking of LinkedIn passwords where 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords were leaked and posted online.  Other sites have been hacked before. But LinkedIn is a ‘professional’ site. Practically every professional is on it.

And thus, almost everyone is affected.

But the surprising thing is: Despite getting many marketing emails to upgrade to ‘premium’ versions – I never got an email from LinkedIn itself about the breach.

Nor do I know anyone else who has ..

Now, here is an interesting thought  ..

Let’s compare the supposedly trusted LinkedIn with Facebook.

Facebook is supposed to be social, fun, not ‘commercial’ and by the yardstick of many – not ‘trusted’.

But trust is like insurance .. you only find out how good (or bad) your insurance company is when you have an issue

So, applying this to the online world ..

We all accept that we are entering uncharted waters when it comes to online services, social media and Cloud computing.

We get benefits from them .. we take risks .. we accept some mistakes will be made ..

But to me, trust depends on not the mistake itself – but what happens when a breach occurs

So, here is why I trust Facebook more than LinkedIn

a)      LinkedIn did not send an email of or acknowledge the breach. Contrast that with sites like foursquare and facebook with the Girls around us app –when action was taken immediately to redress the situation.

b)      Slideshare, a site now owned by linkedin, now charges money to find out who downloaded your slides. This is the conceptual equivalent of Google or Facebook charging you for getting access to your own data

This is worth thinking about ..

I remember that when LinkedIn introduced photos on profiles – one enterprise expert sneered saying that ‘photos were the first step to the slippery slope of online dating’ ..

We are still stuck in the post-dotcom mindset – B2B is good – B2C is bad ..

The LinkedIn debacle shows that we should not be so quick to trust business sites at the expense of social sites.

 

 

Layar – the future of Interactive Print

We have covered Layar before on OpenGardens  and layar have an exciting new announcement ..
From their press release:
Layar Creator places the power of interactive print at everyone’s fingertips
Today, Layar launched the Layar Creator, a self-service web application for activating print pages with digital content. By simplifying and demystifying previously complex AR technology, the Layar Creator makes it quick and easy to bring once static pages to life with videos, links and “Buy” buttons that readers can view with their smartphone.

Thus, anyone can upload images or PDFs, drag-and-drop any of a number of digital buttons onto the pages and publish them on the Layar platform. When readers view activated pages with the Layar app, these buttons appear on top of the page.

The Layar creator has:

  • intuitive with drag-and-drop functionality
  • Seamless integration with the publication- With no software to install and no restricting watermarks or QR codes to use, the Layar Creator has very little impact on the workflow of a publication.
  • Cost effective – With pay-as-you-go, bundled pricing and free ad-supported options,


“The market for print is not going away. It’s here to stay,” says Layar CEO Raimo van der Klein. “With the introduction of the Layar Creator and interactive print, we have every reason to be extremely confident in a strong future for print. Today we are joining hands with publishers and moving forward together.”

more on links/videos below

Congrats to Raimo, Claire and team!

Invitation to the next webinos meeting in Ghent

As many of you know, I have been a part of the webinos project – which is doing great things to drive the web forward to multiple domains

In a nutshell, the vision of the webinos project is

webinos envisions web applications running and utilizing resources across a range of connected devices, interacting seamlessly with each other to contribute to the development of the internet and facilitate users with more attractive, innovative and valuable applications

Over the last year and a half, the project has made some great strides and there is a lot to learn from webinos now

The webinos consortium is happy to invite you to our 5th project meeting taking place June 18-22 in Ghent, Belgium on the IBBT campus. All affiliates and webinos friends are welcome to learn more about the recent development in the project in the first 3 days:

  • See our demos on Demo Day – June 19
  • Get all of the facts from our team
  • Discuss issues with our developers
  • Watch presentations and talks on webinos Architecture, Specifications and Implementation

If you’re interested in attending as an affiliate or an observer, contact us for further detailed information.

Address: IBBT, Gaston Crommenlaan 8 box 102, 9050 Gent
Where: IBBT meeting rooms ATARI and BEBOX

The agenda is still ‘work in progress’ but it will be available soon.