TweetALondonCab: Cabbies go mobile – what next?

Here is a chance to both show your love for London and use your knowledge of mobile to change a very basic part of living in in this city: getting a cab. This is an area that is ready for some real mobile innovation, cialis and the cabbies themselves are the ones asking for it. Richard Cudlip from TweetALondonCab is coming to Over The Air 2010 to discuss what his group can do next with mobile to make getting home fast, physician safe, transparent, and pleasant. He has helped you to get from A to B physically, now you can help his group to get from A to B in using mobile technology for better service.

Who comes to Over the Air?

Curious who comes to Over the Air? Here is a break-down of job titles from 2009 & 2010:


These are the places that people come from

And these are companies that have been represented at Over the Air in the past:

3 Sheep Ltd, 3G Dating Agency, 3G Doctor, 7Digital, 90:10 Group, a r k h, Abou bekr belkaid University, About Time Group, ABRS , ABS, Adledo, AdMob, Admoda Mobile, Advertising, aemcom, Aerial, AgoraWorX, AKQA, Alchemy, All About Symbian, Amoo Venture Capital Advisory, Androidbloke.co.uk, Anej Mehadzic s.p., Animal Systems, Apadmi, Ape TV, Apple, Apps For Good, Appskraft, Appswork, Architap, Art Public, Artlogic Media Ltd., Assanka, Atlassian, Attic Sound&Music, Autoquake, Avar Enterprises Ltd. Awesome International, BBC, BBC Future Media and Technology, BBC Mobile, BBC News, BBC World Service, BBC Worldwide, BCS Lichfield, Bebo.com, Beyond, Big Orange Software, Binary PR Ltd., Bing, Bizkital Design, Black Phoebe Design & Development, BlaseApps, Bloc Media, Blue Latitude, Boss Level Ltd, Bossa Studios, Brand Regard, Break Through I.T. Ltd, Brighton University, British Waterways Board, BSkyB, BURSON MARSTELLER, Bytemobile, C:insights, Candy Pulse, Canvas8, Capital Partners, Captives Global Ltd, Carbon Hero Ltd, CBSO, Cellcrypt, Cesvin, CETIS, CGB Digital, CGIA Limited, Chemistry Group, Chimera Solutions, Chopstix Media Limited, Cimex Media, circle-d, Cisco Systems, City Unviersity London, CLCH, Cleveratom, Closertag, Cloud9 Interactive, CloudMade, CMG Research Ltd, coANDcoUK.com, Codehouse, Cogapp, College Corp, Collinson Group, Composed Communication, Conjure, Convergis Ltd, COOKTAIL, Cortexica Vision Systems, Cronic Ltd., CrumbBucket, Cryptikware Communications Inc., Cthulhu, cxpartners, D2C, Dancing Icon Studios, Danish Broadcast Corporation, dentist, Department of Computing, Imperial College, Designers Collective, Deutsche Telekom, DevelAngel, Device Anywhere, Dharmafly, Dialogic, Diary.com, Digital Jigsaw, digital nerve, digitas, Distilled Ltd, Distinctive Edge, DMD, dotMobi / MoMo London, Dunedin Capital Partners Ltd, E magazine, e-bloc interactive , easeltv, eBay Inc, eCourier.co.uk, Edentity Ltd, Edinburgh University, Elastik Mobile Ltd, Elementi, Emot.io | ‘Emotalytics’, Endava, Entelliz Limited, Ericsson, Ericsson Research, Ernst and young, Eternal Visionz Ltd, Everything Everywhere, Everything Everywhere / Orange, Evolving Systems,,, Feedzilla, Fifty Sixty Software, FILMOBILE, Firewolf, Fjord, Fleasome Ltd., Flexewebs Ltd., Flirtomatic, FM, FoR, Forum Nokia, Frame of Reference, Frontier Silicon Ltd, FrontlineSMS, Fun Text / Mobispine, Functional Elegance, Futura PR, Slovenia, Future Platforms, Futuresight Mobile, G2way Limited, Garlik Ltd, Geomium, GetItWithMe, gigjunkie.net, GigLocator, gigs4charity, Goldsmiths, Gomogo, Gonzohack Struldbrug, Google, Grapple Mobile, GSM Association, Habanero, Hackney, Hai Media Group, Hedgehog Logic, Help We Need, Herbalife, HG Apps Store, Hickery Associates Ltd., HIIT, Hockeystick, Hodgetastic, Hogarth, Home, Hotwire PR, HSBC, Humanoid Events Ltd, IBM, iBuildStuff, IC, Icicle Lab, IET, IF Communications, igfest / simon games, Ignite London, Imagination Ltd, Imperial College, London, Incisive Media, Independent, Index Ventures, indigo red, Infiniscale, Informa Telecoms & Media, Infosys Consulting, Injoit LTD, InMobi, Insitu, INSITU Mobile Software, Instantview, instinctif, Intel, Intelligent Lime Ltd, Intensify Group, Intercorp Software UK, Into Mobiles, Intohand Ltd, Intomobiles, iosc.NET, iPALS Ltd, IPC Media, iris Digital, Iterex Ltd., ITM, Jack Wills, Jungla, Jungle Candy Software, JUPIX, Kaonashi, Kerb, Kimia, Kiss-Design.biz, Kizoom, KPN Mobile International, lastminute.com labs, latham and watkins, LBHF, LBi, Le Catalyst, Lean Agile Machine, Learning Technology Research Institute, Lee-Cann Creative, Liberte Studio, Limitless Learning Ltd, LiMo Foundation, Limov, Liquidbit Ltd, Little Fluffy Toys Ltd, live nation, ljmu, , Lloyds Banking Group, Loc8 Solutions, LocoMatrix, Logic Colony, London Business School, London Calling, London College of Communication, London Hackspace, London Met Uni, London Metropolitan, Longreach Mobile, LOVEFiLM, LSBF, LShift, LTRI, Luck Laboratories Ltd, ludofy, Luup, Maha Ventures, Makatyjas LLP, Man Woman and Child, Mantic Point Solutions Ltd, Mappibiz.com, Marand / Qootia, Masabi, MasterCard Worldwide, MATERNA Communications, MCQN Ltd, mcr consulting, Media Soft, Mediagility Ltd, MEF, Mendeley, Metaswitch Networks, Metomo.com, MetricoWireless, Microsoft, middlemachine, Middlesex university, MillionBrains Milo creative, Mind Unit, Mingels design, MinuteBox, Mippin, Miss Geeky, mjelly.com, mmh, mo-tiv, Mob4Hire Inc, Mobile Acuity Ltd., Mobile Entertainment / Music Ally, Mobile Market Development Ltd., Mobile Marketing magazine, Mobile Minded, Mobile Monday London, Mobile Productivity, MobileMonday London/Chelsea Apps Factory, Mobilize, Mobilize Systems, Mobilizy, Mobilizy GmbH, Mobispine, Mobstar Media, Mogotion, Momentum, Momu, Monmouth Coffee co., Monotype Imaging, Morganic, MORGANIC, Moshing, motirot, Motorola MOTODEV, Mozilla, Mpelembe Network, MRMedia Group, Multilab Consulting, musicDNA Ltd, Mute Publishing, MWink Software, My Agency, mycitymate GmbH, Myers Design, Myitstudio, Namics, National Policing Improvement Agency, natts.com, NEC, Neil Dodson, NEMIS, nerdvana.gr, net mobile (UK)Ltd,  Netbisucits,  netinfluence,  NetTek Ltd, New Bamboo, Nexmo, Next Generation – Squared, NHS, NHS Choices / Department of Health,  Nitro Digital, NMA, NOKIA, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nonyelu, NovaRising, Novoda, NSN, Nuance and MoMoLondon, Nudge Social Media, O2, O2 Litmus, Ogilvy, OLPC Australia, OMTP, One Laptop Per Child Australia, OneChocolate, OpenMundi, openWAiR, Oppian Systems, OptiRisk Systems, Orange. Orange – France Telecom Group, Orange Labs UK, Orange R&D Labs UK, Overlay Media, Ovum, Oxfam, Oxidant, Padajo, Pancentric Digital, PavingWays Ltd, PayPal, Pearson, Pentura, Perfecto Mobile, Pfizer Ltd, PhoneThing Ltd, picklive, PlayNice.ly, Playphone EMEA, POD1, Pragmaticomm Limited, Product Doctor, Propel London, ProtonMuffin, Proxama Ltd, Psonar, Public Creative Ltd, Pyramid Research, Pyxis Ventures Ltd, quest IT, Quirk, Radical Robot Ltd, RDF Group, re-creative, Realmac Software, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Red Sky Vision, redbend, RedCat Solutions, Redkey, Redwire Design, Research In Motion, Rho Consult Ltd, Ribot, RIM, Riskcare, Rmit university Melbourne, Rock Chicks in Mobile, RUBICS Business Solutions, Ruder Finn, rui barroca designer, Rummble Ltd, Russell Studio, SAID Business School 2011, Sainya, ScotchMist Design, Screenreach, Seedcamp, Sensible Duck Ltd, Seren Partners, SEVEN PRINCIPLES, Shapeshiftmedia, ShoutEm, Siruna, SIX Creative, Six to STart, SKARP, Skype, Skyron, Small Science,, Snaptu, Social Computing Group, Social Media Strategist Ltd, SocialOptic, Somo, Soniqegg, Sound London Primary School, South East Essex College, Sphere Systems Ltd, Spotlight Kid, Spy, Staircase3, Steel Media Ltd, Stem73/Orange, Story worldwide, Subsify, Sun Microsystems Startup Essentials, Sybase Inc, Symbian Foundation, Symsource, Syzygy UK Ltd, T MOBILE/DEUTSCHE TELEKOM, T-Mobile International, Tactotum Ltd, Targetbase, TBFL Ltd, TBWA Media Arts Lab, TechCrunch Europe, TechHub, Telecom Markets Erjo, Telefonica, Tertius Advisory Services, Tesco, Tesco.com, The Cloud, The Mews Post production, The Open University, The Rich Media Company, The Startup Digest, The Times, The Two Percent Ltd, TheCustomer, thefonecast.com, Third Eye, TigerSpike, Tilkie studio, tinkerlondon / rix centre, tinyHippos Inc., TM Forum, tommorris.org, Tonic Limited, Total Hotspots Ltd, Total Media, TouchTech Consulting Limited,TouchType Ltd, Toumetis, Travel Daily Media, TravelBloggers ltd, TravelBloggers.Tv, travellerwithatale.com, Tribal, tuenti, Tui interactive media, Tumika, Turned On Ventures, tweetalondoncab.com, Tweetflex, TweetMeme, U-Dox, uanl, UCL, Unboxed Consulting, Universal Music Group, Universit of Wales, University College London, University of Bolton, University of Brighton, University of Cambridge, University of Leeds, University of Murcia, University of Oxford, University of Wolverhampton, Universityof Leeds, Unspecified, uPBeat Product Development, ustwo™, UVd, uxebu Consulting Ltd. & Co. KG, Venture Lectures,, Venture Lectures / W3V, Vision Mobile, VITU,Vodafone, Vodafone / Betavine, Vodafone Group, Vodafone R&D, Volume, VP, VTB Capital, W+K, W3C, WAC, Warp Networks, We Are Social, Weaver Digital, Webcredible, WebMobility Ventures, White Bear Yard, White Fuse Media, whymandesign, Wieden & Kennedy, wildkey, WildKnowledge, WIP, Wireless Expertise Ltd, Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP), Wolfstar, World Archipelago, woZZon.com, www.goldengekko.com, www.letthegeekdoit.com, X-Arcis, XIAProjects, Yahoo Inc., Yamaha R&D, YASSSU GmbH – Media For You, Yell Labs, Yiibu, You’re So Limited, Your Productions, yourdirtydog, Yousability, YumYum Labs, Zebra People, Zeta, Zing Media, zolmo, Zonerider Networks, Zoonou Limited

 

 

 

Competitions – the #Blue Challenge


What is #Blue?
#Blue is an experimental service where users can automatically store all of their text messages sent and received.   Better still, advice we have created an API where you can programmatically access your p2p text streams without a client app.

How can I find out about the #Blue API?
Make sure you catch Richard Spence’s technical session on Friday on how to make use of #Blue and for examples of how others have used the API, stuff including recent hacks from Music Hack Day and a neat little app called SMS Owl. He has posted some more resources online as well.

What is the Over the Air #Blue Challenge?
We’re looking to use the API to create the best hack that adds a novel twist to the theme of texting. SMS is still the most popular way of P2P communication on the planet, prostate  but it could do with some fresh thinking and the #Blue API is the perfect way to do this!

What is the prize?
We’ll be giving away a Playstation 3 for the best #Blue API hack.

Keynote Announcement: Sir Tim Berners-Lee to speak on Open Data

Tim Berners-Lee

photo credit: Le Fevre Communications

We’re extremely excited to announce that Sir Tim Berners-Lee will be delivering a keynote talk on Saturday at Over the Air. Tim has been a vociferous proponent of open data, especially in government, and will be talking about what open data means for mobile developers.

A graduate of Oxford University, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory, in 1989. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread.

He is the 3Com Founders Professor of Engineering in the School of Engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence ( CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he also heads the Decentralized Information Group (DIG). He is also a Professor in the Electronics and Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton, UK.

He is the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a Web standards organization founded in 1994 which develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. He is a founding Director of the Web Science Trust (WST) launched in 2009 to promote research and education in Web Science, the multidisciplinary study of humanity connected by technology.

He is also a Director of the World Wide Web Foundation, launched in 2009 to fund and coordinate efforts to further the potential of the Web to benefit humanity.

During 2009 Tim also advised the UK Government’s “Making Public Data Public” initiative.

In 2001 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society. He has been the recipient of several international awards including the Japan Prize, the Prince of Asturias Foundation Prize, the Millennium Technology Prize and Germany’s Die Quadriga award. In 2004 he was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth and in 2007 he was awarded the Order of Merit. In 2009 he was elected a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of “Weaving the Web”.

Speaker Announcement: Imperial’s Brian Fuchs and Vasa Curcin on mHealth

Imperial College’s Social Computing Group (fka Internet Centre) has been one of the key supporters of Over the Air since our first event in 2008. This year Brian Fuchs and Vasa Curcin from the SCG are going to present a session on mobile health. Increasingly, mobiles are being used by individuals to collect, manage and share biometric data, particularly in the area of personalised healthcare and sports, where there is a broad range of apps available to smartphone users. The implications of what is effectively “crowdsourcing” of monitoring functions traditionally associated with institutional health providers for the well-being both of individuals and of society as whole are immense and will lead to reduction of hospital readmissions, better quality of life for patients, and improved healthcare efficiency. This session will bring together application developers, NHS IT professionals, entrepreneurs and healthcare workers, to discuss the state-of-play in the mHealth arena and the future directions for integration with traditional healthcare.

Mr. Brian Fuchs is Co-ordinator of the Mobile Applications Centre in the Department of Computing at Imperial College. He has been active in development of computing support for research in the US, UK, and Germany for many years. He currently acts as a developer and researcher in several projects with a strong mobile component (TfL Mobile Demonstrator, Vortix, Totalcare, MusicShare, SpamJam).

Dr. Vasa Curcin runs the healthcare theme in the Social Computing Group at Department of Computing. His main research is in the areas of worklows, having been one of the authors of the Discovery Net software, and in particular the application of process algebras and other formal models to analysis of workflows. Another research focus is on the use of workflows as methodology for in silico studies on repositories of electronic health records, which he is pursuing in collaboration with Department of Primary Care and Public Health and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has designed and authored the data collection and reporting framework for CLAHRC Northwest London initiative, currently used by nine projects across seven NHS hospitals.

Speaker Announcement: Data.gov.uk’s Richard Stirling

Richard StirlingWe’re very excited to announce that, in line with our focus on open data and the possibilities it opens up for the mobile developers, Richard Stirling, Head of Making Public Data Public and data.gov.uk will be delivering a session at this year’s Over the Air.

Richard is leading the central team on data.gov.uk and Making Public Data Public. Before creating data.gov.uk Richard worked on the secretariat for the Power of Information Taskforce. In that role he created Show Us A Better Way, one of the first online competitions in Public Services. Prior to joining Cabinet Office Richard worked in HM Treasury where he was engaged in both tax and public spending policy.

Speaker Announcement: Nokia’s Petro Soininen on JavaScript inside Nokia phones

Petro SoininenPetro will be hosting a no-nonsense session on getting JavaScript to work on the very large portfolio of Nokia devices, touching on developing and distributing applications that also include Flash, and a peek into Nokia’s JavaScript future.

Petro’s Chief Engineer tasks at Forum Nokia include bridging the initiatives and interests of web developers and Nokia R&D teams. With over 10 years of hands-on experience in the mobile space, Petro knows Nokia’s developer offering inside out and is glad to share his insight on maximizing your potential today, tomorrow and the days to come.

Competitions – the Ericsson Labs Challenge

About Ericsson Labs

Ericsson Labs is a concept for open innovation. The site holds APIs, here resources, hospital offerings, and various expert commentaries, produced by Ericsson. This assortment provides technologies and communities for developers and makes it easy to get in touch with a variety of experts from different fields.

Currently 22 API sets are published in the fields of communication, maps & positioning, machine learning, media, NFC & sensors, security, user & network information and web technologies.

The Over The Air Challenge

As part of the Ericsson Labs Application Awards, a challenge is opened up for over-night hackathon at Over The Air. The theme of the competition is “Connected Things: Social, Fun & Sustainable”. Develop an innovative application using one or several APIs from Ericsson Labs. The winner will receive a Sony Ericsson Android X10 Mini Pro device.

Monotype Imaging is an Event Sponsor for OTA10

Monotype Imaging We are thrilled to announce that Monotype Imaging is an Event Sponsor of Over the Air 2010

Monotype Imaging works with OEMs and software developers in a variety of industries, all with something in common: the need for text imaging solutions. Their technologies have been widely deployed across a range of consumer electronics devices, including laser printers, digital copiers, mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes and digital cameras, as well as in numerous software applications and operating systems.

Julie Strawson, who is Monotype Imaging’s evangelist, is a familiar face in the mobile circuit and is passionate about how words and logos look and feel in the digital environment and the trust that conveys. However, the lovely Julie can’t be with us after all, but we’re lucky to have Vlad Levantovsky in tow instead. He’s very excited to join us for the first time.

Monotype Imaging is also pleased to be running a workshop on Saturday the 11th between 11:00 and 12:00. Vlad’s going to lead this session and it should be a cracker. Find out more about the session here.

And if you’d like some further inspiration about how best to use fonts in your digital designs, then you could do worse than check out some super videos from the Monotype Imaging designers who reveal their top tips on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/fontscom

PayPal X is a Silver Sponsor of OTA10

We are thrilled to announce that PayPal X is a Silver Sponsor of Over the Air 2010

In November 2009, PayPal opened its global payments platform to third-party developers, ushering in a new generation of innovative payments.  PayPal X is the world’s first truly open global online payment platform – giving developers access to its global payment engine built over the last decade with more than 87 million active PayPal accounts available in 190 markets and 24 currencies.
The PayPal X Developer Network puts developers in the driver’s seat, providing the resources and the tools needed to change the future of payments – from mobile apps to web apps and social networks. Developers can now monetize their ideas and tap into the $30 trillion global payments opportunity – the next wave of payments innovation is now in their hands.

PayPal X at Over the Air

In-App Payments using PayPal (Friday @ 14:30 in Huxley 340)

PayPal will introduce their rapidly growing suite of mobile payment libraries and tool kits available for developers integrating payments for physical goods, services and donations. The first half of the session will introduce PayPal’s current set of in-app and mobile browser based checkout solutions, including live demonstrations and implementation examples. The second half of the session will go down to the code of level of integrating in-app and mobile browser payments into iPhone, iPad and Android applications. We’ll also touch on the range of upcoming features including mobile checkout without a PayPal account, subscriptions, pre-approvals and more.

For those that attended PayPal session on their brand new libraries for in-application and mobile browser based payments, please see https://www.x.com/community/ppx/xspaces/mobile for more information. PayPal continues to optimise payments for mobile devices with options for both in-application and mobile browser based checkout experiences on iPhone and Android.  They’re simple to integrate and make it easy for buyers to make payments without leaving your application or mobile browser checkout flow.  The new mobile interface has been designed to maximise checkout conversion through effective buyer experience, and build on the broad range of APIs already available on PayPal for creating a variety of different types of payments from one-off payments to subscriptions and pre-approvals.