The Ericsson Labs Networked Society Challenge

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc phones up for grabs

Are you a developer under time pressure from your project manager?  Have you ever thought, “I can skip the security features since it doesn’t add any visible to my project”?  If the answer is no, then you’ve probably never had a tight deadline.  We don’t need to tell how much credibility you will lose if your projects lack security, but what we can do is show you how to add security features without a massive time loss. Join us for our workshop, Securing your Internet Fridge: Security in a Networked Society at 18:00 on Friday evening.

In addition to our workshop, we are giving away a prize during the hack-a-thon.  The Ericsson Labs’ Challenge could win you a Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc phone, donated by our key partner SonyEricsson.

The app you submit must include the following items:

  • It must address the theme, “Apps for the Networked Society in some way.
  • Use at least one Ericsson Labs API; however, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a security API.
  • It must be based on the Android platform (Web or Native)

Submitted apps will be judged based on these evaluation criteria:

  • The inclusion of at least one Ericsson Labs API
  • How well it addresses the theme “Apps for the Networked Society
  • How innovative the solution is
  • The Business potential for your app

Another Chance to Win – The OTA11 Quiz Cards

See you there!Winning a Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc has never been easier.  All you have to do is fill out our quiz card that you will find in your Bletchley Park Lunch Bag on Friday, then bring it to our lounge in the Ante Room during the 4:30 break to find out if you’re the lucky winner.

The Ericsson Application Awards

As an added incentive to participate in our challenge, any application that you present to us at Over the Air may also be submitted to our annual competition, the Ericsson Application Awards (EAA).  The EAA is an annual, global competition for developers on the Android platform.  The competition is an opportunity for teams to get exposure, recognition, contacts within the telecom world as well as a chance to win up to €15,000.

The deadline for team registration for the main competition of the Ericsson Application Awards is February 1 and the last date for application submission is February 28. There are also ongoing mini-challenges from now until the final deadline, so keep an eye out for those on the campaign site [].