A huge thanks to our Dinner & Drinks Sponsors

We are really grateful for the support of Future Platforms, Marmalade, Padajo, Sponge, and Twilio in helping to cover the cost of Friday Night Dinner & Drinks!

[hr]Future Platforms

The clever team at Future Platforms are Over the Air regulars – showing off their prowess in designing, developing & launching lovely software products for mobile phones, with an emphasis on collaboration, participation & playfulness.  Future Platforms has recently been named in the top three in the independently curated 2012 list of the World’s Best Mobile App Developers.

Check out their Hack Day entries in previous years: Project Bluebell at Over The Air 2009OctoBastard at Over the Air 2008

Future Platforms on the OTA12 Programme @ 3:30 on Friday

James Hugman will be presenting the workshop Kirin: A Single Page Web App, with a Native UI at 3:30 on Friday in the Drawing Room in the Mansion.

Enter the Kirin Challenge on the Hack Day Programme.


Marmalade makes software that lets developers build and distribute cross-platform applications quickly, easily and without compromise. Our true cross-platform technology provides the best performance and the best portability – and all within the industry’s most open and flexible development environment.

That’s why tens of thousands of the world’s leading developers use Marmalade. Leading publishers includingElectronic ArtsSquare Enix and Konami; OEMs such as SamsungLG and RIM; operators like Korea Telecom; processor platforms like ARM; apps developers like GameshastraRoadPilotWorkSnugPlaysoft andNaturalMotion, as well as thousands of indies all know that the richest cross-platform applications are made with Marmalade.

Marmalade is a trading name of Ideaworks3D Limited, which was originally founded in 1998. The unique technology behind the Marmalade SDK was developed between 2005 and 2008 and battle tested through the development and deployment of high profile games such as Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, Need for Speed and Resident Evil to mobile devices. The SDK was launched as ‘Airplay SDK’ in late 2009, before becoming Marmalade in June 2011.

Marmalade on the OTA12 Programme @ 11:15 on Friday

Alex Caccia, President of Marmalade, will be presenting the Workshop Cross-platform with one click with Marmalade. It really is that easy at 11:15 on Friday in the Library in the Mansion.


padajo was started by Paul Johnston, a long time attendee and supporter of Over the Air. It is a new kind of consultancy with a focus on delivering ‘best of breed’ mobile apps and strategy.Paul has spent over 10 years working within the digital world, specialising in high end websites and service strategy and delivery for government departments and blue-chip clients.

Having spent time in several UK Digital and Integrated Agencies as Head of Digital and holding senior technical and Project Management roles, Paul had come to recognise that the mobile web and subsequently mobile apps were not properly understood by clients or agencies. Paul started padajo to fill this gap in the market. While there are some that can do the coding for an application there are very few in the UK who fully understand the necessary strategy and integration that an app can truly deliver. That’s what padajo is all about.


Long-time OTA Supporter, and Co-Organiser in 2009 & 2010, Jo Rabin has recently joined the Sponge Group as CTO – Congrats Jo! 

Since 2002, we’ve worked with 300 different brands and organisations, from the bluest of blue-chips to the most innovative of start-ups. And we’ve delivered more than 10,000 different Mobile campaigns. If you can do it on Mobile, we’ll have done it. Text, voice, picture, video, apps, Bluetooth, search, interactive content, image recognition, mCRM, mCoupons. We’ve not only designed and built mobile internet sites, we’ve helped our publishing partners develop and implement monetisation strategies around those sites.


OTA welcomes James Parton on the first day of his new job – as Twilio dials up the pizza!

Photocredit - Ewan Spence

Twilio is excited to join the mobile designers and developers this weekend, doing our part to help swamp Bletchley Park with beer and pizza. If it’s anything like last year bring your grappling hooks so you can repel down from the top of mount pepperoni.

I’ll be on site all day to answer questions about Twilio. Find me to say hello, I’ll be the one in the red Twilio track jacket. You can also tweet me @jamesparton, and try to catch me out with some difficult questions, as it’s my first official day representing Team Twilio.

New to the Twilio API? You can get started with a free trial here. Twilio is a web- service API that lets you use your existing web know how to build voice and SMS applications. Build apps that provide SMS notifications, apps that call your mum for you, and apps where you can make calls through the browser. We have mobile SDK for iOS and Android too. It’s quite easy to begin coding with Twilio, take a peak at the documentation here.

Can’t wait to see what you build.