A few weeks ago, we highlighted LTE coverage for Xperia smartphones to let you know which devices had LTE support and the regions which generally offered LTE service. Now, we’d like to share with you the next step in the evolution of LTE – making voice calls over LTE, which we’re currently demonstrating at Mobile World Congress. Voice over LTE (VoLTE) gives you telecom-grade voice functionality over IP while keeping the high speed data connection. Read on as Sony connectivity engineers, Daniel Lönnblad and Pär Olsson, share their VoLTE expertise.
Yesterday the winners of Ericsson Application Awards 2012 were announced. In the company category the winning team was MedAfrica from Nairobi, Kenya, with an app that will help improve health care in rural areas. In the student category, Clio Squad from Shanghai, China, won first prize with their app, which is a collaborative painting tool that can be used by several people working on the same drawing. Read more after the jump!
On May 22nd, our friends at Ericsson will announce the winners of the Ericsson Application Awards 2012 at a prize ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. Among the finalists are innovative apps within health care and social interaction. You’ll be able to follow the ceremony in a live webcast. Karl-Johan Dahlström, head of Developer Relations at Sony Mobile, will be one of the judges. Read more about Ericsson Application Awards after the jump!
Our friends at Ericsson have now initiated the first stage of the Ericsson Application Awards 2012. The competition is an opportunity for developers to win both considerable money (€ 15,000) and fame (access to Ericsson promotion and distribution). In the first stage, Ericsson is calling on you to develop “Apps for Good”, which means applications focused on solving global challenges such as education, poverty alleviation, refugees, disaster relief, agriculture, access to energy, transportation solutions, smart homes and buildings, and weather.
Sounds like a fun and pretty useful challenge, right? In our opinion, it’s a really commendable idea, and we’d love to see more philanthropic initiatives like this.
Sign up for the challenge, and read all about it on the Ericsson Application Awards website.
Developers, are you up for a challenge? We’re proud to team up with Ericsson to co-sponsor this year’s Ericsson Application Awards (EAA), and we’re very excited to announce the first mini-challenge for EAA 2012, which starts September 14. By taking part in the EAA competitions, developers have a unique opportunity to gain exposure within the telecommunications world, as well as a chance to reach out to customers through Ericsson’s marketing channels, PLUS the opportunity to win Sony Ericsson phones and €15,000 in prize money.
Yesterday, the winners of the Ericsson Application Awards were crowned. And the winners were the Italian team JustBit in the student category, and the UK based team HipSnip in the company category. Team JustBit’s winning Android™ application use RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology and wireless connectivity to keep track of what groceries you have at home. This way the team tried to address not only an everyday problem that most people can relate to, but also a bigger issue with domestic food waste.
Company category winners team HipSnip presented a well structured and thought through idea and application regarding personal shopping. Check out the Ericsson and the Ericsson Application Awards website to learn more about the winning teams and the competition.
From Sony Ericsson, Karl-Johan Dahlström, Head of Developer Relations, and Joakim Nelson, Head of Industry Collaboration & Asset Management, participated as a presenters and Karl-Johan was also part of the jury. Sony Ericsson is very pleased to have been part of this competition, and we’re looking forward to support next year’s competition also!
The Ericsson Application Awards prize ceremony is coming up on Wednesday next week, and the agenda and speakers are announced at the Ericsson Application Awards website. From Sony Ericsson, Joakim Nelson, Head of Industry Collaboration & Asset Management, will share his views on open source. The other speakers are Håkan Ericsson, CTO of Ericsson, and Alexander Ahlbom, founder of the mobile software company Quedro and the mobile ad serving platform adTEN.
For more information about the event, the livestream and the competition itself, check out the Ericsson Application Awards website.
The Ericsson Application Awards prize ceremony is taking place on June 22 in Stockholm, Sweden, and we just heard it will all be livestreamed from the Ericsson Studio at Ericsson Headquarters. The event is starting at 10 AM CET and will last for approximately two hours. In the broadcast, you can listen to telecom industry executives speaking about the latest applications and innovations. This will then be followed by the award ceremony.
A while back we wrote about the Ericsson Widget Awards, a global competition to inspire both aspiring programmers and hardcore coders to come up with useful widgets for mobile devices. Now the competition has entered its final stage and Ericsson is evaluating the contributions.
To conclude the competition and to select the winners Ericsson is organising a developer event on May 3rd where you will be able to see some interesting demonstrations, listen to invited speakers and mingle with people from the mobile applications industry.
The event will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on May 3rd. Check out the details and sign up for the event on the Ericsson Widget Awards website.
For those who remember, we have been pushing for the Ericsson Application Awards every once in a while, as it is one of the biggest and most professional developer competitions around. And now the competition is moving to the semi finals!
We’d like to congratulate the teams moving into the semi finals. Read all about it on the Ericsson Application Awards web page. We’re glad to see that Ericsson is going to run the competition next year also!