Seeking entrepreneurs in Senegal to follow mobile services training course

18 03 2013

Mobile Entrepreneurs Senegal seeks brilliant and motivated entrepreneurs for its second training course

Mobile Entrepreneurs Senegal (MES) is pleased to call for applications from interested individuals/teams seeking to be trained as mobile entrepreneurs, who would develop relevant local mobile applications for the Senegalese communities. MES is a group of mobile entrepreneurs and people interested in the opportunity that the mobile and Web technologies offer to the new generations.

Are you passionate about mobile technologies? Do you have an idea for a new web or mobile service that could change Senegal, Africa and the world? Do you want to become an entrepreneur, but you don’t know exactly how to do it? This is the opportunity for you.

The training program will start on 1st April 2013 and will provide tuition, covering subjects ranging from creating mobile applications to putting it to market. We are looking for entrepreneurs who are passionate about leveraging mobile phone technology to develop applications that will bring useful service to local communities and create prosperous businesses.

  • The number of seats is limited to 25.
  • Please register soon (the registration form is in French).
  • Registration fee is 15,000 XOF (approx 30 US$ or 23€)

More details on the training:
(the detailed call for participation is available in English and in French)

The training will take place from April 1 to May 4, 2013 alternating between face to face sessions and remote sessions (through the W3DevCampus online training platform). Face to face training sessions will take place at Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique (UCAD).

After the training there will be a period of support and mentoring, during which the trainers will provide support for the development of project prototypes, or for starting new projects following the training.

In May, the participants will have the opportunity to present their project to a panel of international industry experts.

The training is split into three tracks:

  • Technology track: Voice, SMS, Mobile Web services and applications, prototyping platforms, intro to HTML5 and Web accessibility;
  • Business track: business models, revenue, dealing with operators, intellectual property;
  • Design track: understanding your customers, structuring your service, making your service useful, usable, and engaging.

About Mobile Entrepreneurs Senegal:

MES is a project started by the Web Foundation, TNO, PT Inovação, CRS4 and ESMT as part of the European Commission project VOICES. Mobile Entrepreneurs Senegal is actively supported by W3C and Orange Labs.

webinos 2nd cross-screen App Challenge

24 01 2013

Following the successful first App Challenge contest which had been completed last October in Athens, webinos proudly announces the second cross-screen App Challenge. Next stop is Berlin and the best entries will have the chance to receive great publicity, meet the webinos partners and win great prizes.

A webinos jury of domain experts will then select up to ten best ideas. The announcement of the finalists is scheduled for March 5. The finalists will be presented and the winners will be announced during the 3rd annual FOKUS Media Web Symposium hosted by Fraunhofer FOKUS in Berlin, Germany on March 14 and 15.

The prerequisite for participating to the competition is that the apps are using the webinos platform and APIs and integrate functionality of more than one device – i.e. that the apps are cross-screen.

REMINDER: Learn how to create mobile Web apps to be well armed to prepare this competition!

Join the February 2013 edition of the “Mobile Web 2: Programming Web Applicationsonline training course (6 weeks long). Registration is at 245€ (approx 325 US$), only. Register soon!

W3C Workshop on Web and Automotive

4 09 2012

A road in Rome

W3C announces today a Shift into High Gear on the Web, a W3C Workshop on Web and Automotive, 14-15 November 2012, in Rome (Italy).

People today enjoy applications and services from multiple networked devices: notebook and desktop computers, smart phones, tablets, and Internet TVs. With our increasingly mobile lifestyles, it’s time to include the connected car in this mix. The Web is the ideal platform to offer a rich range of benefits and value-added services to drivers and passengers. The goal of this workshop is to explore how the Web will become the ideal platform to offer a rich range of benefits and value-added services to drivers and passengers in cars.

W3C invites automotive manufacturers and service providers, wireless carriers, insurance companies, application and solution developers and others to participate in this discussion at the workshop. W3C membership is not required to participate.

Please submit a statement of interest by 12 October and learn more about participation.

The event is hosted by Intel/OTC (Open Source Technology Center) and sponsored by Webinos.

[Invitation] webinos platform evaluation release – Ghent, Belgium, 19 June

4 06 2012

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

Multi devices supported by webinos platform

You are cordially invited to the webinos official launch day for its Platform evaluation Release on 19th June 2012, to be held at IBBT Offices in Ghent, Belgium. It’s a free event but you need to register since space is limited.

Come see the webinos platform running on:

  • In car automotive platforms
  • PCs (Windows, Mac and Linux)
  •  TVs and home media systems
  • Mobile devices and tablets
  • Machine2Machine deployments (such as  Arduino)

and do:

  • get hands-on experience of the code base
  • listen to industry experts introduce the tech-nology
  • contribute position papers—help shape the roadmap
  • see live applications demos by Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia, Sony, BMW, Samsung, and Telefonica

Who should attend?

  • Technologists and strategists interested in Web and OS technologies
  • People interested in converged and cross-device applications
  • TV, Vehicle and Telecommunication industry representatives

Register now!

Read the agenda of the day and register asap at

MobiWebApp collaborates with Mosquito project on mobile Web interoperability

10 05 2012

Register for Mosquito/MobiWebApp interop event

MobiWebApp is collaborating with the Mosquito European project on a series of events three weeks from now, from May 29th to 31st in Paris.

The event combines a workshop on challenges around mobile Web with a set of presentations from a variety of perspectives on May 29, followed by an interoperability event on May 30th and 31st, where more than 40 mobile devices will be made availabe to participating developers to test their Web applications, and report the main interoperability difficulties they enounter.

Learn more about this and related efforts on the W3C site.

Training Course “Mobile Web 1: Best Practices”; Early Bird till April 23

12 04 2012

W3C is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the next edition of the most popular W3C online training course, Mobile Web 1: Best Practices.

The 6-week course begins 30 April 2012.

The course will help Web designers and content producers who are already familiar with the desktop world to become familiar with the Web as delivered on mobile devices. It is based entirely on W3C standards, particularly the Mobile Web Best Practices.

Along with the course description, read comments from past students and what they have achieved. An early bird rate of €195 is available until 23 April 2012; after that date the full price is €225 so register now.

W3C Mobile Web tutorial @ WWW2012

6 02 2012

At this year’s 21th International World Wide Web Conference – WWW2012, W3C organizes a W3C tutorial track over two days, on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 April 2012.

Half-day tutorials from leading experts will be available to researchers and developers seeking to pick up new skills on the latest developments on W3C Web standards.

One of these W3C tutorials will be about “Developing Mobile Web Applications” and will be taught by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux (W3C Mobile Web Activity Lead) and Frances de Waal (W3DevCampus trainer for the Mobile Web and Application Best Practices online training course). The tutorial informations are summarized below:

  • W3C tutorial on “Developing Mobile Web Applications”
  • by Frances de Wall and Dominique Hazaël-Massieux
  • on Tuesday April 17th – morning
  • at the Lyon Convention Centre, Lyon, France
  • Abstract: Participants to the tutorial will learn how to build applications for mobile devices using Web technologies. We will first focus on what makes it different to use the Web on mobile devices compared to computers: the specific constraints of these devices, as well as their increasing specific advantages. The tutorial will then look at how to exploit all the specificities of the mobile user experience, via JavaScript APIs, touch interactions, camera integration, etc.
  • Please register to this tutorial before 13 February to get an early bird rate!

Workshop Papers on Offline Web Applications

28 10 2011

As announced a few weeks ago, next week a W3C workshop dedicated to offline Web applications will take place in Santa Clara, California.

I submitted two position papers based on the input and feedback I’ve gathered through the MobiWebApp project: one on HTTP optimizations for HTML5’s ApplicationCache, and the other on making Web applications first class citizens.

These are only two of the 28 papers that were submitted to the workshop, and which are bound to make a basis for a great discussion next Saturday.

Mobile Web Applications Interoperability Event

18 10 2011

Are you concerned about mobile fragmentation? Do you need to test a Web application on a mobile device? If so, we would like to invite you to the Mobile Web Applications Interoperability event on 6-7 December 2011, in Sophia-Antipolis, France.

This event, co-organized by W3C through MobiWebApp and MOSQUITO project partners, and hosted by ETSI, will be the occasion:

  • to practice and develop test cases for the W3C testing framework. Web specifications under consideration are those directly relevant for the development of mobile Web applications (candidates include the audio/video elements in HTML5, HTML5 Application Cache, the Contacts API, Device Orientation Event specification, Web Storage, Web Workers).
  • to test Web applications on a wide variety of devices through various network configurations

Participation is free and open to everyone. Please register on ETSI’s Web site by mid-November.

Check the Call for Participation for details.

MobiWebApp Camp @ WWW2011

16 03 2011

This year, the will be held in Hyderabad, India. The W3C organizes two camps sessions for its W3C Track, to discuss the regional and global impact of this expanding Open Web Platform for application development.

  • Accessible an Multilingual Web camp,
    Wednesday 30 March
  • Mobile Web Applications camp,
    Thursday 31 March

In addition, Tim Berners-Lee’s, W3C Director and inventor of the Web, will deliver a keynote titled: Designing the Web for an Open Society.

The W3C track is organized with the support of the W3C India Office and the MobiWebApp EU project.

For more information, read the press release.