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Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 703 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 637 college bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than two million titles in its NOOK Bookstore™. With its NOOK devices, both NOOK Tablet and the award-winning NOOK Color™, built on Android, customers gain access to Barnes & Noble’s expansive NOOK Store™ of more than 2.5 million digital titles – including a wide array of high-quality apps along with books, magazines and more. The NOOK Developer program enables content providers and the developer community to market and sell their content and applications to millions of Barnes & Noble customers. Barnes & Noble invites developers to sign up, learn more and submit their content and apps at nookdeveloper.barnesandnoble.com.
The Facebook Platform for Android helps mobile developers build and grow social apps which can reach over 955 million people worldwide. Facebook’s Android SDK makes it easy for Android developers to integrate Login with Facebook, and publish activity to people’s Timelines using Open Graph actions and objects.
At Droidcon, Facebook engineers will show – at the code level – how to best integrate with Facebook’s APIs to drive growth and engagement for your Android application – and look at some case studies of successful apps who have integrated with Facebook Login and Open Graph.
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony’s world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information: www.sonymobile.com
Airpush is second largest ad network for Android* and the first in terms of monetization performance for Android developers. Over 70,000 developers use Airpush’s next-generation ad formats in order to generate 10x – 30x higher returns than traditional in-app ads alone. Many of the world’s top advertisers use us to generate much higher ROI’s than previously possible by creating engaging campaigns that get noticed and drive results. The reason for Airpush’s dramatic performance advantage over other mobile ad networks is the combination of its innovative ad types, advanced targeting capabilities and industry leading best practices.
*from a May 2012 Appbrain study of 140,000 Android apps.
The Intel Software and Services Group (SSG) , an organization within Intel Corporation
strives to make all software run best on Intel architecture by working with the software community, including operating environments from our partners Microsoft, Google and the open source community, as well as runtime suppliers that work in these operating environments. Intel engages with more than 800,000 individual software developers through an online Intel software network (www.intel.com/software) offering design tools, resources and expert consulting.
The Qualcomm Developer Network is about giving you the tools and resources you need to create exceptional mobile experiences and bring them to market. QDevNet provides the software and hardware tools to help you create differentiated user experiences, channels to global markets and business connections to major mobile operators and device makers.
ALCATEL ONE TOUCH designs, manufactures, and markets globally an expanding portfolio of mobile and Internet products designed to be as individual as the people who use them.
Currently the fastest growing of the world’s top ten mobile phone manufacturers, ALCATEL ONE TOUCH makes access to today’s mobile lifestyle simple by offering colorful, easy-to-use devices equipped with the technology people need most at smart prices they can afford.
MOBICAP aims to tackle the funding gap for early-stage Mobile/Mobility Service Industries (MMSI) by creating an online coaching community, engaging European citizens and professionals, which will speed up the selection of investment ready SME’s and will train the chosen ones for the initial approach to investor.
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company and includes Penguin, Dorling Kindersley, the Financial Times and our Education business. Our education imprints combine 150 years of experience with online support for every learner. In addition, Pearson offers an API programme, Plug & Play, which provides developers with access to some of Pearson’s wealth of content. Explore and build applications with our travel, recipe, nursing and business APIs.
Novoda develop the world’s most desirable Android software with manufacturers such as Sony and Motorola and high growth companies such as Songkick, Podio, Meetup & WeeWorld. Working with Novoda’s years of Android expertise guarantees a product as superb as any platform alternatives. We also organise the London Android user group and the London arm of Droidcon.
The Vodafone developer program encourages and supports mobile innovation by working with developers and start-ups across multiple technologies to bring their ideas and businesses to market and flourish. Whether it’s learning more about Vodafone’s products and services at networking events, innovating with the hottest new mobile technology in the Labs section or staying in touch with other developers on the forums, Vodafone makes sure that developers have all the resources and expertise in one place. Combined with Vodafone’s powerful distribution channels, and access to millions of customers, Vodafone can open up a world of opportunities to you. We’re accepting Android apps from developers everywhere to appear in Vodafone AppSelect, so start publishing your app in Europe now!
Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software, and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services, and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems, and software/hardware licensing agreements. For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.
Immersion is the leading innovator in haptics (aka “touch feedback”) technology. Using Immersion’s Haptic Development Platform, Android developers can transform the UX by adding realistic vibration effects to their apps. The Haptic SDK includes sample code, tech forum, over 120 predesigned haptic effects complete with an effect preview app for testing, and a conversion layer that ensures that touch effects are optimized across all Android handsets. Learn more about our tools at developer.immersion.com and hear what we have to say at blog.immersion.com.
Yandex is Russia’s leading internet company, operating the country’s most popular search engine and most visited website. With the mission to answer any questions internet users may have, Yandex aggregates and organizes extensive local, national and international content offering a broad range of country-, location- and user-specific solutions. Yandex uses its expertise in applied mathematics and data analysis, as well as in-depth knowledge of languages, cultures and preferences of internet users in many countries, to develop advanced search technologies and provide information retrieval services. Yandex search, as well as many of the company’s other products, is available in a version tailored for mobile and other digital platforms and devices.
StartApp had introduced a new payment model to Android developers – Get paid for every download you generate. Using the powerful search revenue model allows us to provide Android app developer a fixed, guaranteed payment for every app download they generate. The same search model also allows us to help developers distribute and market their apps to Android users in a highly targeted and unique ad placement. We invite all app developers to join over 4000 apps already using our platform with more than 200,000,000 installs to date and see for themselves the huge revenue potential their free apps have.
HTC is a global leader in mobile innovation and design. Its developer program, HTCdev is designed to support developers worldwide by providing them with resources to facilitate the development of ideas and applications –as well as making it easy to connect with each other and tap into the global community for advice and information. Great applications can exponentially improve the mobile experience, irrespective of platform and hardware specification. HTCdev is your place to go to for inspiration as you set out to maximize the potential of HTC devices.
To join the community, please visit http://www.htcdev.com .
Since our beginnings in 1999, abrs has provided recruitment services at the cutting edge of future media and technology.
We have specialist teams recruiting end to end software design, development and delivery including UX, Design and Marketing for pioneering mobile technologists.
We work with start-ups and VC backed tech firms as well as more established corporates shipping multi-platform products and services such as Hailo, Amazon, Guardian, Orange, etc.
Our Consultants have passion, personality and pride in their work, we are real people and we’re fun to work with. We are well informed and well-connected attending Droidcon, MoMo, MWC, Apps World and many more.
We are proudly sponsoring Droidcon’s “Job Board” at this year’s event and looking forward to it!
SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform that anyone can use to record, promote and share their sounds on the web in a simple, accessible and feature-rich way. SoundCloud allows sound creators to instantly record or upload original audio content, and embed sound across websites and blogs.
With over 10 million mobile downloads to-date, SoundCloud can be accessed anywhere using the official iPhone and Android apps, as well as hundreds of creation and sharing apps built on the SoundCloud platform.
Our Android team in Berlin is growing. Find out more!
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs.
Testdroid Cloud is an online service with over 120 real Android devices for fully automated device compatibility testing of Android applications. For instant device compatibility check users can just upload their applications and the system will automatically run an InstaTest – a basic set of acceptance tests on each device. For more complex use case based testing developers can create automated tests with Testdroid Recorder and run them on all devices at Testdroid Cloud where complete test results with screenshots, detailed logs and application performance information are available on clear and easy to use web interface. You can sign up to Testdroid Cloud at http://cloud.testdroid.com.
As the founder of the Ubuntu project, Canonical is committed to the production and support of Ubuntu, the popular open-source platform. With its fresh emphasis on design and usability, Ubuntu is changing perceptions of the open desktop and creating opportunities for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) along the way. With a focus on integration, the latest edition of Ubuntu runs seamlessly on the world’s most popular PCs – working brilliantly with Android’s SDK and Eclipse IDE. Among everyone from mobile application developers to cloud devops, Ubuntu is fast becoming the desktop of choice.
Over 100 integrated ad networks and local agencies • A cross platform SDK with one line of code across all mobile platforms • Coverage in over 200 countries • The highest global fill rate in the industry (over 90%) • market-leading revenue for developers.
With Inneractive, mobile developers know they are getting the highest performance and widest global coverage, while not compromising on personal and high quality customer care. inneractive is on the side of the developer!
We founded Blue Butterfly with a simple goal: to make wireless connectivity easier than ever. We’ve gone from two guys with an audacious idea to a growing team working on a revolutionary product that we believe will change the wireless industry.
Skills Matter offers Europe’s largest selection of training and events on Open Source technologies and Agile Software Development. Our values are based on supporting the Open Source & Agile community by hosting free events, providing valuable skills through the delivery of courses, and by organising inclusive, affordable conferences on emerging technologies and innovative ideas in our industry.
WIP is the connector in the mobile industry, supporting the overall ecosystem by encouraging discussions, co-creation and exchange. Making the path easier for mobile developers/ISVs, to reduce cycle times and increase innovation in the mobile ecosystem. WIP also organizes other activites such as receptions or workshops. We have a unique style of designing our events to ensure full participation and maximum value for everyone.