Vodacom announces mobile app development workshop

The workshop will encourage development of mobile apps relevant to the South African and global markets. (Image source: gailjadehamilton/Flickr)The workshop will encourage development of mobile apps relevant to the South African and global markets. (Image source: gailjadehamilton/Flickr)Vodacom will organise a mobile app development workshop in South Africa from 3 to 5 October 2012 

Key ICT companies like BlackBerry, CSIR, Google, Microsoft, mLab, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung, Technology Innovation Agency and The Innovation Hub will join Vodacom in this endeavour.

The workshop forms a part of the Vodacom Developer Programme which aims to encourage local developers to design apps relevant to the South African and global markets.

Managing executive of digital media at Vodacom, Prins Mhlanga, said, “We are thrilled to have partnered with key industry players who have teamed up to drive mobile application innovation in South Africa. They will present their best practice software engineering techniques and provide insights on some of the most advanced mobile application software development tools.

“Developers will gain insight into funding options. We hope this programme will encourage local developers to get actively involved in the creation of an ecosystem of local apps in South Africa,” he said.

The topics that will be discussed at the workshop are ‘Vodacom Developer Programme as a vehicle to drive mobile app ecosystem in South Africa’, ‘Enterprise development opportunities in the mobile space’, ‘Opportunities for mobile applications in government’ and ‘Developing windows phone games and introduction to developing for Windows 8’, among others.

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