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Free Samsung bada and Orange Partner Developer Workshop

Free Samsung bada and Orange Partner Developer Workshop

Ever wondered what it would look like if an operator and hardware manufacturer made out? Well, we think the result would be something like an afternoon of walkthroughs, open-source stuff, prize giveaways (high end bada-powered Wave smartphones and bada books), cookies and live code. We’ll have experts on hand to work on your ideas and plans, answering your questions and solving your issues to ensure you can get faster to market.

To get your free ticket and more info check out the event site:

Date: Thursday, May 05, 2011 from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM (GMT)

Orange Labs
Building 10, Chiswick Park
566 Chiswick High Road
W4 5XS London
United Kingdom

This special workshop gives a unique chance to talk to and work with the very people who are leading and setting the bada agenda:

  • 16:00 – 16:30: Doors Open & Registration
  • 16:30 – 17:00: Welcome & Introduction to Orange Partner (Martin Wigley)
  • 17:00 – 17:30: Introduction to bada: Mobile Platform and Ecosystem (Manfred Bortenschlager)
  • 17:30 – 18:00: bada and Symbian: Familiar Foundations and Differences (Jon Lansdell)
  • 18:00 – 18:30: Break
  • 18:30 – 19:30: Location-based Services and Social Networking in bada: The BuddyFix Showcase (Cheng Luo)
  • 19:30: Event Close
  • 19:30 – 22:00: Get together @ The Chiswick Union

When the BuddyFix showcase ends, join us in The Chiswick Union bar to relax with refreshments and a chance to discuss the future for your apps with the teams.

More info about BuddyFix (Open-Source):

BuddyFix is a free social networking app on bada (available globally on Samsung Apps) developed by the Samsung Electronics Research Institute in Staines, UK, that integrates location-based services. The idea is to allow users to keep connected with friends and family easily and visually. Users can fix their buddy’s location (where and when) and start conversations with single or multiple recipients. Locations can also be shared via SMS/MMS, facebook and even non-bada handsets.

This app has now been published entirely as an open-source project on SourceForge:

So, feel free to download the code, get some inspiration, check how stuff works, or simply nick the code. Of course, you can also contribute back to the project, which would be appreciated by the community.

In the video section of the bada developer site, Samsung provides a video series that introduces bada’s social services, the bada Server, and the BuddyFix app.

You can follow the BuddyFix project on Twitter @buddyfix

Posted by: Brian

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