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WIPJam @ ATT Dev Summit Jan 6, 2010

We had a great time at the AT&T Developer Summit held January 6th in Las Vegas. IMG_1030IMG_6926Our WIPJam Quiz was a hit - powered by great phone/t-shirt prizes and eager developers! Did you know that an ant can live 2 weeks under water? Crazy but true. What does that have to do with the mobile industry you ask? Not much but we had to throw in a few easy questions! Developers rocked and so did we along with AT&T staff and event sponsors. Christian Kurzke from Motorola got into the grove with Caroline Lewko from WIP. DS Benbow from AT&T, Caroline and I, Teresa Ostman, posed for a quick photo opt during the fun! Jam On! Photos by George Bekich

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The NAVTEQ LBS Challenge is OPEN

WIP is pleased to announce a Marketing Partners with the Navteq LBS Challenge.

The NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge is open - Register Now!

Enter your location-enabled app and you could win a share of a $10 million global prize pool

The NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge is the premier competition in the wireless industry, inviting developers to build innovative location-based services (LBS) apps using NAVTEQ digital maps. Register now at

Why should I enter?

More exposure for your application:
Get the invaluable exposure needed to launch your app. Over 32% of post Global LBS Challenge finalists have received venture capital funding or launched commercially-distributed applications.
More prizes to win:
The global prize pool for this year’s competition starts at a record $8.2 million USD in cash and licenses and is expected to grow. In addition, a number of special recognition awards will be given in different categories.
More platforms and devices to target:
Contestants may now submit their pre-commercialized location-based applications for any platform and for any device, using NAVTEQ map data.

Registration is open for all regions.

Stop dreaming and START developing the next great LBS solution. Map out your future and get into the fast lane.

Registration Deadlines:
EMEA: November 6, 2009 (extended)
North America: November 20, 2009
India: December 11, 2009
South America: February 12, 2010
APAC: March 5, 2010

For official rules, key dates, and to register go to

WIP is pleased to partner with Developer Events, Mobile Conferences and Contests all over the word. Please see our wip connector event’s page for more events.

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Oh What A Night!

The Dev Program Bowling Smackdown held April 2 after the Jam Session was a perfect ending to a great day of Jam’n. Nine teams lead by Developer program representatives battled it out on the bowling lanes for the right to claim the title of “Best Bowlers”. The title goes to The Blackberry Bruisers! Congratulations!

Here are the Smackdown results:

  • 1st - The Blackberry Bruisers with an average score of 118 points
  • 2nd – The AT&T ATTackers – 115 points
  • 3rd - The Microsoft Incredibowls – 104 points
  • The ACCESS King Pins – 103 points
  • The OMTP Surfers – 102 points
  • The Symbian Sizzlers – 100 points
  • The Sun Hyper Strikers – 98 points
  • The Sony Ericsson High Rollers – 97 points
  • The Oracle Gutter Brawlers – 86 points


JameokeIt was an evening of bowling, networking, laughing and singing. Yes, by popular demand, Jameoke was back, lead by Stephen from Mob4Hire! “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” was a crowd favourite once again.

Thank you to our sponsors. Without you, these great events would not be possible. Special thanks to Symbian for the bowling team T-shirts!

Please see video coverage of the event! WIP Jam Dev Program Bowling Smackdown

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WIPJAM Bowling SmackDown

Only one more sleep before WIPJam and SmackDown Bowling & Jameoke!

We are pleased to announce the following teams and their captains:

Lane & Team Captain

1. The ACCESS ‘King Pins’- Jimmy ‘Ninja’ Della

2. The Sony Ericsson ‘High Rollers’- Eric ‘Madness’ Ang

3. The AT&T ‘ATTackers’- Amy ‘Boom Boom’ Law

4. The Symbian ‘Sizzlers’- Paul ‘Rabble Rouser’ Jarratt

5. The Blackberry ‘Bruisers’- Mike ‘Stinger’ Kirkup

6. The Oracle ‘Gutter Brawlers’- Steve ‘The Body’ Cull

7. The Microsoft ‘The Incredibowls’- Kevin ‘Killer’ McGuire

8. The Orange ‘Krushers’- Steve ‘Yankee’ Glagow

9. The OMTP ‘Surfers’- Tim ‘ Eat my Dust’ Haysom

10. The Sun ‘Hyper Strikers’- Yael ‘Twinkle Toes’ Wagner

It is going to be a fabulous event.  You have to be a registered Jam’er and must attend WIPJAM to get your intive to this  once in a lifetime chance to “BOWL with the Developer Programs”!

Transportation and location hints for the SmackDown: Shuttles are available to the RIO from the Paris and the Harris. Once you are at the RIO, Lucky Strikes is located across from the Carnival World Buffet! 

Jam on!

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AT&T devCentral Fast-Pitch 2009 Platinum Awards

Another Contest!


Don’t miss your chance to pitch your cutting-edge mobile app, service, or content to AT&T for a chance to win a share of $70,000 in cash prizes, the opportunity to go-to-market with AT&T, and the coveted title of 2009 Fast-Pitch Platinum Award winner.

devCentral, the AT&T Developer Program, will be hosting the Fast-Pitch Platinum Awards for consumer and enterprise developers at CTIA Wireless at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 1-3, 2009. These awards are designed to recognize the innovation, creativity, and skill of the mobile development community.

Submissions for the contest are due by 11:59:59 PM Pacific Time, March 10, 2009. Learn more about the awards and enter soon!

To ensure consideration, it is highly encouraged that you enter the contest now even if you are not ready to submit your full application yet. You can then return to the Fast-Pitch registration site to submit your application before the entry deadline of 11:59:59 PM Pacific Time, March 10, 2009.

Selected contest entrants will pitch and demonstrate their solutions to a panel of AT&T decision makers in a private meeting at CTIA Wireless 2009 in Las Vegas.

Go to the Fast-Pitch registration site for complete contest rules, descriptions and details for consumer and enterprise categories, and to sign up!

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Sierra Wireless and Wavefront Announce Winners of Developer Program

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Sierra Wireless (SW:TO, SWIR:NASDAQ) and Wavefront, the community-based commercialization center for B.C.’s 1,000 wireless and new media development companies, announce the winners of the Sierra Wireless – Wavefront Developer Program. 

The Sierra Wireless - Wavefront Developer Program was established to find best-in-class enterprise or consumer applications that take advantage of the mobile broadband and GPS capabilities built into Sierra Wireless PC cards, ExpressCards, and USB modems. Finalists created working prototypes and a team of six judges, including Parm Sandhu, TELUS; James Maynard, Wavefront; David Sonnen, Integrated Spatial Solutions, Inc (ISSI); Ed Schmit, AT&T; Steve Blaine, Sierra Wireless; and Trent Punnett, Sierra Wireless, chose the best-in-class winners. 

Apisphere, Inc ( of Berkeley, CA: Apisphere for Outlook is a location-aware plug-in that enables Sierra Wireless users to automatically send and receive location-smart messages to their mobile devices and laptops based on their Outlook calendar and location.

Clevest Solutions Inc. ( of Richmond, BC: Clevest Solutions Inc, the world’s fastest growing mobile solutions provider for utilities, has developed a new breed of Mobile Field Force Optimization Solution for mobile workforces by integrating and leveraging the power of GPS/Automatic Vehicle Location, GIS Maps, Scheduling, Dispatch, patented and configurable forms, validations, and workflows.

Livecast ( of Vancouver, BC: Livecast lets you stream live video from your mobile device or laptop to anyone connected to the web, instantly.

Telogis Inc. ( of Irvine, CA: Telogis WorkForce, built for the utility industry, is a GPS management application for laptops with connected navigation, satellite imagery, and custom map layers.

Whitenoise Labs ( of Vancouver, BC: Whitenoise Labs has created Dynamic Identity Verification and Authentication [DIVA], a bullet-proof identity theft protection protocol for mobile wireless networks providing continuous and accurate identification of a network user throughout a session, 100% accurate intrusion detection against cyber-crime, and automatic denial of network access to hackers and thieves: this is imperative for securing networks and critical infrastructures.

More on the contest is here:

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