App Planet orbits 2010 Mobile World Congress

The GSM Association announced the launch of its inaugural App Planet event in conjunction with the 2010 Mobile World Congress, which begins Feb. 15 in Barcelona. A series of platform-specific application developer conferences taking place throughout the conference, App Planet promises to focus in-depth on tools, guidance, go-to-market knowledge and community support. The full schedule:

  • Feb. 15: Vodafone 360 Developer Conference, Developer Day hosted by Motodev
  • Feb. 16: BlackBerry Developer Day
  • Feb. 17: Sony Ericsson Creation Day; Google Android Developer Lab
  • Feb. 18: WIPJam Application Developer Conference

In related news, winners of the sixth annual International Mobile Gaming Awards will be announced at Mobile World Congress on Feb. 15. More than 150 entries from 36 countries will compete, with an international panel naming the year's 25 best new mobile games. According to the IMGA, 60 percent of all award entries were iPhone applications, compared to 16 percent last year.

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