Sunday, November 11, 2007

Mobile Barcode Camp A Tremendous Success

Saturday November 10th was the highly anticipated Mobile Barcode Camp in New York City. The event was a tremendous success and brought together over 200 participants including industry giant Google, European carrier Orange, handset manufacturer Nokia, mobile marketing powerhouse m-Blox, mobile code-reading companies Nextcode, Scanbuy, Shotcode, and
many more.

The event's organizer, David Harper, is the founder of Winksite and the co-founder of Mobile Monday NY. According to Mr. Harper, "Mobile Barcode Camp brings together mobile enthusiasts, explorers, authors, designers, architects, producers and professionals in North America to share the current state and their visions for the future direction of mobile barcodes and other cellphone-readable physical hyperlinks. Mobile Barcode Camp hopes to support the many voices helping to unlock the potential of a truly digital life."

Covered during the Mobile Barcode Camp included such topics as:

* Is Mainstream America Ready for Barcodes? The Convergence of "Realspace" and "Mobilespace. Discussion led by David Harper, Founder, Winksite.

* Android's open source barcode reader, with Sean Owen from Google.

Barcoding at Orange and partnership opportunities: an overview of what Orange does in barcodes, and information about programs they have set up to help developers get their apps to work in the hands of users. Lecture lead by Benoit de Boursetty, Direct Wireless Business Developer, France Telecom, North America.

* Moving Code Scanning from Potential to Profit. Standards to Build a New Industry, led by Jim Levinger, CEO, Nextcode.

Special thanks to JP for attending Saturday's Mobile Barcode Camp in New York City and for providing the great pictures.

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Anonymous Jim Levinger said...

I agree that this event was a big achievement and a step forward for the mobile barcode reading industry. At Nextcode, we have been promoting the potential of code scanning for years. It was great to see Google, Orange and many others taking steps to move forward and bring this to mass consumers. This market is still in its infancy, lets keep talking and I hope this is the first of many such events.

5:14 AM  
Blogger streetstylz said...

Mr. Levinger,

Thank you very much for visiting my blog and for the comment. I wish I would have been able to attend the NYC Mobile Barcode Camp. Perhaps next time. My friend JP was able to attend and said he had a great time meeting everyone and partaking in the event.

Nextcode is a great company and a true leader in the mobile code reading space.

Best regards,

2:30 PM  

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