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.