Category: Software

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Wholesale Applications Community (WAC)

Posted by Charbax – February 19, 2011

WAC is a consortium of carriers, manufacturers and software solutions providers trying to bring some alternative application marketplace and interoperability for apps on different embedded OS platforms. The apps are written using HTML, CSS and Javascript and once the apps are sent to WAC, they can be distributed wholesale on all the different carriers and gadget makers alternative marketplaces.

App: Endomondo sports tracking community

Posted by Charbax – February 19, 2011 is a sports tracking system, that works on all the major smartphone platforms, and includes an online community, to compare running routes, compare running performances, in any city, you can see an overview of all the people that are running right now, it can also include real-time speech synthesis to read up comments or comparing your running speed with someone else you want to beat in the community.

Hoccer app at Mobile World Congress 2011

Posted by Charbax – February 16, 2011

App to send stuff from one device to another using swipes or movements.

Opera Mini on the iPad

Posted by Charbax – February 14, 2011

Opera is adapting their web browser for tablets, here is their demonstration of Opera Mini running on the iPad. Will Apple allow this in the Apple App Store? To be seen.

Opera Browser for Android Tablets

Posted by Charbax – January 18, 2011

Opera Software is optimizing a version of their Opera Browser for Android Tablets, thus providing some higher resolution user interface features.

Matt Barrie, CEO of at LeWeb 2010

Posted by Charbax – December 15, 2010

If you have an idea to create a competitor to Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia or Google, but you lack the programming talent, you can still do like Kevin Rose did to start, what Steve Jobs did to start Apple and what Bill Gates did to start Microsoft, you can just have someone else do all the programming work for you for cheap! Now that we have the Internet, why not hire someone to do it for those $500 or so that you have been saving up? was started for $200, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer bought DOS for $50'000 from some guy which basically founded Microsoft, Steve Jobs convinced his programming friend Steve Wozniak to code the Apple OS inspired by ideas they got from the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center for "free", some claim Mark Zuckerberg was hired as a freelance programmer for $1000 to program facebook (then possibly to have been called harvardconnection) before he decided it was too good and kept it for himself (something like that).

What do you think of the potential of outsourcing work using or other such online freelancing sites? Can those sites also be used to connect freelancers in your local areas if you want to actually meet the freelancer face to face? What do you think is the potential to create a successful startup based on a small investment through or such site? What do you think is the value of an idea compared to the programming talent necessary to build it? What do you think is the risk of you potentially loosing your idea to a freelancer (like Mark Zuckerberg) if they find out that the idea is too good and they decide to keep it or duplicate it?

Dassault Systems 3D tools for the web at LeWeb 2010

Posted by Charbax – December 11, 2010

This is 3D in the web browser using a plugin. Dassault Systems is providing tools for integrating 3D stuff on the web. presented by Fabrice Lorenceau at LeWeb 2010

Posted by Charbax – December 11, 2010

youfoot lets users organize alternative Football tournaments and ligues, lets users comment and annotate all football matches in real-time. Will eventually integrate live video and audio commentary features. This type of web app has the potential to replace FIFA and UEFA for the organization and communities of Soccer competition. presented by Stéphane Guérin at LeWeb 2010

Posted by Charbax – December 11, 2010

Appoke is a startup that is showcased at the LeWeb 2010 conference in Paris. presented by Jerome Derozard at LeWeb 2010

Posted by Charbax – December 11, 2010

LifeShow player app on Android and is a startup that is showcased at the LeWeb 2010 conference in Paris.