IPHONE DEVELOPERS will be getting a warm welcome at next year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) after organisers announced that it has partnered with Macworld Mobile for the event.
The announcement means that there will be a whole day of events supporting IOS developers including seminars and training. It also serves as a milestone in the maturity and success that Apple's IOS has enjoyed over the past two years, as developers clamour to get applications out the door.
GSMA, the organisers behind MWC, said that it also managed to rope in Blackberry maker Research In Motion and Palm as partners for the Application Developer Conference. However given the footholds that Apple's IOS and Google's Android have, it is likely that most developers will be heading to IOS related events.
CEO of IDG World Expo, Mary Dolaher, spoke of the opportunities that the event will bring for developers. "At Mobile World Congress, we will help international Ios developers to strengthen their skills, as well as facilitate connections with other developers and the worldwide audience of mobile decision makers who attend."
Events such as this will help Apple's IOS remain competitive as the number of Android devices grows rapidly with the number of devices directly related to the potential market for any application. Google holds many events all around the world to promote its open source operating system and, while Apple does have an active development community, it risks defections should Android continue its rise to prominence unabated.
The next MWC will be held during 14-17 February 2011 in Barcelona and will be the scene for many mobile phone announcements. µ
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