Farewell O2 Litmus!

On June 17, 2011, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

So a little personal milestone this week. As BlueVia builds momentum we are ensuring we tidy up the developer platforms that Telefonica has launched over the last few years to deliver one consistent and global developer story. During our experimental stage, Telefonica launched developer programs in the UK (O2 Litmus), Spain…

O2 Litmus is changing

On January 27, 2011, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

Today Elayne delivered our first webinar explaining how the recent launch of BlueVia will effect O2 UK’s incumbent developer program, O2 Litmus. The slides from the webinar are embedded below: O2 Litmus is Changing: Find out about BlueVia View more presentations from BlueVia. To summerise, BlueVia already offers significant improvements over O2…

@Mobile, Edinburgh Recordings [Video & Audio]

A while back I had the pleasure of speaking at @Mobile held at the Edinburgh School of Informatics. You can read my write up here. The full channel with the recordings from the whole event is here. I’ve embedded my talk and the Q&A below.

VIDEO: O2 UK CTO speaking @ Planet of the Apps 2010

On November 18, 2010, Posted by , In News, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Just to draw your attention to a recent talk delivered by Derek McManus, CTO of O2 UK at the ‘Planet of the Apps‘ conference in London (note the link goes to the 2011 show site, I can’t seem to find any archive content from the recent event, which is a…

@Mobile, Edinburgh School of Informatics Write Up

Yesterday I was kindly invited up to Edinburgh by the Interactive Scotland team Alisdair, Debbie and Anna-Marie to speak at their @Mobile event, hosted at the Edinburgh School of Informatics. There was a good healthy turnout with around 80 people in the room. First up we heard from Jim Morish…

#Blue video from Mobile 2.0

On September 29, 2010, Posted by , In News, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Below a video showcasing #Blue, a new API released by O2 UK with support from O2 Litmus. The clip also describes how developers have taken the raw API and built new services like SMS Owl. We gave the video its glitsey world premier at the recent Mobile 2.0 conference in San Francisco. Would love…

Why Mobile Operators have a crucial role to play in the second wave of “smart” apps

The following post is a reproduction of my guest blog on VisionMobile.com – please see here for the original. The noise level around Apps and App Stores has reached saturation point. Every day a new launch, a new report, or a new statistic hits the newswires. We have passed the…

Debi Jones joins the team

On February 15, 2010, Posted by , In News, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A quick introductory post to formally welcome Debi Jones to the Telefonica Developer Community team. Debi’s role will be to lead the editorial and community management strategy, to fuel our growing ambition in the Developer space. Many of you will already know Debi, and you can see her work on…

Hectic start to 2010

On February 9, 2010, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With No Comments

Next week brings the daddy of all mobile related events, Mobile World Congress. I’m aiming to write throughout the week at MWC, as I did in 2009, but who knows if those good intentions will be delivered upon! I definitely will be glued to Twitter, so be sure to follow me…

Making sense of a fragmented world; Developer Economics 2010 and Beyond

On January 28, 2010, Posted by , In News, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Since I first starting working on the O2 Litmus concept back in early 2008, I have always tried to ensure our strategy and plans have been under pinned by a clear understanding of both developer needs, and the requirements of O2’s customers. To date we have conducted four major pieces of developer & customer research in…