International Apps4all Developers Forum
On April 6th Digital October hosted International Apps4all Developers Forum. It was one of the key events of the mobile applications and devices industry.
More than 500 of the best Russian applications developers and world famous experts got together at the Digital October Center to discuss the prospects of multiplatform applications development and promotion. Among the participants of the event were such companies, operating at it-market, as: Sotal-Interactive (general sponsor), Microsoft Russia (general partner), Intel (innovation partner), MTS (major sponsor), Kapersky Laboratory, Softline, Adobe Systems, Rosnano; authoritative non-governmental organizations, such as Skolokovo Foundation, The USA – Russia Center for Entrepreneurship, Zvorykin Project, Opora Russia.
The event was supported by Russian leading universities (Higher School of Economics, Moscow State University, Bauman Moscow State Technical University). As a part of the Forum preparations, the “IDEA ≥ 1000000” project was organized for a high school students. It was a series of workshops with the leading experts of mobile applications Apps4all developers competition.
The results of Apps4all competition which has started in late December 2011 were summed up at the Forum. As well as award ceremony, organizers of the event offered to the participants an intense business program which consisted of four main sessions: “Global and Russian Telecommunications Markets”, “Russian Developers Community”, “Digital publishing workshop”, “Startup Battle”.
The Forum general sponsor is Sotal-Interactive company, the developer of multiplatform solutions for video-content delivery. Sergey Tatarchenko, CEO of Sotal-Interactive said: “Creative and professionalism as a reaction to users demands – it is the combination that makes possible the achievement of the most serious results. A lot of our projects are already implemented by Beeline, one of the largest operators in Europe. But we don’t want to stop at what we have been already achieved. By our active presence at Apps4All Forum, we are looking forward to give support to talented developers and their bright ideas. In doing so we will contribute to the development of Russian mobile applications market”.
Strategic partners of Apps4all are Moscow Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship and Moscow Fund for Development of Venture Investments.