snom technology AG (News
), a provider of IP phone systems and related equipment based on SIP technology, has announced
plans to host the snom XML Application World Cup.
This offers a platform for snom users, customers, programmers and fans to develop the most creative and useful XML applications possible using snom's feature-rich suite of desktop phones.
Initially, the company had held its first contest in the year 2007, in which a major number of inspiring applications from Europe had been submitted. This year, the snom XML Application World Cup is going to receive submissions from application developers from all over the world.
The snom 8xx and snom 3xx series phones feature a snom XML minibrowser, which includes a web-programmable interface enabling the users to configure a phone to execute almost any web-based task. The users can deploy the minibrowser to stream their web and video cameras, or even to control power plugs or play games.
"snom has become more than just a maker of phones, and through the XML web interface, we have seen customers and partners do some amazing things with new and unique applications for both entertainment and business," said snom founder and CEO Dr. Christian Stredicke (News
). "We wanted to give everyone a chance to use their talents and creativity to develop a killer app for snom phones. It is a very fun process to see what people come up with, and I think we have some great judges that will put every application through its paces."
The snom XML Application World Cup will have two distinct categories: Lifestyle Applications, covering games and other entertainment-focused applications, and Business Applications, which will include applications used in a business and work flow setting. All submissions will be published based on the GNU General Public License.
The snom XML Application World Cup is going to be held in two distinct categories, which are known as Lifestyle Applications and Business Applications. The former category will cover games and other entertainment-focused applications, while the latter one will include applications used in a business and work flow setting. After the competition, the company will publish all submissions based on the GNU General Public License.
A panel of well known experts in the field will judge the submissions made under the competition. These experts include Matt Marlor, IT manager at the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority; Frank Ochmann, director and moderator at the IP Phone (News
) Forum, Germany; Sandy Gustavsen, IP Telephony Analyst for T3i Group and frequent contributor to TelecomTactics newsletter on TMCnet; Olivier Gerling, CEO of snom France and at last but not the least, Hirosh Dabui, Senior Software Developer of snom and creator of the snom XML minibrowser.
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Edited by Marisa Torrieri