Microsoft’s Mobile App Showdown at SXSW

March 14, 2011

12:00 pm

With the launch of the Windows Phone 7 last year (we hosted preview events in Chicago and DC) we are excited to be working with Microsoft at SXSW for the second straight year. Last night they hosted a Mobile App Smackdown developer competition at our Tech Cocktail SXSW event–think Iron Chef meets mobile development.

Working in partnership with Cooliris’s LiveShare service, developers on three platforms, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7 hacked away for the duration of the event. At the conclusion, they previewed what they were able to create on each platform in just a few hours time.

The developers represent three prominent mobile application companies: Clarity Consulting, Cynergy Systems, and Touch Titans.

Ben Farmer – Clarity Consulting (Windows Phone)
Nathanael De Jager – Cynergy Systems (iPhone)
Kirk Ballou – Touch Titans (Android)

It turned out to be a really awesome event.  These developers cooked up some very clever apps live at Tech Cocktail SXSW presented by LiveShare from Cooliris, which we will be sharing via video in an upcoming post.  Stay tuned!

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.

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