Android conquers at Mobile World Congress
There's no denying that this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was dominated by Google's Android. There were hundreds of them all over the place!
Not to miss out on the fun, Telnic launched .tel Superbook for Android at the show. This new Android version now incorporates the .telpages search engine into the application, meaning that people can both search for and type in a specific .tel domain to look up. Additionally, we refreshed the my.tel for Android and launched a new version of my.tel for the iPhone (remember them?!), all of which are in the relevant app stores and market places.
Stand 1D68 in Hall 1 was pretty much a hive of activity for most of the four days (even though the picture was taken in the calm before the storm!). With 60,000 attendees, up 20% on last year's numbers, it was an extremely busy show. As part of the UK Trade & Investment community at the event, we managed to meet a whole host of companies from hardware manufacturers through to VoIP providers, distributors through to mobile payment providers, infrastructure companies through to developers, all of whom were intrigued by the use of the DNS as a publishing platform. With some, immediate benefits were obvious and we're looking forward to continuing those conversations and making some announcements later in the year as these come to fruition. With others we're sure it will take a little more time as they begin to understand the opportunities and new services that they might provide their customers.
With significant changes in the mobile industry from big players getting together, the demise of Symbian, mass adoption of tablets and new operating systems emerging, discovery becomes an even bigger problem with more devices and more ways of communicating than ever before. This year, many in the mobile telecommunications industry agreed that functionally, .tel is an ideal solution for this problem.