Steve Elfman will respond to questions about the growth potential of wireless data and the value of delivering customers a Web 2.0 experience on their mobile devices today. He also will share insights from his keynote at the 8th annual Application Developer Conference, which is being held on Dec. 10-12.
Steve Elfman : We don't have immediate plans , we are evaluating several options now. However, being more Open and providing tools for discovery (Search for instance) we expect developers will be able to get access to our consumer base.
Steve Elfman : We have announced and launched a dual mode aircard giving access on your laptop to th web. We have not announced any specific WIMAX devices - stay tuned.
Steve Elfman : We will have enhanced "cool" API's that will provide capabilities such as : Customer status, location, preferences, specific Sprint customer insight. You will begin to see this in '09 on the Sprint Titan platform.
Steve Elfman : For Instinct Launch we needed to move quickly for competitive reasons. However thru PDP we do provide access to all API's on the handset. The Platform enablers that we announced yesterday Ulocate and Wavemarket don't require PDP to participate. more info can be found on http://developer.sprint.com
Steve Elfman : We have heard that - and btw, I was on the other side and had to have games developed for many - so we are working on reducing the variability.
Steve Elfman : We have been looking at options, but think that investing more in being open makes most sense - so we will provide more choice for storefront apps.
Steve Elfman : So > 95% of the applicants have been accepted. If you have ideas for streamlining we are all ears.
Steve Elfman : GPS rules are govened by privacy - the enablers program is another approach for you to have access to LBS - on the instinct
Steve Elfman : Great example of a 3rd party storefront - this is Open - try doing this on an iphone
Steve Elfman : Yes - we are planning on a storefront for Sprint Titan content.
Steve Elfman : Well it won't cost you $5000 and you can get on the Digital lounge - but the issue is there are lots and lots that are in the Queue - so not as fast as an Open environement.
Steve Elfman : Majority of Power Vision and Iden devices support MVM. We will continue as we launch new devices.
Steve Elfman : We are currently evaluating this as we bring Femtocells to market.
Steve Elfman : Indeed - Sprint Titan platform - developers can leverage existing code that will be available opensource. A developer can borrow and share code to build apps. We will also be developing a sandbox for developers for free - yay
Steve Elfman : Not currently - stay tuned
Steve Elfman : We were really excited about this. YEs we are working on a set of LBS API's
Steve Elfman : We have plans to pursue Android, but it is not an or condition but rather and And
Steve Elfman : Instinct is our leading data centric device that has driven data adoption. With latest software release - Instinct supports running most java apps.
Steve Elfman : good question - stay tuned
Steve Elfman : Under development
Steve Elfman : There is a free uploader supporting both CDMA and IDEN available on the ADP website.
Steve Elfman : Sprint Titan enables features not supported on Windows Mobile out of the box, we will be deployuing on other platforms going fwd.
Steve Elfman : Its $5k/yr + $1k per app. Take a look at developer.sprint.com for the details.
Steve Elfman : We r looking at enabling downloads from any website and also enabling Push to talk in the Java App.
Steve Elfman : This is a good question - we are contemplating this right now. No answer today
Steve Elfman : I think we have answered this. There are other 3rd party sites to allow free content to customers - not something we have immediate plans to offer.
Steve Elfman : We are not announcing our specific roadmap and timing.
Steve Elfman : Sprint Titan offers a development environment that mirrors the desktop. Web development and java script are your friends. go to developer website for more details
Steve Elfman : good question - currently Privacy laws make this difficult to make available.