Live Tweeting from the Verizon Developer Conference #VDC09

July 28, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Events, Mobile

I live tweeted the Verizon Developer Conference today in San Jose.  It was a well-organized event – and as an added bonus, it was free!  There were a lot of familiar and friendly faces at the event, which was also great.  I live tweeted the highlights of the devcon today.  For those of you who still haven’t figured out Twitter, I’ve posted my relevant tweets from the event below.  To see my first tweet of the day, start at the bottom of this post. (Note: Excuse any spelling errors…I’ve kept each of the tweets as-is.)

  • Looks like the verizon contest is blackberry only and app can’t have been available before. #VDCabout 7 hours ago from Gravity
  • VZW offering $50,000 prize for dev contest http://www.applyyourideas.com #VDC #mobileabout 7 hours ago from Gravity
  • @lorifraleigh So articulate, Lori! Looked like 2/3 of the people in the video were women vs only being 1/5 of participants…lol #VDCabout 7 hours ago from Gravity in reply to lorifraleigh
  • RT @lorifraleigh: Verizon gives out backpack with kick ass tools, including a soldering iron at #vdc. No phone included though.about 7 hours ago from Gravity
  • @morganbelford It was in @wipjam. #VDCabout 7 hours ago from Gravity in reply to morganbelford
  • The VZW giveaway has a welding kit inside. Sweet! #VDCabout 7 hours ago from Gravity
  • @motodev You here at #vdc? @lorifraleigh and I were looking for you earlier.about 8 hours ago from web in reply to motodev
  • Anyone have experience with app price testing? Seems to be a tough issue for ISVs to manage. #VDCabout 8 hours ago from web
  • Group convo: 1 guy says micropayments do better in Europe & Asia. Does anyone know why we don’t buy/sell physical goods in US? Legal? #vdcabout 8 hours ago from web
  • Greg Taff says @AKQA is doing interesting things with mobile advertising. #VDCabout 8 hours ago from web
  • People are suggesting services like Ring Leader, Ad Whirl, Tap Joy which aggregates ad networks to give u 100% fill rate on mobile ads. #VDCabout 8 hours ago from web
  • Raj Singh from Skyfire says in-app adds on iPhone did well when linking to other apps in the store. #VDCabout 8 hours ago from web
  • Where are mobile ads going? Greg Tarr from Cross Pacific Capital says they’re rocking in Japan. #vdcabout 8 hours ago from web
  • RT @matthausk: microtransactions coming to BREW #vdc #qualcommabout 8 hours ago from web
  • @EndeavourTech Glad you’re enjoying them. Thanks for reading.about 8 hours ago from web in reply to EndeavourTech
  • At the ‘mobile monetization’ session at #vdcabout 8 hours ago from web
  • Q: Who will b responsible 4 end-user support? A: This a VZW branded storefront, so we are 1st line of defense. We’ll take those calls. #VDCabout 9 hours ago from web
  • RT @matthausk: Verizon app store launch is a good day for the MSFT mobile advertising team, possibly others #vdc – http://bit.ly/11MUmRabout 9 hours ago from web
  • Q: Will you impose regulations on VOIP or Video apps? A: Video apps fine but voice and VOIP apps will be allowed with wifi only. #vdcabout 9 hours ago from web
  • At launch, Verizon will have 5 star reviews of apps available. Recommendations won’t be available at launch. #VDCabout 9 hours ago from web
  • Verizon says they’re open to working with other potential Advertising partners. #VDCabout 10 hours ago from web
  • “We have advertising relationships…ie. Microsoft….We could potentially work w/ those guys to publish an API to put into your app. #VDCabout 10 hours ago from web
  • Q: Do you see Verizon testing as a replacement for real testing? A: TM: No. Some apps will still require platform certification/signing #VDCabout 10 hours ago from web
  • Q: Will you allow deep linking within my app to my other apps w/ in the catalog and my websites? A: Yes #vdcabout 10 hours ago from web
  • Q: Will there be a formal legal review step in the process. A: Yes #vdcabout 10 hours ago from web
  • TM: “We will be looking at apps to make sure we’re not putting illegal content on our app store.” #VDCabout 10 hours ago from web
  • TM: “It is our intention to [eventually] put all the [VCast App] store on all of our platforms.” #VDCabout 10 hours ago from web
  • Verizon is going to get in-app advertising tools to the ecosystem. #vdcabout 10 hours ago from web
  • Verizon says it will be bringing catalog from AppZone and bring it into new V-Cast storefront… Hopefully a bulk transfer #VDCabout 10 hours ago from web
  • Q: “Can we use ur billing mechanism to sell physical goods? Digital goods?” A: Legal issues around physical goods but digital goods ok. #vdcabout 10 hours ago from web
  • Q: “u support subscriptions & returns?” A: won’t launch w/ subscriptions but will support ASAP. They do have way to handle refunds. #vdcabout 10 hours ago from web
  • TM: “JIL content will b merchandised through V-cast store front… Each carrier will have their own storefront 2 merchandise JIL apps.” #VDCabout 10 hours ago from web
  • ? # 2: “What is model around freemium apps?” Answer TM: “That’s okay with us.” Don’t want store w/in store but micropayments okay. #vdcabout 10 hours ago from web
  • ? from the floor: “Are you going to allow apps that compete with VZW’s apps.” LR: “The goal is to allow any type of apps.” #vdcabout 10 hours ago from web
  • LR: “We’re still working on rules & submission process…We don’t want… people coming back & sending us the same app over & over” #vdcabout 10 hours ago from web
  • Larry Rau: Dev portals r important: “We have limited resources. We have limited abilities. It’s important to get developers involved.” #vdcabout 10 hours ago from web
  • RT @jowyang IBM is afraid of Microsoft who is afraid of Google who is afraid of Facebook who is afraid of Twitter who is afraid of whalesabout 10 hours ago from web
  • Twitter search is lagging today… I’m at #vdc and the tweets are showing in search minutes after they’re tweeted.about 10 hours ago from web
  • TM: “We need to bring in the innovation. That’s where the innovation is.” App store way 2 see what’s popular & bring it on deck. #vdcabout 10 hours ago from web
  • RT @paulballen: Gurnani finally answers that “no registration fee for developers” for access to API’s #VDC (via @DeepakDas)about 10 hours ago from web
  • Verizon’s V-cast app store will support free and paid apps. #vdcabout 10 hours ago from web
  • Verizon porting on VCast App store to Windows Mobile after RIM – later this year. #vdcabout 10 hours ago from web
  • Todd Murphy talking about past: “We know it hasn’t been easy to negotiate a contract with us, and we’ve made that easy.” Click wrap! #VDCabout 10 hours ago from web
  • First up – Todd Murphy… #vdcabout 10 hours ago from web
  • @matthausk Charlie, Lori and I are two rows behind you. ;-)about 10 hours ago from web in reply to matthausk
  • @grahamfrench Assumption incorrect, but hey. #vdcabout 10 hours ago from web in reply to grahamfrench
  • Great lunch at #vdc. I’m now sitting with @lorifraleigh and @charliebutt in VDC portal and go to market session. Waiting for it to start.about 10 hours ago from web
  • @devdroid It’s good 2c some gr8 mobile tweeps here. conference content is just okay. Not blown away by any of the announcements yet. #vdcabout 12 hours ago from Gravity in reply to devdroid
  • Wow! ‘R intent is not 2 charge 4 testing & cert…We realize we may b testing the same app over & over, so we may need 2 adjust that.’ #vdcabout 12 hours ago from Gravity
  • @DeepakDas Me too! Lots of talking around topics going on here… #VDCabout 12 hours ago from Gravity in reply to DeepakDas
  • RT @VDCConference: KM: network, devices, apps all must be best, one breaks down, it all goes down. #VDCabout 12 hours ago from Gravity
  • RT @lorifraleigh: Hanging with @lisawhelan at #vdc. A live on stage demo of sdks and tools would be very compelling.about 12 hours ago from Gravity
  • @DeepakDas I think @VDCconference was saying it’s free. @VDCconference – did I understand your tweet correctly? #VDCabout 12 hours ago from Gravity in reply to DeepakDas
  • BH says VCast App store will target RIM, Java, Microsoft, Palm Inc, Brew, and Android #VDCabout 12 hours ago from Gravity
  • RT @VDCConference: Brian Higgins takes stage. #VDCabout 12 hours ago from Gravity
  • @yeswap I bet they’re distributing risk by supporting both w3c & JIL. W3Cs been moving slowly. Maybe competition will speed it up. #VDCabout 12 hours ago from Gravity in reply to yeswap
  • RT @VDCConference: RG: innovation center to open in Silicon Valley to access our engineers later this year. #VDCabout 12 hours ago from Gravity
  • http://tinyurl.com/msu5r5 – 07282009013about 12 hours ago from ShoZu
  • http://tinyurl.com/lkgbuj – Worst slide ever? #VDC – wow… This might be the worst slide I’ve ever seen at a conference. #vdcabout 12 hours ago from ShoZu
  • RT @kristiewells: RT @spam: If you gave your login and password info to TwitViewer, we strongly suggest you change your password now.about 13 hours ago from Gravity
  • @BRIAN_____ I agree- In the long term, the future of mobile apps is improved mobile browsers and discovery. For now, app stores needed. #VDCabout 13 hours ago from Gravity in reply to BRIAN_____
  • Verizon, SoftBank, Vodafone and China Mobile partnering on JIL- single widget platform for ~1B users. #VDC.about 13 hours ago from Gravity
  • @lisawhelan Oops auto complete took over… You know I meant Stratton – not station. #VDCabout 13 hours ago from Gravity in reply to lisawhelan
  • @VDCConference Great! Thanks for clarifying. Looking fwd to hearing more. #VDCabout 13 hours ago from Gravity in reply to VDCConference
  • I think mobile app stores need to learn from the web & make Dev tools for in-store A/B & multivariate testing & behavioral targeting. #VDCabout 13 hours ago from Gravity
  • John Station asking 4 dev feedback on how 2 merchandise apps better. I agree better merchandising needed for discovery on app stores. #VDCabout 13 hours ago from Gravity
  • RT @BradFranklin: RT @VDCConference: VZ: network API will be shared, but need to protect customer first, we’ll walk with devs to figure …about 13 hours ago from Gravity
  • I agree new distribution channels are good but having yet another store submission process to go through stinks for #developers. #VDC.about 14 hours ago from Gravity
  • @MobiMarketing Cool! I didn’t. Thanks for the heads up.about 14 hours ago from Gravity in reply to MobiMarketing
  • 1st question from floor- Does this mean BB App World is devalued x RIM? JB says ‘No’. #VDCabout 14 hours ago from Gravity
  • RIM announces new web SDK and developer Community Partnership w/ Verizon. I’m unclear what that means in terms of real benefit 2 devs. #VDCabout 14 hours ago from Gravity
  • RIM launching new partnership with VZW. I’m hoping he’ll say Devs can submit once & play in both BB App world & VZW but doubt it. #VDCabout 14 hours ago from Gravity
  • Jim Balsillie is up now…Says carriers need to be strategic- not just a pipe. Says RIM supports VZW’s move to app store. #VDCabout 14 hours ago from Gravity
  • Someone should make an app that allows you to amend tweets with hashtags in case you forget them initially or event tags are consolidated.about 14 hours ago from Gravity
  • 70 percent rev share… I wonder if there are fees. App submissions will be accepted within 14th days, which is good. #vdcabout 14 hours ago from Gravity
  • Verizon is launching VCast App Store. Sigh. On device portal + web portal. VZW says Verizon.com is the 26th most trafficed site in US.about 14 hours ago from Gravity
  • Am at Verizon Developer Conference in San Jo- John Station is up first. I’ll be live tweeting the highlights of #vdc.about 14 hours ago from Gravity
  • Heading to the Verizon Developer Conference this morning. #VDCabout 16 hours ago from web
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