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Kii Brings Mobile App Developers Center Stage at CES 2013
By: Business Wire
Jan. 8, 2013 09:30 AM
Kii Corp. is bringing together mobile developers at CES 2013 by sponsoring MoDev’s inaugural Hackathon to find the hottest new apps and featuring a special CEA Developer University presentation that shares secrets on how to create mobile apps in the cloud. At the show, developers can try the recently launched Kii Cloud, a mobile cloud backend service to help developers quickly bring their apps to market, which currently hosts over 25 million end users.
Developers at CES 2013 will use Kii Cloud to rapidly develop and launch cloud-based mobile applications. They will be able to focus on making their applications compelling, while letting Kii Cloud take care of the infrastructure part of app development. Joining forces with sponsors Samsung, Sony, Facebook and Microsoft, Kii gives developers a venue to learn about the latest mobile development technologies and a chance to win some incredible prizes just for doing what they love — making cool apps.
“With the explosive growth in mobile application usage, there’s tremendous opportunity for developers to create new applications that change how we interact with each other and how we conduct our daily lives,” said Yuan Weigel, vice president of marketing at Kii Corp. “Because CES has always been at the forefront of the coolest new technologies, it’s the ideal venue to showcase the talents and innovation of up-and-coming and established mobile developers alike. We’re thrilled to partner with CEA to show developers how effortless Kii makes it to turn their vision into reality.”
Wednesday, January 9, 2013; 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4303
During the CEA MoDev Hackathon, developers compete on the world’s technology stage at CES. The competition features 25 teams of up to 4 people competing for glory and over $40,000 in cash and prizes. This special event is a live competition to see who’s got the best app idea and the skills to bring it to life in just one day. Participants will get the chance to use the new Kii Cloud.
“Mobile Development and the Cloud” by Chris Beauchamp, Kii
Thursday, January 10, 2013; 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S228
In this free session, mobile development expert Chris Beauchamp will cover the evolution of mobile development and the emergence of new platform opportunities for developers. This will be a technical overview of mobile cloud offerings and will explain how developers can take advantage of mobile backend-as-a-service technologies to rapidly develop cloud-based mobile apps.
Returning for a second year, CES Developer University provides app developers the opportunity to learn about the new advancements from manufacturers and platform developers. Developer University is free to attendees and allows for app developers to meet the widest array of platform developers, see live demos and make important business connections.
About Kii Corporation
Kii Corporation was formed in July 2010 as the result of the merger of Servo Software and Synclore Corporation, leaders in the Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) space. The company’s core offering, Kii Platform, is a unique combination of cloud technology, distribution services and an early-stage investment fund designed to help mobile app developers monetize and grow their business. Kii is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices in San Mateo, California; Hong Kong; and Shenzhen, China, and today employs more than 100 engineers and business professionals around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.kii.com.
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Tags: Kii Corporation, Kii Cloud, CES, 2013 International CES, Hackathon, CEA Developer University, mobile, cloud based mobile applications, mobile application developer, MBaaS, mobile backend as a service, Kii Capital, Kii Partners, cloud
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