Manfred works in developer relations at GSMA. In his spare time Manfred blogs about topics around APIs and developer evangelism and curates articles for the API Magazine.
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What are you looking forward to most at MWC 2014 and WIPJam?
See what new stuff is announced. But primarily to meet a lot of colleagues and friends. The whole telco and mobile world is in Barcelona at that time. It is always very busy, long work hours, little sleep, hurting feet – but it is a lot of fun and totally worth it.
What makes Mobile World Congress a ‘can’t miss!’ event?
The above reasons and I simply find the whole mobile industry very fascinating. MWC seems to be the one event where all these players come together in one place.
What is your favorite app and why?
There are several utilities and messaging apps I really like and use regularly. One app that stands out is Musclecar Online. It is not particularly good (sorry) – but I have a little story around it: I was in a pub in London with my brother. We were bored (geeks…) and decided to search for a multiplayer car game. We found that and played it for several hours; in that pub…
Why should developers take a look at the tools, APIs, SDKs that you have to offer?
The GSMA is an association that represents the operators and other players in the mobile industry. Especially operators have very valuable assets, technologies and services, particularly when these are related to their network capabilities.
Our partners provide various useful APIs and services around mobile identity, in-app billing via the operator bill, rich communications, NFC or mobile commerce.
You can find more details and technical resources on our website which we specifically built for the WIPJam event: http://www.gsma.com/wipjam/