Interactive 3D iPad App for e-G8 Forum Provides Touchscreen View of Leaders of the Digital Economy
Mobile Network Group, BeTomorrow, and Moben Fact
Deliver First Global Digital Forum iPad App
FOR RELEASE ON: WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
PARIS - Mobile Network Group (MNG), a full-service and first publicly listed French mobile marketing company, today announced the launch of the iPad app for the e-G8 Forum (ww.eg8forum.com), a summit on the global digital economy launched by French president Nicolas Sarkozy in the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris on May 24-25, prior to the G8 Summit to be held in Deauville on May 26-27. The iPad app is the first to be created specifically for a global digital forum, and was created in conjunction with fellow French mobile developer firms BeTomorrow and Moben Fact. The e-G8 Forum iPad app can be downloaded from http://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/eg8/id439290538?mt=8.
The e-G8 Forum iPad app enables users to survey data on Internet penetration and usage from all G20 countries, and provides information on the key figures in the Internet economy of each nation, as well as the full program of the e-G8 Forum, including streaming video, photos, and background information on the summit. Prominent Internet leaders - including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg; Google's Eric Schmidt, and Amazon.com's Jeffrey Bezos - will speak on the Internet's impact on the global economy and society. Panelists will also address the social and political issues that underlie the development of digital technologies, including privacy rights, intellectual property, human rights and democratization through information.
The app's innovative interface uses an innovative 3D globe that rotates from country to country, displaying data on Internet population, social networks, and other usage patterns. Information relating to statistics appear as arcs that visualize dynamic trends in the global Internet economy. Other indicators gradually expand the app later in the year at the G20 summit meetings.
Bernard Benhamou, delegate on Internet Usage in the Ministry of Research and Ministry of Industry, said, "We wanted the e-G8 players to have an innovative tool to learn about developments in their sector, and we are pleased to have appealed to companies who are inventing the future of mobile interfaces to create this application."
The e-G8 Forum application data was developed under the Mobile Portal Proxima, the first European citizen service on mobile devices.
About Mobile Network Group
Founded in 2011 by three entrepreneurs, Mobile Network Group is poised to revolutionize the field of mobile marketing and advertising, and offers a unique service to companies and advertisers. Mobile Network Group (Euronext: MLMNG) is the first mobile marketing firm to float a public issue on the French stock exchange. The company is led by Paul Amsellem, president, who was founder of PhoneValley and Adenyo; Cedric Moreteau, CEO, who is head of Nemo Agency, and Pascal Chevalier, investor and board member, who is president of Netbooster. For more information, please visit the company web site at www.mobilenetworkgroup.com.
Based in Bordeaux, and created in 2002, the 35-person company specializes in creating and developing innovative applications for web, mobile and TV.
BeTomorrow designs, develops and operates turnkey services, including:
- Real-time 3D simulations for Internet, mobile and TV,
- Interactive web applications and mobile
- Online communities (chat, forums, multiplayer games, applications, user generated content),
- Multiplayer web and mobile games
- Location-based applications
- Interactive TV: 3D graphics and information.
Some examples of products include:
- RocketBird (http://apps.facebook.com/rocket-bird/): 3D game available for iPhone, Windows phone, and Facebook iPad. Over 3 million downloads to date!
- LiveSailing (www.live-sailing.com) solutions for monitoring sports sailing competitions (Olympics Vendee Globe Race of the America ... VolvoOceanRace).
- LiveSkipper (www.liveskipper.com): massively multiplayer game around the sail where the user is able to real skippers in real meteorological conditions.
BeTomorrow customers include: Orange, Vodafone, the America's Cup, Alcatel / Lucent, SFR, Swatch/Omega. For more information, please visit the company web site at http://www.betomorrow.com.
About Moben Fact
Specializing in production enterprise and research, the company designs and develops innovative informational devices, set design and interactive design, human machine interfaces, virtual reality and augmented reality, multimedia installations urban. Moben Fact leverages the foundations of research on intuitive behavioral analysis to both design and develop 2D and 3D interfaces, including graphical, physical, haptic and/or contactless interfaces.
Some examples of productions include:
- Kitsune - an urban mobile browser interface intuitive
- Affective Flesh - behavioral design furniture,
- Permanent Scenography Multimedia Arc de Triomphe (M. Benayoun, C. Girault)
- Emotion Forecast - Weather emotions of the world
- Telescope - Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
For more information, please visit the company web site at http://www.mobenfact.com.
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