Community-Led tiTokyo Conference in Japan Was a Sold-Out Success With Over 200 Mobile Developer Attendees and Participants From Major Japanese Enterprises
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwire – Feb 22, 2013) – Appcelerator®, the leading mobile platform, is pleased to announce the success of its first community-organized conference in Japan, tiTokyo, on February 16, 2013. Situated in the heart of Tokyo and the first of its kind, tiTokyo attracted over two hundred developers for an all-day event focused on mobile innovation. Sponsored by Appcelerator and automotive supplier DENSO Corp., the conference included talks from Appcelerator CEO Jeff Haynie, DENSO ICT General Manager Toshihide Takechi, SOASTA CEO Tom Lounibos, LANICA Co-Founder Kota Iguchi, and Appcelerator Platform Evangelist Ricardo Alcocer.
Keynoting the conference, Jeff Haynie, Appcelerator CEO, emphasized the speed at which mobile is disrupting everything, from business models to customer relationships to technology requirements. This is particularly true as enterprises awaken to ‘what’s possible’ only in the rich, diverse context of mobile. Haynie also reflected on the astounding accomplishments and innovations of the over 425,000 mobile developers in the Appcelerator developer community, celebrating that there were 30,000 new mobile apps built on Titanium® in 2012 alone, as well as that 10% of the world’s smartphones are using a Titanium powered app.
“The Titanium Japanese community is incredible. I am inspired by the passionate and creative entrepreneurs that I met at the tiTokyo conference,” said Appcelerator CEO Jeff Haynie. “Titanium Japanese developers are transforming the world with their innovative mobile apps, and Appcelerator is honored to empower them with our solutions.”
tiTokyo conference sponsor, DENSO is a global supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems and components, headquartered in Japan. Appcelerator and DENSO have partnered to create a development solution for in-car applications that are fully integrated with vehicle information systems. Integrating the capabilities of a leading automotive telematics provider and a proven mobile platform, this partnership enables the automotive industry to create compelling user experiences in an in-car environment.
“Mobile technologies are becoming increasingly important components of automotive telematics solutions. DENSO was proud to be a sponsor of tiTokyo, which brought together some of the best minds in mobile development,” said Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, executive director for DENSO Corp. “In partnership with Appcelerator and Titanium mobile developers, we will empower the automotive industry to deliver the richest in-car applications while maintaining the highest safety precautions for our customers.”
DENSO and Appcelerator previously announced the Appcelerator DENSO NaviBridge Challenge to encourage Titanium developers to improve driving safety for mobile users by allowing them to push navigation pins to their in-dash displays instead of their hand-held mobile devices by integrating with DENSO’s NaviBridge module. Read more about it here: http://www.appcelerator.com/denso-navibridge-challenge/.
Appcelerator is the mobile development platform of choice for thousands of enterprises including eBay, Merck, Mitsubishi Electric, NBC, PayPal and Ray-Ban, as they become mobile-first organizations. With more than 50,000 mobile applications deployed on over 115 million devices, Appcelerator’s award-winning open source development platform, Titanium, and robust Appcelerator enterprise platform are used to create native apps across multiple devices including iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry, as well as hybrid and HTML5 mobile web. Customers who standardize on Appcelerator’s solutions get to market 70 percent faster and achieve a significant competitive advantage. Appcelerator’s worldwide ecosystem includes 425,000 mobile developers and hundreds of ISVs and strategic partners including SAP and Cognizant. For more information visit www.appcelerator.com
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DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electric, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 35 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 120,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, totaled US$38.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.5 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.
In North America, DENSO’s consolidated sales totaled US$6.2 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012. The North American DENSO Group employs more than 14,000 people at 28 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 26 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.