apptec EXPO 2012
A new tradeshow dedicated to mobile interactivity for business has been announced. apptec EXPO 2012 is the first trade show exclusively dedicated to apps, app-technologies, solutions and integration for the business sector. The show will be held from 12th to 13th June 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Over 3000 international trade show visitors and 150 specialist suppliers are expected to attend.
The use of mobile applications, known as ‘apps’, has exploded amongst consumers. Apps are small software programs that can be downloaded to smartphones. They are used to personalise and extend the performance of mobile devices.
Train Conductors today typically carry a mobile computer, enabling them to sell tickets and accept card payments. The hardware and software is purpose made with considerable effort. The low production numbers involved result in comparatively high costs.
In contrast, widely available smartphones can be used with a plug-in module that turns them into card payment acceptors. Journey enquiries and ticket sales are processed through the app on the phone and a paper receipt is printed from a mobile printer attached to the operator’s belt, which communicates wirelessly with the app. Because of much higher manufacturing numbers, the cost per unit is significantly lower than a bespoke solution. Furthermore, new functionalities are realised through software updates rather than hardware engineering. This results in capital expenditure savings and higher flexibility.
hf media & events is Europe’s leading trade publisher and trade show organiser in the interactive customer solution market. The company is pleased to announce the launch of apptec EXPO 2012, the first trade show exclusively dedicated to all app-based solutions and technologies for professional use. The event will be held from 12th to 13th June 2012 in central Berlin, Germany. Over 3000 international trade show visitors and over 150 trade exhibitors are expected to participate.
“Apps hold the key to realising interactive customer communication solutions as they enjoy much higher customer acceptance than most other devices,“ commented Jens Schindler, Managing Director of hf media & events. “Companies that succeed in developing business apps that are accepted by customers will be ahead of their peers for a considerable time.”
Thursday, November 24, 2011