ESPer2008 conference has been held with 100+ attendees in Shinagawa, Tokyo at 14th September 2008. ESPer is a conference held by alumni of the Mitoh software grant (Exploratory Software Project) (in English). The Mitoh is a grant by Japanese government which is given to individual software developers. There are around thousand Mitoh alumni in Japan… Continue reading A report of ESPer2008 conference
Wall Street Journal reported about how iPhone is not going well in Japan market. Like elsewhere, Japanese consumers lined up at stores in advance of the phone’s release on July 11, and many locations sold out almost immediately. Well, in Japan, the hype was somehow “produced”. As far as I heard, Softbank gathered 1,500 iPhone… Continue reading Is iPhone App Store really unique and advanced?
Today we have many mobile devices that can access to the internet thorugh it’s wi-fi function or cellular data network. Here is a summary for number of sales of major devices; Global market and Japanese market. ■Global Market iPhone 3G 3mil.（ As of Aug. 11） Source: 1 iPhone (2G+3G） 8mil.（ As of Sep.1） Source: 1… Continue reading A Summary of Sales Situation of Mobile Devices: Global and Japanese Market
Our iPong article was referred to from all over the globe, and that made us realize how hot a topic the iPhone and its application development is. So, today I introduce another iPhone (non-authorized) app by a Japanese developer, the iPhone Abacus. Sorry for my ignorance, I do not know to what extent abaci are… Continue reading iPhone Abacus, old wine in a new bottle
iPhone 3G provided by Softbank on coming 11th July will be the first iPhone in Japan. Since Jobs’ announcement, there are bunch of Japanese medias and blogs have been discussing if iPhone 3G is worth buying. To clarify how iPhone and the latest Japanese cellphones spec are different, Asiajin called for comments on what functionalities… Continue reading Face Off: iPhone 3G and Japanese cellphones
Softbank announced that they agreed with Apple to sell the iPhone in Japan. SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp. today announced it has signed an agreement with Apple® to bring the iPhone™ to Japan later this year. Masayoshi SON, president of Softbank and investor of Yahoo! Japan, Alibaba, etc. attended the conference during Steve Jobs announced the iPhone… Continue reading iPhone sold from the 3rd player Softbank in Japan