Singapore, 22nd August 2008 – Local web startup Widgeous (http://widgeo.us) launches their Developer Network – also known as the Widgeous DevNet – today with the aim of increasing engagement efforts with the international developer community. Read more
Reporting from the shores across our causeway, BL (our editor) has travelled to Kuala Lumpur this morning to attend Barcamp Malaysia 2008. He is not the only one, as this event has attracted many Singaporeans to turn up there: the entire team from Widgeous (Ridzuan and U-Zyn), Mohan from E27, Ben Koe, Kelvin Quee, Preetam and Wong Meng Weng (a Singaporean entrepreneur who came back from Silicon Valley). Here are some of the highlights for the event with a short review and pictures from the event. Read more
Kudos to the E27 team, the Unconference Singapore 2008 held in Matrix, Biopolis had been a fantastic and well-organized event. It had an overwhelming turnout, hitting between 200-250 people. From a surprising excellent keynote from Daniel Ingitaraj (Director, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft) to the enthusiastic pitches from many start-ups in the event, it was a gathering of many enthusiastic minds for a growing and emerging Internet industry. Read more
Widgeous is a platform that allows applications and people to communicate via multiple channels like widgets, SMS and Instant Messaging. Co-founded by two young and passionate entrepreneurs, Ridzuan Ashim and Chua U-Zyn, the team recently launched their platform at the Barcamp Singapore II – Maps and Mobile Unconference. So, we took the opportunity to speak to Ridzuan and got him to do an interview with us here in SGE, to tell us more about the story and features of Widgeous together with his thoughts on the trends of building platforms in the Internet. Read more
Finally, the videos for the the Barcamp II – Maps and Mobile Unconference held on 21 May 2008 in NUS Extension, Park Mall are out. The event was organized by the combined team of Singapore PHP User Group, E27 (Garag3) and Barcamp Singapore. The third and final part focus on the Mobile session and the demos presented by Cinepura – iPhone app, TenCube, Widgeous, Mobile Sorcery and VoiceRoute. Read more
From the Tech65 team, here are the highlights of their podcast: Stories this Week: (a) BarcampSingaporeII, (b) Singapore students putting their identities at risk?, (c) StarHub ‘blocking file-share program’ aka BitTorrent, (d) SingTel launches mio TV on Mobile, (e) HTC Touch Diamond launches in Singapore, (f) Asus to embed Linux into all motherboards, (g) MS Office to support outside open formats, (h) Guitar Hero World Tour and finally, byte of The week: Google Browser Sync. Click here for the main podcast of the episode. If you don’t think you have enough, check the additional podcast with the Tech65 interviewing Ridzuan and U-Zyn, the founders of Widgeo.us.
Singapore, 22nd May 2008 – After much anticipation, local startup, Widgeous finally launched during yesterday’s Barcamp Singapore unconference session. Widgeous is a web-based startup focusing on creating a universal cross-medium communications platform. Read more