Free Widgets Workshop From Vodafone at Mobile World Congress 2010, Barcelona

One of the most exciting technologies to arrive in the mobile arena lately is Widgets. If you don't know the name, think applications that live on your mobile device, that can look like native applications but are run using a browser rendering engine (with no browser chrome) and which are made using the Open Web technologies HTML, CSS, JavaScript and SVG.

On Monday, February 15, during Mobile World Congress 2010, Barcelona, Vodafone will host the 360 Developer Conference. This is a chance to learn how to make Widgets and how you can be rewarded for them by selling them through Vodafone's app store.



					<ul>12:45 – 13:00 Delegates Arrive</ul>
					<ul>13:00 – 13:05 Welcome</ul>
					<ul>13:05 – 13:30 Discover Vodafone 360</ul>
					<ul>13:30 – 13:50 Vodafone 360 for Developers</ul>
					<ul>13:50 – 14:15 Cross Platform Development</ul>
					<ul>14:45 – 15:15 Developer Showcase</ul>

					<ul>15:15 – 15:40 Panel: It&#39;s Not Easy Developing for Mobile</ul>
					<ul>15:40 – 16:05 Unpanel: Ask the Experts</ul>

					<ul>16:15 – 17:15 Publication, Porting and Tools</ul>
					<ul>16:15 – 17:15 Creating a Great User Experience</ul>


Apply for free tickets from Vodafone

More Widgets resources

If you're not going to be around Barcelona to attend, dev.O has plenty of resources to get you up to speed. I recommend beginning with Creating your first Opera widget and progressing from there. You'll also find some resources on the Betavine site. has hundreds of Widgets you can try out on your phone, desktop or Web-enabled TV.

The W3C Widget Packaging and Configuration specificaton details the method of packing Widgets for distribution.