How To Build More Efficient Mobile Apps White Paper A Collaboration Between Facebook, Qualcomm & Ericsson

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In August 2013, a coalition of leading technology companies announced the launch of, a global effort to make affordable Internet access available to the next 5 billion people. The founding partners were Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, and Samsung.

Three companies, Facebook, Qualcomm, and Ericsson, have collaborated on a new 70-page white paper on building efficient apps. is modeled on the successful Open Compute Project, “an industry-wide initiative that has lowered the costs of cloud computing by making hardware designs more efficient and innovative,” according to a press release from Facebook.

The new organization will focus on three challenges:

  1. Making access more affordable
  2. Using data more efficiently
  3. Helping businesses drive access

The first half of the white paper examines how Facebook has approached the problem of building more efficient technologies to connect over 1 billion users. There is information on data center infrastructure, tools that Facebook has developed for creating more efficient apps, and a discussion of how Facebook can be placed on every phone as a common platform.

In the second half of the paper, Qualcomm explains how they will meet the “1000x Challenge” – their goal of expanding wireless capacity by 1,000 times over the next ten years.

In the final offering of the white paper, Ericsson writes about improving mobile broadband networks, a necessity because of the rapid uptake of smartphones around the world.

This white paper is fairly technical, so it will interest programmers and information architects.

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Gary Woodill is a senior analyst with Float, as well as CEO of i5 Research. Gary conducts research and market analyses, as well as assessments and forecasting for emerging technologies. Gary is the co-editor of "Mastering Mobile Learning," author of “The Mobile Learning Edge,” and the co-author of “Training and Collaboration with Virtual Worlds.” He also presents at conferences and is the author of numerous articles and research reports on emerging learning technologies. Gary holds a doctor of education degree from the University of Toronto.

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One Response to How To Build More Efficient Mobile Apps

  1. Mayur says:

    A very nice step from these tech giants, I wish they will get success into their mission.

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