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SpringStage and Big in Japan Invite Developers to AndroidDevCamp Dallas, October 25, 2008


SpringStage, a nationwide startup network, and Big in Japan, the developer of the ShopSavvy™ application for Google Android phones, are joining forces to present the first AndroidDevCamp in Dallas this Saturday, October 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“October 25 is the first Saturday after the release of the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1,” said Alexander Muse, a co-founder of both SpringStage and Big in Japan. “So it’s the perfect time for developers to learn about the open-source Android platform and to begin working on new applications for it. The power of Android isn’t grounded in a particular carrier or handset maker; instead, the power of Android comes from you -- the developer.”

The event will feature presentations on:

-- How to get started on Android;
-- Google’s Android Developers Challenge I and II;
-- Lessons learned in the development of ShopSavvy; and
-- Understanding Android fundamentals.

The event will include breakout sessions where developers can share ideas and form working groups to begin building Android applications.

“We want to have more entrants in the Android Developers Challenge II from Dallas than from any other city,” said Muse. “This event gives us a head start.”

The event will be held in the offices of Architel, a startup incubator, at the Infomart, 1950 Stemmons Freeway, Suite 2022, Dallas, Texas 75207. For more information or to register for the event, visit

In addition to the Dallas event, SpringStage and Big in Japan are working to assist with the organization of AndroidDevCamp events in other cities worldwide.

About SpringStage

SpringStage is a network of community catalysts who are in tune with their local entrepreneurship and startup scenes. The network will formally launch in early 2009. For now, we’re starting with a network of blogs that our catalysts use to begin engaging their communities. Learn more at and

About Big in Japan

Big in Japan Inc. is a Dallas-based idea factory for mobile applications, building software for the Android platform and Apple’s iPhone. Big in Japan’s ShopSavvy™, a comparison shopping application, is now available on the T-Mobile G1. For more information about Big in Japan, visit the company’s Web site at

About Architel

Dallas-based Architel is an IT infrastructure outsourcing company focused on medium-sized businesses in north Texas. Architel offers managed outsourcing for a flat monthly fee, providing clients a turnkey solution to their IT headaches and a compelling alternative to traditional outsourcing services. Architel is an investor in early-stage, Dallas-based technology companies including ServiceGuy and Whitebox. Visit for more information.



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