Nov 29 2021

The OW2 Quick App Initiative publicly showcased at Open Source Experience

Initiative participants introduced the quick app dynamic to the wider open source ecosystem through a dedicated booth, industry panel and talk. 

Paris, November 29 - November 9-10 saw the OW2 Quick App Initiative showcase at the inaugural Open Source Experience event in Paris. Representatives from the /e/ Foundation, Famobi, FRVR and Huawei jointly animated a booth, industry panel, and conference talk.

The event is one of the largest open source events in Europe, bringing together an eclectic mix of companies, organizations, decision makers and aficionados. This year saw more than 5000 visitors and also hosted Amélie de Montchalin, French Minister of Transformation and Public Services, who announced actions for accelerating the use of open source software within public administrations.

At the initiative booth, Danish headquartered FRVR showcased their amazing quick app, Worlds FRVR, a new block-building sandbox game that has already organically grown to over a million monthly active users across platforms.

“Instant apps at native quality are the inevitable future. There is no longer any technical barrier blocking the magical experiences they can deliver. FRVR supports quick apps because they provide a realistic pathway to that future being fair and equitable for both platforms and developers.” Kester Bishop,  Strategic Projects lead, FRVR

Joining FRVR on the booth, Famobi GmbH, one of Europe’s leading quick app and HTML5 game companies, helped expound the quick app concept to visitors. And both companies, alongside Huawei and luminary Gaël Duval, provided invaluable insight into the need and potential of quick apps to create a new and more sovereign app ecosystem in Europe during the panel discussion.

“Times have changed and we live in a faced paced environment where users look for frictionless, instant access to applications. OSXP gave us the chance to connect with like-minded people in the area of web-technology.  We at Famobi always strive to bring new standards to the market and with the OW2 Quick App Initiative we do it again.” Ilker Aydin, Founder and CEO, Famobi GmbH

To round off the event, Martin Alvarez representing Huawei, gave a “standing room only” talk introducing the concept of mini-apps, the W3C MiniApp working group, and quick apps as an implementation of W3C standards.

OW2 Quick App Initiative participation to this superb event was made possible thanks to the support of Huawei, event Gold sponsor, and its commitment to the open source ecosystem in Europe.

“Huawei is proud to support the OW2 Quick App Initiative. It’s a wonderful example of open discussion and collaboration across domains and borders. Sponsoring the Open Source Experience event allowed us to show our appreciation for the European open source ecosystem, and meet its many unique and varied actors.” Zhao Bo, Director Consumer Business Group, Huawei Europe Standards and Industry Development.

The Open Source Experience caps a fantastic post-launch period for the initiative that saw it gain peer recognition from Systematic’s Hub Open Source, launch an extensive developer portal, talk at 4 conferences, and welcome onboard 2 awesome new participants:
    • Digital privacy and alternative mobile platform proponent e Foundation (France).
    • Smart home interoperability solutions provider, Olisto (Holland).

“Anything that can help the emergence of a new open source standard in mobile application development should be encouraged and supported. This is the reason for our support for the OW2 Quick App Initiative.” Philippe Montargès, President of the Systematic Open Source Hub

“The mobile application ecosystem needs new and independent standards to design faster and easier access to applications. That's the reason why e Foundation supports the MiniApps/Quick Apps initiative that draws a new horizon for app users and publishers.” Gaël Duval, Founder and President, /e/ Foundation

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Contacts
OW2 Management Office  – Catherine Nuel  catherine.nuel@ow2.org
OW2 Quick App Initiative - quickapp-team@ow2.org
                       
- Download the Press Release (PDF) .

- See the article published by Systematic Hub Open Source (in French). 

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