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Oracle Corporation

September 18, 2013 02:00 ET

Orange Poland Announces Winner of Hack-a-Thon for Mobile Application Development Leveraging the Orange Poland Network

Winning Application Developed on Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper and Oracle Communications Converged Application Server

ROME, ITALY--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2013) - SDP GLOBAL SUMMIT -- Oracle (NYSE: ORCL)

News Summary
Orange Poland and Poland's capital city, Warsaw, announced the winner of their first joint developer Hack-a-Thon event, which earned submissions from more than 70 developers across Europe to develop new and innovative applications on Orange's Open Middleware 2.0 platform. For the purpose of this contest, organizers used Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper and Oracle Communications Converged Application Server. The winner will attend Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne in San Francisco, September 22-26.

News Facts

  • Orange Poland today announced that Piotr Miedzik and Michał Cieszko won the Orange Poland Hack-a-Thon for their "Green your Office with Orange" application, which enables automatic management of electrical power. The contest invited programmers to create new, compelling applications using Orange's open application programming interface (API), open data exposed by the city of Warsaw and open data available on the Internet through Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper and Oracle Communications Converged Application Server.
  • Orange Poland is part of France Telecom, the largest telecommunications group in Central Europe and the only operator in the region to offer comprehensive fixed telephony, Internet and data transmission services. The company was interested in attracting new third-party developers to build compelling mobile applications on its Open Middleware 2.0 platform, which integrates resources from government, Internet, lifestyle and communications through an API.
  • Oracle, Orange Poland and the city of Warsaw developed the Hack-a-Thon to connect Orange Poland's Open Middleware 2.0 platform to the developer community and encourage mobile innovation. Contestants were encouraged to develop applications using resources from the Orange network -- such as location services, presence, subscriber data, billing or charging policy -- as well as integrate those with other external resources -- such as weather, transit schedules, traffic or financial data and open data exposed by the city of Warsaw. 
  • The winning "Green your Office with Orange" application's control layer can be used to manage smart home environments -- for example, remotely shutting off lights, controlling heat or air conditioning, or monitoring security systems -- by sending messages through the network APIs.

Supporting Quotes

  • "Oracle has proven its technical flexibility and openness to new challenges in the management of various information sources. In addition to very efficient communications software, Oracle has significant reach into the Java developer community. We drew from a wealth of developers to build compelling applications that were well-managed and controlled through Oracle exposure. We look forward to growing the Middleware 2.0 reality and to further work with Oracle in this field," said Sebastian Grabowski, director, Orange Labs Poland.
  • "Secure access to the core network assets for a large mobile provider like Orange Poland gave us an opportunity to execute our ideas and ensure they would actually work in a real-world setting. My partner and I were very excited to win this competition, and I look forward to traveling to San Francisco to learn from my global peers in the developer community," said Piotr Miedzik, winner, 2013 Hack-a-Thon.
  • "We were pleased to help Orange Poland rapidly deploy and set up a third-party developer program through Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper, as well as help launch its Open Middleware 2.0 platform. We look forward to partnering with Orange for future Hack-a-Thons and providing innovative third-party developers, as well as partners and internal developers, with the opportunity to create new and exciting applications based on the latest technologies," said Bhaskar Ghorti, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications.

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