Mobile apps that communicate

Tux – the mascot of free and open-source software

Do you know who is Tux? He’s a penguin, who is the official mascot of Linux – the free and open-source operating system. The penguin also became a symbol of all free and open-source software applications.

Last weekend we had a TuxCon conference dedicated to the free and open-source software for mobile, embedded and wearable devices. Speakers that are experts in their areas held presentations in different topics sharing their experience and vision about the technologies.

I was the speaker of one of the presentations. My subject was “Mobile applications that communicate”. I shared the experience we gained while we expanded from desktop to mobile. Our main product Brosix started as a communication application for Windows (desktop-only). Later we added Mac and Linux – all desktop operating systems. When we decided to add mobiles Android and iOS, we reached a new world, where old principles and techniques did not work the way we expected. Later we created another mobile application that communicates – GuestVista. In the time-frame I had, I tried to share all of our experience and to give ideas the audience to consider when they plan and build their mobile applications that communicate.

This is a video-record of the presentation (in Bulgarian language). And here you can see all presentation from the conference.

This is the presentation (in Bulgarian language) in a PDF format.


The conference was very interesting. The topics covered important areas from the world of mobile and embedded devices. I’ve met people from different cities across the country, Greece and Turkey. We shared ideas and networked. On Sunday we had a practice. The participants had the opportunity to try real embedded devices. We built the devices and then programmed them. This was a day dedicated to the hardware.

I thank the organizers for the perfect organization and hope soon to have new releases to promote good practices in developing applications for mobile, embedded and wearable devices. The latter gain tremendous popularity recently.

Here are some photos from the conference