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    Thanks to everyone that came out to the DigiBC Special Event: Partner Opportunities with Papaya Mobile on June 6, 2012. We would like to thank our sponsors for this event: DFAIT and the BC Ministry for Jobs, Tourism and Innovation. A special thank you to BC Ministry for Jobs,...

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    Thanks to everyone that came out to the DigiBC Special Event: Partner Opportunities with Papaya Mobile on June 6, 2012. We would like to thank our sponsors for this event: DFAIT and the BC Ministry for Jobs, Tourism and Innovation. A special thank you to BC Ministry for Jobs, Tourism and Innovation for the wonderful venue (UBC Robson Square) and Peake of Catering for providing breakfast. There were about 40 people in attendance at this event and Papaya presented 4 informative and interesting presentations. With a focus on China’s fastest-growing android market, Paul Chen featured 3 main topics: App Discovery, Tips to Climb Google Play Rankings and The Opportunities and Barriers of the China Android Market. The PapayaMobile team gave valuable tips for getting an app not only discovered in the Chinese market, but also provided insight into how PapayaMobile can help North American developers to break into this rapidly-growing industry. PapayaMobile is the leading social gaming networking for mobiles, with 60+ million users and 300+ games. Papaya provides a platform enabling developers to socialize their games, engaging millions of users across North America, Europe and Asia focusing on the Android market. 


    If you would like to connect with PapayaMobile or learn about similar upcoming DigiBC events, please contact Carly Graham (carly@digibc.org) and we will be happy to help you!

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    TinyCo, a San Francisco based developer and operator of popular mobile games such as Tiny Monsters, Tiny Village, and Tiny Zoo Friends, announced today that it is opening a new studio in Vancouver to expand its development of mobile games.

    Backed by an $18 million investment led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, TinyCo is looking to broaden its team of high-caliber engineers, designers, and artists who are passionate about gaming on mobile platforms.

    "We are thrilled to be bringing TinyCo to Canada," says Laurie Deneschuk of TinyCo. "The wealth of top talent and strong community make Vancouver the perfect place for us to continue to grow.  We see a great opportunity to further cultivate our winning culture, infrastructure, and creative there.  It was an easy choice already, but it didn’t hurt that I originally hail from Saskatchewan."

    Founded in 2009, TinyCo was named one of Pocketgamer’s top 50 developers in 2012 and has been highlighted as one of the first game developers to understand how to be successful with freemium monetization models on Android. Despite its rapid growth, TinyCo keeps its startup mentality, where people have a direct impact on not just the products they are working on, but the way the company operates as a whole.

    If you're interested in working for Vancouver's newest game studio, check out their job opportunities on the Techvibes Job Board.


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    TinyCo, a San Francisco based developer and operator of popular mobile games such as Tiny Monsters, Tiny Village, and Tiny Zoo Friends,...

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    TinyCo, a San Francisco based developer and operator of popular mobile games such as Tiny Monsters, Tiny Village, and Tiny Zoo Friends, announced today that it is opening a new studio in Vancouver to expand its development of mobile games.


    Backed by an $18 million investment led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, TinyCo is looking to broaden its team of high-caliber engineers, designers, and artists who are passionate about gaming on mobile platforms.


    "We are thrilled to be bringing TinyCo to Canada," says Laurie Deneschuk of TinyCo. "The wealth of top talent and strong community make Vancouver the perfect place for us to continue to grow.  We see a great opportunity to further cultivate our winning culture, infrastructure, and creative there.  It was an easy choice already, but it didn’t hurt that I originally hail from Saskatchewan."


    Founded in 2009, TinyCo was named one of Pocketgamer’s top 50 developers in 2012 and has been highlighted as one of the first game developers to understand how to be successful with freemium monetization models on Android. Despite its rapid growth, TinyCo keeps its startup mentality, where people have a direct impact on not just the products they are working on, but the way the company operates as a whole.

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    Thank you to everyone that made it out for the GSMA Canadian OneAPI Gateway event -- it was a great one! Thank you to GSMA OneAPI and WIP for allowing DigiBC to organize the evening and to the Canadian OneAPI partners Bell, Telus and Rogers. A special thank you to...

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    Thank you to everyone that made it out for the GSMA Canadian OneAPI Gateway event -- it was a great one! Thank you to GSMA OneAPI and WIP for allowing DigiBC to organize the evening and to the Canadian OneAPI partners Bell, Telus and Rogers. A special thank you to Fasken Martineau for providing the venue for the presentation and to Drew Cooks! Catering for the delicious refreshments. Speakers Margaret Tham (TELUS), Pauline Chay (GSMA) and David O’Neil (Evangelist) outlined the benefits of using an API and the ease it provides to mobile app developers. The GSMA OneAPI Gateway is now commercial, and Bell, Rogers and TELUS have teamed together to make both campaigns and mobile app development quicker and less complicated. There were two break out sessions at this event: a Business Track session for Marketing and Product development folks, and a Technical Track session for developers. All the presenters were exceptionally knowledgable and there was great networking had by all those that attended. DigiBC hopes everyone enjoyed this event as much as we did. 


    If you were unable to make this event and would like to know about similar events DigiBC is holding in the future, please check our events calendar. If you would like to get in touch with one of the presenters, please contact Carly Graham (carly@digibc.org) and we would be more than happy to connect you!