As you already know, Openbravo has acquired Librepos. I am very happy because now under the Openbravo umbrella, Librepos has more opportunities to grow and succeed. In order to be aligned with all the company products, Librepos will change its name to …
As I’m sure most of you know, this weekend is Openbravo’s 1st Annual Get Together. We just finished the morning session, and Rok Lenardic and I went for lunch. There, we wound up talking about the opening presentation of Matt Asay, the VP Business De…
There is no doubt that Openbravo’s community is growing very fast. The strength of the product -which has been in production since 2001-, and a truly open company vision, which places the community at the core of everything we do (from development and …
After long delays, SAP has finally presented a new additional product targeting SMEs. For a long time the product, code named A1S, now comes to life with a new brand name: SAP Business Bydesign. Although many things are still unclear (how much is slideware vs. real product with optimal performance, what will be the future of SAP Business One, what will be the role of SAP midmarket channel partners, will SAP achieve its aggressive targets,…) this movement is a recognition that the industry is changing and web-based technologies are the future, as we saw many years ago from our foundation back in 2001. Additionally, we believe that SaaS makes a lot of sense for many SME clients which are not IT experts and look for an affordable, easy to configure solution without IT hassles. And therefore SaaS is here to stay and I am sure SAP will be a great contributor/ enabler in growing up this market.
At the end, I believe SAP will help us grow the market and since SAP remains closed source (big surprise 😉 and I still think the new leaders of tomorrow will be companies who adopt a new and better way to develop and sell software the open source way …Openbravo is also here to stay!
I had the pleasure to play with the iPhone this summer while at LinuxWorld San Francisco. As Steve Jobs usually says in his Macworld presentations: “it is breathtaking”. As of yet, I cannot purchase one because as you know, it is neither homologated nor active for European mobile networks. Although I couldn’t experience the device while it functioned working as a phone, what I experienced at the Apple store indicates that it is really an amazing product.
For me above all it apparently is:
1) A best in class benchmark in usability success stories (check the following video )
- Your feel as attracted to the design as with the iPods
- After 2 or 3 minutes of usage, you not only know how to use the device but also you experience incredible navigability features that are clear innovations in software applications. Features like zoom in zoom out, the capability to scroll up and down with inertia, the magnifier functionality that pops up when clicking a word with your finger to correct it…the list goes on.
- The applications which are included by default in the device are just very well thought out
2) A device that redefines the mobile internet experience and makes you truly believe in it
- The industry has been talking a lot about mobile data … I have not believed much in this industry (with the exception of the SMS), when experiencing the mobile data experience that other terminals would give you; but now wait until you experience the iPhone when…
- … web browsing with a wi-fi connection … amazing! … this is really web browsing and not what we have experienced in the past
- … experience other widgets like the Maps … you can easily find routes to places when traveling, …
- … weather … you can easily get the weather forecasts (definitively a killer up for my wife!)
- … Youtube … watch videos right away, and many more that make me think that this new iPhone really redefines how the mobile industry will evolve.
Overall, and obviously with a disclaimer since I still have not fully tried out the phone (things like the batteries,…), big kudos to the Usability and Engineering team at Apple. If anyone there is looking to join Openbravo, please send your resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be more than happy to talk to you! 😉