Nobuyuki Hayashi, a Japanese Mac and iPhone tech journalist and blogger, is hosting an event called "Japan iPhone Apps: State of the Market," which will be held on Wednesday, Jan 7th. If you can't make the event, here's a sneak preview of the apps being featured.Have you ever wondered what iPhone apps are hot in Japan? If you're attending this year's MacWorld conference in San Francisco, you'll have a chance to find out. There,
Japanese iPhone Apps
At the event, Nobuyuki Hayashi will brief attendees on the state of the iPhone market in Japan while also taking questions from the audience. Nobuyuki, aka "Nobi," will present along with twelve other leading iPhone app developers including Ryo Shimizu, the CEO of UEI, creators of Zeptopad (video).
Of course, we couldn't wait for Macworld to find out what those other apps were, so thankfully, Nobi posted some more details. According to his post, the developers attending are the creators of numerous apps including those that let you watch TV on your iPhone, draw on your screen, play MahJong and Samurai Chess, enjoy a private geisha dance, or see real-time 3D animation.
Specifically, some of the developers and apps are as follows:
- Conit (Samurai Chess)
- GClue (iKoto, iGeisha)
- HIcorp (Mascot Capsule)
- Hudson Software
- J's Avenue (Realtime 3D animation library)
- JYProduct (FingerPiano)
- Royal Gadget - Teru Teru Bozu
- PokeDía (PokeDía)
- SunSoft (Mahjong Solitaire)
- UEI (aka Zeptotools / ZeptoPad 2.0, ZeptoLiner, iShodo)
To see videos of these apps, check out Nobi's blog post where he links to several Japanese YouTube video demos. Or to see the developers introduce each of their apps individually, check out this video instead.
Note: Some of these apps are available in the U.S. iTunes app store, but your country may be different.
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