FOSDEM '08 is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.


Schedule: Mobile Manager

Roberto Majadas
Joaquín López Muñoz
Day Saturday
Room H.1302
Start time 17:30
End time 18:15
Duration 00:45
Event type Podium
Language English
Mobile Manager

Mobile Manager stems from a previous commercial project called Escritorio movistar, which is an end-user 3G connectivity app distributed by Telefónica España (commercial name movistar) in order to ease the usage of its mobile data networks. We've opened the source of this app and our next step is to promote the most valuable core component, the Mobile Manager, within the community.

Mobile Manager is a D-Bus service and a UI core with some useful widgets for handling of several aspects of 3G connection devices (PIN/PUK dialogs, signal strength polling, roaming...) as well as connection initiation. Mobile Manager is developed in Python/GTK and D-Bus and is fully compatible with GNOME and FreeDesktop.

As part of our plan to promote Mobile Manager, we're studying the possibility of having it integrated with GNOME System Tools and other network applications; we would also like to discuss about this dissemination plans at the dev talk.

Although the project has been originated inside an operator (Telefónica España), our commitement is one of total operator- and network- agnosticism, so that the component can be used in whatever 3G scnearios.