Weekend Update – Mobile Games Conference, Alice of Hearts, Clear2Pay, Don’t Recycle

alice of hearts for iPhoneFrom Alison in Wonderland to a gaming conference news, this weekend and this morning have been quite busy as far as news go. To get you in the know, here are a few headlines for you.

Video Games Intelligence announced the launch of Independent’s Day, an afternoon of conference sessions and networking focused on indie mobile game development. The event will take place on May 13, prior to the start of its annual Mobile Gaming USA West conference in San Francisco on May 14-15.

The keynote speech will be given by Wilson Kriegel, the former chief revenue officer (CRO) of Draw Something creators OMGPOP. He currently serves as president of Paltalk, a leading provider of audio and video communications services.

iFix, the all-things gizmo teardown group, asks you not to recycle in honor of Earth Day as last year, 1.75 billion phones were sold to consumers around the world. By the end of 2013, another 240 million tablets and 207 million PCs will be produced and shipped globally. Making all those fun gizmos has a huge environmental cost. They mention that repair is better than recycling it combined with upgrading extends the life of electronics and keeps things out of landfills, and out of shredders.

And now, with ONetify, you can track your Facebook & Google Talk friends’ online presence, application will work in background and notify you about their activities using iOS notifications. You can also view activities history, earn points and bonuses for tracking and much more. Check out the video trailer below.

ONetify on YouTube

Clear2Pay, the international technology provider of next generation payment solutions for financial institutions announced today that it is partnering with Earthport, the cross-border payments service provider, on low value clearing capability for its US client base. With the OPF Earthport Connect module, clients of the Open Payment Framework (OPF) will have out of the box connectivity to Earthport’s global payments infrastructure in over 50 countries.

A new game that just hit the App Store is Alice of Hearts. The recently released mixture of RPG, puzzle and strategy from Aurum Apps is an unusual take on the popular novels by Lewis Carroll to create a unique and challenging game. Guide Alice through Wonderland as she struggles to find her way back home. Familiar faces trick and tease her for their own gains, but they have made one mistake: they underestimated Alice. With her trusted Egos fighting alongside her, Alice is ready to face the eccentric denizens of Wonderland.

And that’s the weekend update.

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