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31Jul/09

Genuitec presents on mobile strategy and Eclipse foundation

When:
August 3rd @ 7PM

Where:
Big in Japan Headquarters at Infomart off i-35
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Overview:
The mobile application marketplace is dominated by Apple’s App Store, but is the App Store the best model for corporations to distribute their mobile applications? Join Genuitec co-founder and vice president of product development, Wayne Parrott, and senior Eclipse developer, Greg Amerson, as they discuss the long term drawbacks of the App Store model and highlight the benefits of the Internet as the App Store of tomorrow. The discussion will further focus on tips and techniques for creating mobile Web applications using HTML 5, CSS3, and JavaScript with WebKit technology. This presentation is for both desktop and mobile developers as well as executives interested in learning how and why the Internet is the lowest barrier to entry for enterprise-class mobile applications.

Agenda:
1. Introduction by VP of product development, Wayne Parrot, and senior Eclipse developer, Greg Amerson, to Genuitec history and why Genuitec entered the mobile space

2. Mobile big picture
- Smartphone advancements (hardware, network performance, geolocation, cloud computing)
- App Store (+/-)
- Mobile Web usage stats (iPhone)
- Architectural models (native, Web, hybrid)

3. OSS Impact, Eclipse Foundation
- Eclipse Blinki & Pulsar
- Other OSS initiatives

4. Mobile app strategy
- General industry-wide approach
- Finding a different strategy to stand out, examples
- Mobile web as pragmatic and capable, low risk/low cost entry point

5. HTML5 Movement

6. Mobile Web/HTML5 demo
- Getting started in mobile Web
- Demo HTML5 capabilities and key example sites

7. Q&A


25Jul/09

UPCOMING MEETING: SOLD OUT! Summer Networking Social, August 17th

EVENT SOLD OUT
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Date: Monday, August 17, 2009
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Topic: Summer Networking Social
Location: 565 W Quincy St, Chicago, IL 60661 [Map]
Location Notes: This new condo building is located on Quincy by Union Station.  The building intersects both Clinton and Jefferson.  Cab drivers might have difficulty finding it because the street is only one block long.

REGISTRATION
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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

24Jul/09

A Doctoral Candidate’s Summer Project

http://www.questionpro.com/akira/TakeSurvey?id=1276207

The purpose of my doctoral research is to help me determine practices that fuel successful innovation and profit for wireless firms.  The online survey takes approximately six minutes or less to fill out.  All responses will be kept anonymous and confidential.   A summary of the survey results, as well as my analysis, will be shared with everyone who participates.   And I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. My interest is focused on member firms in Mobile Monday.

Sandra Potter

Questions:
Doctoral Candidate
Fielding Graduate University
Advisor: Dottie Agger-Gupta, Ph.D.
805-687-1099
Email: dotagger@fielding.edu

22Jul/09

Next MoMo Miami meetup: Aug. 3rd, Coconut Grove

n72157432033_3971Join mobile professionals in South Florida for the next MobileMonday Miami meetup on Monday, Aug. 3rd at the DoubleTree Hotel Coconut Grove.

The program topic will be The Battle of the Smartphones!, featuring MoMo Miami members in a panel discussion on the comparative advantages of the iPhone, Palm Pre, Nokia S60, Blackberry and Motorola smartphone platforms for developers and users of applications and services.

Monday, August 3rd, 2009
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Doubletree Hotel Coconut Grove
2649 South Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33133

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Space is limited … so, don’t forget to register in advance at Eventbrite: http://momomiamiaugust09.eventbrite.com.

And, mark your calendars for a special September MoMo Miami meetup, taking place mid-week on Thursday Sept. 17 to coincide with three mobile industry events being produced in Miami that week by Frecuencia Events:

Tues/Wed, Sept. 15 & 16: LatAm Enterprise 2009

Thurs, Sept. 17: LBS LatAm 2009

Thurs/Fri, Sept. 17 & 18: Mobile Content Americas 2009

Details on discounted registration to these events through MoMo Miami to come soon, so stay tuned!

22Jul/09

Next MoMo Miami meetup: Aug. 3rd, Coconut Grove

n72157432033_3971Join mobile professionals in South Florida for the next MobileMonday Miami meetup on Monday, Aug. 3rd at the DoubleTree Hotel Coconut Grove.

The program topic will be The Battle of the Smartphones!, featuring MoMo Miami members in a panel discussion on the comparative advantages of the iPhone, Palm Pre, Nokia S60, Blackberry and Motorola smartphone platforms for developers and users of applications and services.

Monday, August 3rd, 2009
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Doubletree Hotel Coconut Grove
2649 South Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33133

Mapquest

Program:
6:30 pm: Doors open
7:00 p.m: Introduction & Panel: “The Battle of the Smartphones!”
Panelists:
- Moderator: Bridget Carey, Technology Reporter, Miami Herald
- Nokia S60: Policarpo Guerrero, CEO, MSCorp & Open Ovi blog
- Palm Pre: John Collette, Software Engineer, Myxer
- Motorola/Android: Edwin Hernandez, Principal Staff Software Engineer, Motorola
- iPhone: Ben Hopkins, iPhone Developer
8:00 p.m. Networking

Space is limited … so, don’t forget to register in advance at Eventbrite: http://momomiamiaugust09.eventbrite.com.

And, mark your calendars for a special September MoMo Miami meetup, taking place mid-week on Thursday Sept. 17 to coincide with three mobile industry events being produced in Miami that week by Frecuencia Events:

Tues/Wed, Sept. 15 & 16: LatAm Enterprise 2009

Thurs, Sept. 17: LBS LatAm 2009

Thurs/Fri, Sept. 17 & 18: Mobile Content Americas 2009

Details on discounted registration to these events through MoMo Miami to come soon, so stay tuned!

20Jul/09

8/3 Event: Monetization – Perspectives on Ads & Paid Apps from Both Coasts

Our event on 8/3 is about monetization for mobile app and web developers. Our panel, including leading ad networks from the east and west, distribution platforms, and publishers, to will discuss how to actually make money in mobile. 

This event is possible thanks to generous sponsorship from Quattro Wireless and GetJar. Don’t forget to register to attend! 

Developers and mobile web publishers have a confusing set of monetization options in ads, charging for apps, subscription fees, and virtual goods. We’ll clear through the chatter and discuss the facts. How much money can a mobile developer really make off of ads? When should a developer or charge for apps, and when are ads more lucrative? And what is Tapulous doing right? 

We’ll also have reps from Mobclix, Smaato, GetJar, Flurry, Quattro, and Medialets at demo tables. 

Panel Lineup:

Lars Albright - SVP of Business Development, Quattro Wireless 

Patrick Mork - VP Marketing, GetJar

Ali Diab - VP Product, AdMob 

David Katz, Vice President, Mobile Advertising and Publishing, Yahoo! Mobile

 

Andrew Lacy - COO, Tapulous 

Moderator - Julie Ask - VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

Logistics: 

Location: Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Date: Monday, August 3. Doors at 6:30 PM PST, event starts at 7:00 PM PST

Cost: Free - but registration is required to attend.

Cocktails: Provided

Transportation: Valet at the hotel: $12 for the first hour, $4 for each additional half hour

Stockton/Sutter Street Garage is cheaper

Closest Bart is Powel

19Jul/09

July 09 Meeting – Downloads

Did you miss the July 2009 Mobile Mondays meeting? No worries! You can download the presentation(s):

15Jul/09

MoMo on the Grand Canal outdoor patio – July 27th

Join Mobile Monday on July 27th for a relaxed summer gathering on the deck of the Grand Canal.  Meet some mobile people.  See some demos.  Enjoy summer.  Cash bar.

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Bring your mobile phone if you have something to demo.  We won’t have formal demo stations, but let us know in advance so we can post about it.

Time: 6 to 9 pm

Location: The Grand Canal, Boston, MA (map)

Transportation: Near Haymarket and North Station T stops (Orange line, Green line, and northern Commuter Rail lines)

Register now so we know you’re coming.

Be sure and stop by for a chance to win a free copy of iPhone Developer’s Cookbook by Erica Sadun, courtesy of the Voices That Matter: iPhone Developers Conference.

Hope to see you there.  Note:  We won’t be holding an August event, so the next Mobile Monday will be sometime in September.

13Jul/09

Small Funding Rounds Lead $81m in Mass. Mobile Investment in Q209

Q2 2009 yielded a total of $81 million in investment for mobile companies based in and around Boston. A series of smaller investment rounds dominated Q2 as six out of seven companies receiving funding in Q2 raised less than $10 million from venture capitalists. While total investment declined from Q109 to Q209, VC funding increased from $39.4 million to $58.8 million.

Lilliputian Systems raised $28 million
Ember Corp. raised $8 million
Reva Systems raised $5 million
Convergence Inc was acquired for $22.8 million
Viximo raised $5 million
Azuki Systems raised $6 million
Celtra raised $1.2 million
Beaumaris Wireless raised $5.3 million

Notable mentions: E Ink’s $215 million sale to Prime View International is still pending, LogMeIn IPO in July raising $107 million, ending the IPO draught.

* This data & post was assembled by Amir Shaikh, Mobile Monday Boston’s summer intern.

7Jul/09

Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic participates in Creative Associations Showcase

Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic will be joining other leading local communications and entertainment organizations: American Marketing Association,  Philadelphia Interactive Marketing Association,  Philadelphia Public Relations Association,  Black Public Relations Society- Philadelphia, Philadelphia Ad Club, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Philadelphia Chapter and Greater Philadelphia Film Office.