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The iPad Changes Everything, Monday, 4/19 at 6 pm

Please join us for the next gathering of mobile industry professionals & enthusiasts on Monday, April 19, 2010, at 6:00 pm. Reserve the date in your calendar now!

Please RSVP for this FREE event at:


Alex Bratton, President and CEO of software development company Lextech Global Services, will answer all of your burning questions about the iPad and share examples of unique mobile apps that are changing the face of entire industries.

By applying decades of his technical expertise and business know-how to this exciting new product, Alex will share his thoughts on:

  • Why the iPad changes everything
  • iPad vs. iPhone: The technical differences
  • How the iPad will generate new opportunities (and revenues) for businesses and developers
  • What industries you can expect to embrace the iPad
  • How the iPad affects the existing mobile app landscape

Date: Monday, April 19, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: The iPad Changes Everything
Presenter: Alex Bratton, President & CEO, Lextech Global Services
Location: ThoughtWorks, 200 E. Randolph St., 25th Floor, Aon Center, Chicago, IL 60601
Location Notes: Participants must register to get on the official attendance list. At the venue, please sign-in at the reception desk on the first floor. Picture ID required.
Directions: Please see the ThoughtWorks web site for details. The State/Lake Street and Randolph/Wabash El stops (all lines) are about 2 blocks away. The building is a block off Michigan Ave. and is also well served by buses.
Parking: There is parking in the Aon Center and neighboring buildings. There is less expensive parking on Lake Street just west of Michigan Ave, plus several other parking structures in the vicinity.

6:00 pm – Sign-In / Light refreshments
6:30: Featured Presentation: “The iPad Changes Everything”
7:30 pm > Refreshments / Networking


Alex Bratton is a rare find in the technology industry. He is both a hard core technologies and a practiced communicator. At only 29, Alex started Lextech Global Services (his 8th company) in the basement of his family home, bootstrapping the company into what it is today. Eight years later the critical systems engineering firm has seen exponential growth, providing services that combine software, systems, networks and IT operations to deliver rock solid, scalable solutions for a variety of clientele.

Alex has honed his extensive knowledge of the iPhone and iPad platforms by working on many innovative mobile projects, both in-house and for clients. An app distributed through Lextech Labs is called iRa C3 Mobile Video Surveillance and has the distinction of being one of the most expensive — and highly regarded — business-oriented apps in the iPhone App Store.

Alex received his BS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1993. While there, he worked at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications developing network and collaboration applications on teh same team that would two years later create the Mosaic web browser.


Please remember to RSVP by noon on the day of the presentation in order to get on the official registration list for our host’s security system.

Special thanks to our generous host and sponsor, ThoughtWorks!


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Mobile Camp Sessions (Sat, April 3rd)

Mobile Camp Boston keeps getting bigger and better.  Every day we’re getting amazing new volunteer speakers and attendance is at record levels.

Sign up to reserve your spot at Mobile Camp!  It’s free to attend and free to present.

Here’s a sampling of the sessions you can expect:

Joel Angiolillo of Verizon Wireless:  Mobile User Interface Standards and Guidelines: Are they a good idea?

Anthony Hand of Motorola:  MOTOBLUR and Android UI.

Heather Menery of Jumptap:  Targeting ads in mobile through geo-targeting and demographic-targeting.

Erica Pierantozzi of the Travel Channel:  Developing mobile as a brand and best practices for acquiring mobile users.

Jeremy Halpern, Managing Director of Evolution Advisors LLC – How to finance your startup.

Doug Levin of CE Fusion Center:  All about Venture Funding.

Ramesh Kumar of 2ergo:  Future of mobile coupons and mobile commerce.

Noah Tye:  Programming for Android in Scala.

Richard Kasperowski: Control UI and Scrum/Agile for mobile development.

Raj Aggarwal of Localytics:   How to measure your app with mobile analytics.

Laurie Cutts:  Best practices for marketing and promoting mobile applications.

Heather Sears of Mobile Synergies: How mobile technology is transforming the urban experience.

Riche Zamor of Social Contxt:  Mobile strategies and applications for nonprofits.

Mobile Camp is free thanks to a generous sponsorship from Verizon Wireless.


Mobile University – April 28th – Spertus Institute, Chicago – Only $99 for the Day!

Our friends at the Heartland Mobile Council have announced the details for their upcoming Mobile University 101 on April 28:

Mobile University 101 is the interactive one day educational event that will address the importance of a long-term strategic approach to mobile within your business.  Whether you’re interested in creating a mobile marketing campaign, or understanding the various kinds of rapidly evolving mobile technologies, Mobile University is the place to get started with a mobile strategy, and begin to leverage mobility to improve your bottom line.

Mobile University 101 is the creation of the Heartland Mobile Council, a Chicago-based organization whose mission it is to bridge the gap between the mobile industry and the marketer investing in mobile campaigns – to ultimately integrate mobile into your business strategy.

For more information, please visit the Mobile University 101 web site:


Mobility in Healthcare – Recap

Fresh off the success of the 3rd Annual DEMO Night, Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic was back at it with a strong showing for its latest networking event, “Mobility in Healthcare”, produced in collaboration with the Canadian Consulate in Philadelphia.

Close to 300 entrepreneurs, wireless mobility executives, technology and healthcare professionals gathered at the state-of-the-art Cira Center on March 15 for a panel presentation moderated by KYW Newsradio’s Dr. Brian McDonough, M.D., FAAFP.
Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic board member Chip Cleary welcomed the crowd and set the stage for the evening’s panel discussion by framing the mobile industry’s role in contributing to the overall efficiency of healthcare.

With healthcare being such a hot-button topic all across the United States, Cleary welcomed the event’s sponsor, the Consulate of Canada, as he introduced David Marshall, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner in Philadelphia. Marshall pointed to Canada’s investment in mobile technology and to the more than 3,000 healthcare professionals leveraging telemedicine as ways in which mobility can support and transform the provision of care in the region.

Marshall then turned the microphone over to the panel moderator, Dr. Brian McDonough. McDonough discussed how the panel would address the topic of wireless technology supporting medical service providers (physicians, hospitals, home healthcare companies, nursing homes, etc.) in their primary mission – delivering high quality personalized medical care. He also highlighted the concerns of the medical community in achieving “meaningful use” with mobile technology. He then turned the program over to introductions. The diverse panel included:

Highlights of the panel discussion included:

  • Speeding up communications services
  • How the healthcare field is using federal funding
  • Tapping into residents and “younger talent” that are more likely to adopt new technologies
  • Security concerns over how data is collected, mined, stored and deleted
  • Barriers for entry – “breaking old habits”
  • The importance of having the “right info at the right time”
  • The challenge of integrating into existing systems
  • The challenge of investing resources in applications that might not be “the next big thing”
  • HIPAA compliance issues

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Cocktail Reception at the Hard Rock 5.30pm at 3/24

Mobile Monday Cocktail Reception on March 24th

Mobile Monday is holding a Cocktail Reception at one of Vegas’s top venues, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.  The reception will be Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Body English nightclub.

Platinum sponsor:

Mobile Monday Nokia

Additional sponsors:

Mobile Monday GetJar

Mobile Monday CTIA show floor

Mobile Monday CTIA Lounge

Mobile Monday lounge and stage at CTIA

On the show floor, March 23rd and 24th from 3 to 4pm, at the Las Vegas Convention Center − Exhibits Innovation Stage, North Hall.

Click here for more information on Mobile Monday CTIA.

Mobile Monday takes the stage at CTIA – literally.  For the first time Mobile Monday will host live interactive programs on the showfloor. Executives, visionaries and developers will share insights on emerging technology, trends and opportunities in the mobile industry.

Come here how Mobile technology changes how we live, work and play.


UK and Boston Startups Present at March’s Mobile Monday Boston

March’s Mobile Monday Boston (#momobo) featured nine startups from both the Boston area and the UK, as UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) promoted its Mobile Technologies Mission to Boston campaign. The firms that presented included:

Fluent Mobile

Micah Adler, CEO led off by positioning UK-based Fluent Mobile as a firm focusing on app store optimization (ASO), marketing mobile apps to ensure they’re discovered within the app store, with interaction between the app store, search and discovery, and mobile advertising.  The company’s also developed its own app, Fluent News, to aggregate your news feeds.


Joshua Bob, founder and President of Boston-based Textaurant described the startup as an application provider focused on reducing your wait time at upscale casual restaurants, and eliminating the need for restaurants to use expensive pager-based systems. Their waiting list management solution extends table occupancy rates, and the firm hopes to tap into the more than 140,000 upscale casual restaurants in the US such as Chili’s and Olive Garden.


UK-based i-Migo, led by Saban Demirbasa, is a mobile security solution for mobile devices. Utilizing the Bluetooth 2.0 stack with EDR, i-Migo creates an audible alarm if you become separated from your mobile device within a certain range. The monitoring device is located on the person, can back up personal information on your mobile device, and monitors the location it over the air (OTA). If you mobile phone or laptop is out of range, it creates an audible alarm on the device, can put the device into lock down mode, and can send an OTA signal to the service provider as well to identify the theft.

Apollo Mobile

Rolfe Swinton, co-founder of UK-based Apollo Mobile presenting the firm’s Re4ctor mobile application platform that focuses on unlocking the potential of the 4.5 billion mobile phones around the world, 65% of which are not smartphones, but basic feature phones with web browsers. Apollo Mobile offers services such as data analytics, mobile commerce and payments, social media, video and audio synchronization, and targeted advertising to a full range of feature and basic mobile phones.

hello vino

Rick Breslin, CEO of Boston-based hello vino presented his Boston-area firm as a mobile wine recommendation engine for both consumers and wine industry establishments. The application’s  available on iPhone, other smartphones, and as a text-based app for feature phones, and includes 4 million brand recommendations for wine and food pairings. It also works with wineries to get their varietals discovered by consumers.


According to Mihael Mikek, CEO, Celtra’s focus is on improving the mobile advertising experience going forward, to make it more immersive, interactive, and fun! It has developed a mobile marketing platform behind the ad itself, and standards-based, cross-play, media-rich, native-capable, preloaded, and easy to create and reliable cross-platform mobile advertising content. Celtra supports iPhone and Android, and soon BlackBerry smartphones.

Tattu Mobile

Andy Press, COO of UK-based Tattu positioned its mobile division as a provider of mobile hardware solutions, providing products for mobile operators and major brands for over five years. He specifically highlighted the firm’s line of mobile phones with solar charging capabilities for emerging markets in Africa and the Caribbean, its mobile health solutions, and Android-based tablets.

Fluid Pixel

Stuart Varrall, Director at Fluid Pixel described the UK startup is a company focusing on mobile games and application development, coming from a rich history of work on gaming consoles. The firm specializes in working with brands that don’t have an in-house iPhone development team. Fluid Pixel’s also done work with Adobe on its Flash-based Animentals viral pets game that is cross-platform (web, mobile, desktop), and with IGT to develop its Cleopatra Million 21 game.


Julian Ehrhardt, described London and Malmo, Sweden-based USTWO as a user interface design agency that can take the user experience from concept to design to implementation. The company works across a wide variety of mobile device platforms including mobile phones, digital cameras, sat nav, digital photo frames, in-car entertainment, laptops, mobile TV, and M-health applications.

Mobile Monday Boston had a very rich set of companies this month, to compare and contrast some of the development work being done on both sides of the Atlantic, and to highlight the work of UK Trade and Investment. Additional commentary on the evening’s presenters can be found at NewDigitalCafé.


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Boston’s Mobile Investment Report 2009

Today, Mobile Monday Boston published a report evaluating the 100 Massachusetts mobile and wireless companies that saw activity in venture capital funding and acquisitions in 2009. The data reveals that mobile has now been billion-dollar a year sector in Massachusetts for the last two years, despite recent drops in venture funding fueled by the current economic climate. Read the report here:


[MobileMonday Austin] SXSWi Special Event | Topic: Mobile App Design | March 15 at 5pm, Downtown

Next MobileMonday event is on March 15, 2010; the registration form is
at [link]. Please register.
Don't miss our yearly MobileMonday Austin/SXSW special event. We are
having a great set of speakers...
Thanks to our sponsors Mobile Behavior and Forum Nokia. And thanks to
the International Center of Austin (ICA) for offering their space for