Reminder of next MoMo Austin event | Nov 1st at Cool River | Topic Mobile Applications and Connected DevicesFolks, a quick reminder of our next event, next Monday!
Topic: Mobile Applications and Connected Devices | New Nielsen Company
research on the changing media consumption landscape
With local companies Chaotic Moon Mobile Application Studio and
Ricochet Labs creator of QRANK presenting as well.
Boston is a city of mobile savvy citizens and fast growing mobile companies. Join us on November 8th to celebrate Boston’s mobile leadership with our own Mayor Thomas M. Menino as guest speaker. We’ll be launching Citizens Connect 2.0, the mobile app which connects the people of Boston with city government.
This event will feature brief presentations followed by a networking mixer. The City of Boston will also be on-hand to provide information for any developers and app publishers who want to plug into back-end APIs for citizen connectivity.
Location: Ned Devine’s, 1 Faneuil Hall Market Pl, Boston, MA 02109
Date: Monday, November 08, 2010. Doors open at 6pm.
More about Citizens Connect:
Michael Novaria’s wife was cursing when she burst through the door. It was the first snowstorm of the year, and her car was stuck on Hampstead Road, just down the hill from their house in Jamaica Plain.
So Novaria did what any devoted husband would do: He grabbed his iPhone. Stalking outside in the snow, he snapped a picture of their street and uploaded it to City Hall. Before long, a snowplow came roaring by. Who needs a shovel in the age of the smartphone?
Now, all Sears has to do is snap a picture with her iPhone, and the location’s coordinates automatically embed in the photo. Her complaint goes hurtling through the bureaucracy of City Hall and heads straight out to public works crews around the city.
“My graffiti picture is going to the dude who’s going to fix the graffiti!” she says with delight. “Directly to the dude! And that feels good.”
After a complaint is made, a red dot marks the problem on a map that can be seen from an iPhone. If Sears keeps checking, she can see the dot turn green when her problem is fixed.
“I’ll be watching,” Sears says. “It’ll be more instant gratification. And I don’t have to get irate when I’m finally calling the nice people at the call center.”
Boston continued to define itself as a technology hub when it was announced by Mayor Menino on Tuesday that the city of Boston was awarded top honors twice from the Public Institute of Technology (PIT). Recognized were Boston’s iPhone app, Citizens Connect, and GIS (geospatial information system) Data Hub.
The PIT is a non-profit organization based in Washington D.C. focused on promoting and perfecting the use of technology in local government. Backed by federal, governmental, and industrial organizations, the PIT makes it their business to learn the newest technology solutions and share these with the local governments of the nation.
Last fall the city of Boston deployed a free iPhone app that allows citizens to use their phone’s built-in camera and GPS system to take a photo of urban blights such as potholes, graffiti and trash, and report them directly to City Hall.
There are several features of this simple little application that make it powerful. First, the interface is quick and easy. No need to figure out what department to call; no need to wait on hold only to be grilled by an operator. The iPhone knows where you are, and while you can add comments, as the cliché says, a picture is worth a thousand words.
When: Thursday, October 28
Where: Austin Convention Center | [link]
Register at [link].
For General InnoTech Conference pass: Use code MOBILE99 in the
Discount Code field for a complimentary (NOTE: This pass does NOT
NOKIA Developer & Apps Networking Event - Bellevue, WA
WHEN: Mon, Oct 25
WHERE:The Spot off Main , Bellevue, WA, US
If you are a Developer in greater Seattle & Bellevue come join Mobile Monday & Nokia for a night of tech talk, complimentary pool, open bar, appetizers & device giveaways.
To learn more and RSVP please visit: http://mobilemondaynokia.eventbrite.com/
RSVP via Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156328704408042&ref=mf
Chris Koeing of Microsoft presents Windows Phone 7:
Join Microsoft Developer Evangelist Chris Koenig for a detailed look into Microsoft’s latest offering in the mobile space – Windows Phone 7. Based on Silverlight and XNA, Windows Phone 7 provides a very rich and powerful development platform. In this session we’ll explore the Windows Phone 7 architecture, development patterns, design and development tools, and more. We’ll walk through some sample code as well as building a sample Windows Phone 7 application from scratch. You’ll leave this session with a solid understanding of what Windows Phone 7 is all about, and what it takes to build killer applications today!
Information on the presenter and useful links:
Sr. Developer Evangelist
US – DPE Central Region Audience
MobileMonday Austin Event | Mobile Applications and Connected Devices | Nov 1st, 2010 | At Cool RiverFolks -
I'm happy to announce our next MobileMonday event, *"Mobile
Applications and Connected Devices"* sponsored by Nokia and the 2010
Calling All Innovators North America developer contest, presented by
Nokia and AT&T; see [link]
Come listen to the *Nielsen Company* present new research on
I'm passing along a note from 360|iDev regarding their upcoming iPhone developers conference in Austin, Nov 7-10. Hope to see you there!
For those that were at 360|iDev San Jose this past year you'll know we had volunteers to help out. The volunteers were a HUGE help, and a large part of why the conference was probably the smoothest we've ever done.
startup, investor and general entrepreneurial community event on
October 7th at Hudson’s on Fifth from 6:30 – 9:30 PM.
TECH cocktail has been hosting mixer events and covering technology
start-ups across the country with the focus of helping to amplify the
Forum Nokia is hosting a hands-on training session covering Qt and the
new Nokia N8 on October 19 and 20 in Austin.
More details here: