26 May 2015

Mobile Miscellany, 27 May 2015, spring in to Google Next Generation Cloud, prizes & attention-grabbing opportunities for Start-Ups ...

Hello All

We are delighted to be springing back in to action with an exciting programme of events, a new theme and lots of great opportunities for growing businesses. The bad news is that we can't quite tell you about it yet! In the meantime, however, there are a few things going on that we thought you might like to know about:

Google Cloud Platform Event
A new event from the Google Cloud Platform team, "Next" is coming up on 23 June 2015 where you can join hundreds of Developers and IT Professionals to learn about the next generation of Cloud. The event will take place at Tobacco Dock (West Pennington Entrance), 50 Porters Walk, Wapping, London E1W 2SF.

Learn how to build faster and more secure apps with the latest Cloud technologies using mobile, big data, compute and more; meet with peers and Google engineers to discuss the future of cloud computing and receive technical training via hands-on labs. Learn also how to roll out a scalable and easy to deploy backend, and how to unleash powerful insights from your data. Register here (https://goo.gl/lLHRL1) .

10 minutes well spent...
We absolutely love VisionMobile's industry reports - they are packed full of up to date information and astute analysis. The strength of their Annual Developer Survey is totally dependent on your input so if you're involved in app development then please do take the 10-minute survey and tell them what you think about IoT, mobile, desktop and cloud. To incentivise you, there are some fab prizes including an iPhone6, Oculus Rift Dev Kit and an Apple Sports Watch. Take the survey here (http://vmob.me/DE3Q15MoMoLondon) .

Discounted stands for Start-ups at The 7th Future of Wireless International Conference, 23-24 June 2015 at The Emirates, London
We've heard that this is a really good one for showcasing your technology to 350+ industry experts and investors. Alongside two intensive days of expert lectures, case-studies and interactive debates there will be an exhibition, including a dedicated Start-up Zone showcasing the hottest technologies, apps, solutions and gadgets from the UK and international start-up scene. If you move quickly, you could grab yourself a display table at a special price of £300+VAT. Please contact our friends at Cambridge Wireless: lisa.ellis@cambridgewireless.co.uk.

We'll be back to give you more updates very soon...

Julia & Jo

25 Nov 2014

MoMoLo goes to Apps World, November 2014

Firstly, a massive thanks to Apps World 2014 who gave us twenty-four stands to offer out to startups from the community over the two day conference - 12th and 13th November at ExCeL London.

Armed with my dictaphone, I interviewed our startups and they all talked about the diverse range of people that they met over the two days including web developers, investors, universities, corporates, press and bloggers. There was also mention of lots of different sectors; such as music and fashion.

Douglas Robb of Scramboo, talked about two of his favourite conversations: "I met a major English football club that are very interested in the product and someone yesterday refused to tell me their identity but this morning I received a LinkedIn invite from them - turns out they were very senior in a large corporate...it was very worthwhile"

Of course, it was also a great opportunity for some of the startups to engage with end customers too: 5 Tiles (Jose and Michal pictured here), were testing out the usability of their new keyboard for small devices on a Samsung smartwatch. They were delighted by the how quickly people were able to grasp their new interface. They also found a whole new target group where their product was providing a great solution for those with reduced dexterity. Frederick of Adsy also said that he had met quite a few of their 23,000 users and it was great to get feedback.

Albert at Quiztix added how useful it was to meet other startups and celebrate how far the word of Apps have come along. He also said how useful it was for other team members to have the chance to meet customers face to face.

From our side, we had many of our friends from international Mobile Monday chapters pop along to see us - here we have (left to right) London, London, Singapore, Tel Aviv and Singapore!

We also had a great opportunity to take a ride on the new cable car over from ExCeL to the after party at the 02. For me, the whole experience reinforced how lucky we are to live in such a diverse and vibrant city - a hot bed of innovation that pulls people from all over the world. 

Well done to the startups and thanks to those of you that came down over the two days to support us. 

Julia Shalet, Co-Organiser, Mobile Monday London