25 Jun 2009

Mobile Entertainment music conference, July 9th

Mobile Entertainment are announcing a special music conference being organised by the trade mag and website Mobile Entertainment next month.

Mobile Music Now takes place on Thursday July 9th at BAFTA.

We conceived this event to be more about networking and fun than most conferences. Therefore, delegate places include a three course dinner, the chance to speak one-on-one with our guest speakers and panellists, take home industry research and late night drinking.

Places should cost £259 plus VAT, but MoMo members pay £199.

The event starts at 4.30pm with three short keynotes and a panel session. Then follows speed networking, dinner and drinks.

Speakers include:

- Morgan Donoghue, head of music for Vodafone Group Services
- Barney Wragg, formerly head of digital at EMI and senior VP at Universal
- Alex Vlassopulos, head of business development (digital), Sony Music
- Antony Douglas, head of content, O2 Telefonica
- Jonathan MacDonald, MD of JMA
- Tim Grimsditch, head of global product marketing (music), Nokia
- Frank Taubert, CEO of 24-7

More details at http://www.mobile-ent.biz/events

email tim.green@intentmedia.co.uk for more info or call 01992 535 647.

Samsung Mobile Innovator quest now open

If you came along to our MoMoLondon Demo Night in June, Samsung announced their new compeition ...

Samsung Innovation Quest 2009 - Win BIG with widgets

After the Mobile Innovator team teased us with details of Samsung IQ at our June event, the competition is now open. With a first prize of £15,000, it’s all about building Samsung Mobile Widgets for the i8910 HD. The competition is being co-sponsored by the Symbian Foundation and in addition to cash winners will receive distribution through Samsung’s MORE WIDGETS service.

Visit www.samsungiq.com for further information.

MoMoLondon June 09 Demo Night reviews

Breaking away from all being sat in one room, we moved to the three rooms at IPC Media's offices, and of course the drinks out on the terrace looking out over London.

Also co-sponsors for the evening were Samsung who announced their new Innovation Quest competition with a first prize of £15,000! Go to www.samsungiq.com for further information about the competition and how to join.

Again thanks to all the demoers on the night: Ben Whittaker from Masabi, Dan Phillips from Ookl, Jeff Bloom from Synchro Arts/Singtones, Simon Taylor from Corebridge, Alex Will from Spoonfed, Tanvin Sharif from Vopium, Mun Kong from d2see / Peepr.tv, Simon Maddox from 0870.me, Alex Housley from Total Hotspots, Mark Rock from Best Before TV/ Audioboo, Dave Hodder from Artilium, James Norris from Proxama and Adam Hoyle from Do Tank Studios / Photofit.

As has now become tradition, rather than us talk ourselves up, it is over to our community ...

Blog - James Norris from Proxama
Blog - Adam Cohen-Rose from Kizoom
Blog - Alex Anderson from Masabi
Photos - Jag Minhas from Telefónica

Let us know if you have written any articles on the evening. You can view some of the comments during the event that used the #momolo hash tag.

As always, keep up to date with our upcoming events on www.momolo.org the blog on www.mobilemonday.org.uk the yahoo group mailinglist at tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/momolondon and of course for more up to the minute information make sure you follow us on twitter @momolondon (www.twitter.com/momolondon).

Hope you enjoyed the event, we are currently making plans for the next event in July, more information to come.

16 Jun 2009

Big up yourselves if you were at demo night last night!

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to thank everyone who helped, sponsored, attended or demo'd at last night's Mobile Monday London event. Even though I say it myself, it was a great success. The three room format seemed to work particularly well for a demo session. We also had some lovely feedback on the night which means a lot to us.

But there are some specific thank yous I need to mention to you all...

To our lovely sponsors, IPC Media (such a great space, really helpful staff on site, and great views across London town) http://www.ipcmedia.com and Samsung Mobile Innovator who announced their Samsung Innovation Quest widget making competition last night http://innovator.samsungmobile.com/gtm/siq/samsungiq.do (hard cash prizes for the winners - worth a look) and to the weather fairies who kept it dry for us so we could use the wonderful roof terrace.

A huge thank you to our lovely helpers without whom, we couldn't have run the event so smoothly - Tiffany Mitchell, Julia Shalet, Nik Buckman, Improbulus and Mark Hawkins - you all did a great job :D

To the lovely staff at IPC for looking after us so well - Heidi, Naomi, the bar staff and the very calm and collected Jose for managing the technical stuff.

To our great demo companies who gave us a varied and interesting evening : Ben Whittaker from Masabi showcasing the latest yet simplest in rail ticketing, Dan Phillips from Ookl who showed us how to make cultural and learning venues even more fun, Jeff Bloom from Synchro Arts/ Singtone who proved to us they can make *anyone* sound good when they sing, Simon Taylor from Corebridge who managed to share with us what they’re doing around CRM on the go, Alex Will from Spoonfed who make it easy to find out what’s on in London local to you, Tanvin Sharif from Vopium which is like Skype but better as it’s seamlessly integrated into your mobile phone’s address book, Mun Kong from d2see / Peepr.tv who showed us what fun you can have with a web cam and a mobile phone, Simon Maddox from 0870.me who wants to make it easy for people to ring 0870 and 0845 numbers at local and national rates from your phone and is doing this for love not money, Alex Housley from Total Hotspots who makes it easy for you to find your nearest wifi hotspot with reviews, Mark Rock from Best Before Media who showcased the runaway success that is Audioboo for folks into audio micro-blogging, Dave Hodder from Artilium who work with MNOs to make it easy for them to open up their networks to third parties and also do something rather special around LBS without the need for GPS, James Norris from Proxama who showed us the latest developments in NFC wallets, and Adam Hoyle from Do Tank Studios who showed us how easy it is to create photo mash ups on your phone using their Photofit app.

A thank you to Ben Smith from The Really Mobile Project http://thereallymobileproject.com who covered the event for us and will be posting stuff about the event shortly.

A thank you to my fellow organisers on the night Dan Appelquist and Alex Craxton. Jo Rabin, you were missed!

And a final thank you to all of you who came and participated. Your questions, tweets, feedback and presence made it all worthwhile. If you're interested to see what was said on twitter, search for #momolondon and #momolo which were the hashtags we used last night. You can follow us on twitter too.

If you took photos or are writing up a blog post re last night's event, then please do let us know and share the links with us here. I can see there are already some photos up on flickr.

If you'd like to sponsor or co-sponsor an upcoming event or our website, then please do get in touch with one of us - dan@ alex@ jo@ helen@ mobilemonday.org.uk

And if you'd like to be on our roster of helpers, please contact me and I'll add you to the mailing list for that too.

Till the next time…

11 Jun 2009

Announcing the demo night line-up

Well, it's almost time for Mobile Monday London's demo night and we have now finalised the list of folks who want to show us their wares.

Just to remind you of the logistics first... Our lovely sponsors this month are IPC Media (whose fantastic offices we'll be seeing on the night) and Samsung Mobile Innovator (who will be making a special announcement on Monday evening). Doors will open at 6pm for a *prompt* and we mean *prompt* start at 6.30pm as we have a LOT to get through and I didn't want anyone to miss out. The demos should be done by 8.30pm and we'll have drinks and networking then and if it's a lovely evening, we'll be out on the stunning roof terrace. You'll find IPC Media's offices at The Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street up on the 10th floor (nearest tubes Waterloo, Southwark, London Bridge).

Please allow enough time to get through security on the ground floor and
take the lift up to the 10th floor where we'll be holding the event. Also please
make sure you are registered well in advance so we can whizz you through security. We cannot guarantee you entry unless you are registered.
We have capacity for 155 across three rooms and we'll be rotating the demo teams across all three rooms so that you'll get chance to see everything. You won't miss out by not being in a particular room.

Each demo company will have 3 minutes to pitch their wares, and not just show what their product does but also share at least one insight. At the end of each section, there'll be chance for questions from the audience. This process will be repeated three times with the three groups of demo companies. The products and services you'll see on the night are:

Vopium - like Skype but fully integrated into your mobile's phonebook
Peepr.TV - webcam streaming to mobile
0870.me - standard rate calls instead of 0870
Photofit - photo mashup application
Total Hotspots - Rummble your nearest wifi hotspot
Audioboo - audio micro-blogging as much loved by Stephen Fry amongst others
Artilium - making LBS easy for developers
Proxama - the latest in NFC wallets
Ookl - mobile learning
Singtones - karaoke on your phone
Masabi - rail ticketing
Corebridge - CRM on the go
Spoonfed - London restaurant finder
We're looking forward to seeing you all on Monday night.

9 Jun 2009

Demo Night - June 15th at IPC Media

This Monday sees the return of Demo Night to Mobile Monday London. We are delighted to announce IPC Media are the sponsors and venue hosts for the evening. The format is going to be a little different than usual as we wont all be sharing the same space, we will have a number of rooms where the demoers will rotate around ... will we confirm all of this later in the week.

As always, doors open at 6pm with a 6:30pm start. We are currently finalising the list of demos for the lineup, huge thanks to everyone for putting themselves forward for this event.

Registration is now open at www.momolo.org ... if you haven't already registered on the new site, you will need to do so first and then click on the register button on the event. If you have already signed up, login and click on the register button. If you are unable to attend the event, please go back to the site and unregister yourself and places will be made available for other people.

We will update this information when the demo lineup and sponsors have been fully confirmed.