27 Jan 2012

Monday 13th Feb - Data Driven Mobile Apps - Open data and more ...

Using public and other data in mobile applications seems like a natural fit for lots of applications. And there's more and more of it, especially since Tim Berners-Lee pushed for open data with his crowd rousing chant, "raw data now" at TED 2009 - making developers and data providers aware of demand. 
But what's it all about?  There's open data, commercial data, raw data, linked data, data marketplaces, data apps and data journalism ... to name a few! Join us for a session with some of the top data professionals in the world today for a discussion on what it's all about and why app developers and data providers alike should take notice.
We're delighted to be supported by Kasabi for this event and will be looking at both the benefits of and possibilities for new data driven mobile applications. What does data bring to mobile apps and what do mobile apps bring to data? How are data driven apps bringing about social change?  What are the UX challenges in dealing with data, and how can you tell stories and represent it via design?
Our panel will be led by Matt Biddulph, who founded Dopplr, and most recently was the Head of Data Strategy for Location and Commerce Applications at Nokia.
Joining Matt will be:
Leigh Dodds, CTO of Kasabi
Jeni Tennison, Linked Data Expert, Technical Architect legislation.gov.uk
Ian Holt, Developer Programme Manager at the Ordnance Survey
Hannah Donovan, Design Director, The Echo Nest
6.00 pm Doors open
6.30 pm Welcome and introduction
6.35 pm Panel session
8.00 pm Drinks and networking 
9.30 pm Doors close
As usual the venue is CBI Conference Centre at Centre Point. Please use the entrance at street level. Nearest tubes are Tottenham Court Road on the Central Line and Northern Line.
The event is free to attend, RSVP is required at http://momolondon-2012-02-13-mw.eventbrite.com

Kasabi is an online marketplace that brings developers and data publishers together to enable new business models for consumers and producers of data at all scales.

Kasabi's unique approach is to link individual data records together enabling layered views of information about specific topics to be easily created. We provide consistent developer APIs that work across all types of data within the marketplace and a simple subscription approach that removes the frustration of working with different licensing and pricing regimes. Data publishers can license and brand data through the marketplace to reach a global community of developers and learn more about the value of their data through Kasabi's analytics services. All data is hosted on Kasabi's secure and reliable data platform.

16 Jan 2012

Monday 30th Jan - Mobile Games - Current Trends and what are the lessons for other sectors?

Update: Sorry - we're booked out for this.

Mobile games is arguably the most significant contributor to mobile content revenues - so there's plenty to learn from that sector if you're not in it - and plenty to think about from others' experience if you are.
In our first session of 2012 (our 69th ever), on Monday 30th January, in partnership with ICT KTN (http://ictktn.org.uk), we'll take a look at the successes of 2011 and the current trends into 2012. 
If you create mobile games, or think you want to, you'll have observed the remarkable shift from Premium to Freemium, but what are the elements of a successful Freemium model? In terms of distribution, the introduction of mobile social games the effectiveness of appstores to help find your content is called into question more than ever. Do your games have incremental "Plush Toy" revenue opportunities?
For non games developers, if "gamification is the name of the game" what does that mean, more exactly? Which of the successful games based formulae can be applied outside the games sector? If social is so important an aspect in games, how does that work for non games products? Can the addictive element that makes people want to play games be introduced outside the game environment? Games also lead in exploiting new types of hardware and interaction possibilities, what can other sectors learn from this? 
Our panel for the evening's discussion will be led by the extraordinary and irrepressible Oscar Clark of Papaya Mobile. Oscar's a long standing member of the Mobile Monday London community and brings years of experience (literally!) in the Games and Mobile Sectors.  
Joining Oscar on the panel will be:

Ian Baverstock - Partner, Tenshi Ventures
Struan Robertson - Product Director, NaturalMotion Games
Gareth Edmonson - CEO, Thumbstar Games
Neil Holroyd - Consultant, bringing the operator perspective
Georgina Mackenzie, CEO at Toytek
As usual the venue is CBI Conference Centre at Centre Point. Please use the entrance at street level. Nearest tubes are Tottenham Court Road on the Central Line and Northern Line.
The event is free to attend, please RSVP at http://momolondon-2012-01-30.eventbrite.com, RSVP is required.
Once again we're delighted to be partnering with ICT KTN on this event. 
6.00 pm Doors open
6.30 pm Welcome and introduction
6.35 pm Panel session
8.00 pm Drinks and networking 
9.30 pm Doors close

10 Jan 2012

Happy New Year - 10 Free Places for BlackBerry DevCon 2012

Update: Free ticket competition is now closed, and 10 lucky winners now on their way to Amsterdam! Don't despair, though :-) discount off early bird prices still applies - see below. Also, don't forget to register for the preview webcast at 4pm UK Tues 17 Jan http://bit.ly/zbvttK


Happy New Year from us here at MoMoLo ... we have been working on the agenda for this year and will hopefully have some dates to announce very soon - but first things first - we're delighted to announce that Research in Motion are our first annual supporter for 2012! 

BlackBerry DevCon Europe will be in Amsterdam on the 7th and 8th of Feb 2012. You'll find full details of this great event, the first BlackBerry DevCon to be held in Europe, at www.blackberrydevcon.com/europe.

In brief, BlackBerry developers and leaders in the development community from across Europe will meet to:

- Attend sessions to hear about the latest innovations in the BlackBerry Development Platform
- See demonstrations and attend hands-on labs of applications being built in multiple development languages
- Meet one-on-one with BlackBerry platform experts were available in the Ask The Experts area to work through issues and whiteboard ideas and solutions
- Fast track your apps by visiting the App Express area where in just a few minutes, you can port you existing Android™ app to the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet or transform an existing web application into a full-fledged app for both the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and BlackBerry® Smartphones

Now - while you might have heard about this event already, and while you might be aware that every attendee will receive a free BlackBerry Playbook tablet, what you won't know is that the lovely people over at RIM have given MoMoLo 10 free tickets to give away to our members! All you have to do is fill in the simple form at  http://bit.ly/xWl1hf  [*] and tell us why you want to go to DevCon - plus - tell us something about what you like about Mobile Monday London. 

The entry form will be open till 4.00pm UK Friday 13th Jan. Lucky winners will be notified later that day by email. Good Luck!

If your name does not come up, never mind, we've got a 50% discount code - DSTOO9 - for you. Before Wednesday 18th Jan 23:59 CET that gives you a price of EUR 125 (normal early bird is EUR 250) after that point it's EUR 175 (discounted from EUR 350).

Once again we're thrilled that Research In Motion have become our first annual supporter for 2012 - and we're really looking forward to hearing from you about why you want to go to DevCon!

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