16 Sept 2012

Mobile Miscellany - 14 September 2012

It seems like just a moment since we ran our Mobile Apps Marketing Event on the 3rd Sept, with our lovely annual sponsors Samsung. Well, actually, that was just 10 days ago, and here we are, with just 10 days to our next event. We don't usually do two events in 3 weeks, and now I remember why! Lots of you said you liked it, thanks! If you missed it check out the blog post from @missfog at http://www.mobilemonday.org.uk/2012/09/event-round-up-3rd-september-mobile.html.

So, on with the news. Firstly, what's up at Mobile Monday London; next, some competitions you still have the chance to enter and then to conclude, a selection of top events where we have discounts for you!

Monday 24th Sept - Annual HTML5 vs Native Debate

I was going to say that I'm sorry to say ... but equally I am thrilled, I suppose ... that this event sold out in the first morning of registration being open. Really sorry if you did not make it, please, please put your name on the wait list and we'll see what we can do. Really delighted, of course that this event has attracted so much interest. Supported by the wonderful people at Keynote, our moderator (if that is the right word for someone so immoderate) for the evening is the irrepressible Ewan MacLeod of Mobile Industry Review. Details of the event and wait list here: http://momolondon-2012-09-24.eventbrite.co.uk/

Like British Airways we over book and occasionally we have to bump people who have tickets. That's pretty much where that analogy ends, I'm afraid - we don't take you to exotic places and we don't offer you upgrades and we don't have a frequent flier programme - though come to think of it, would you like one?

Anyway, the point is to guarantee you get a seat at the event please arrive early. Doors open at 6.00 pm for a 6.30 pm start.

The event forms part of Social Media Week, London, check out some of the other events here http://socialmediaweek.org/london/.

The Mobile Academy - Making It In Mobile - Starts Tuesday 18th Sept - Last chance to Register!

I've mentioned this before and I'll mention it again. The leading mobilists from the London scene are teaching this course, which starts next Tuesday 18th September. We're very nearly full, however there are a couple of spaces still for this amazing 10 week evening course, hosted by Mobile Monday London and University College London. Amazing value at £300 plus booking fee. Snap up the last few spaces immediately! http://themobileacademy.org.uk/

Win a Place on the UK's Stand at Mobile World Congress 2013

You could win a place on the UK's stand at Barcelona next year. But only if you enter the competition! Once again (is it really 5 years running?) we're delighted to be working with ICTKTN and UKTI to promote this competition and to host the final. The prize is for a small number of lucky companies to get free places on the UK stand at Mobile World Congress. Past winners from the MoMoLo community have spoken about how much this has helped their business. No surprise there I guess (as if you needed encouragement to try for something that gives you free stand space, some free passes and training on how to make the most of the opportunity).

How to enter the competition? Full details of what you win and how to enter here: http://www.mobilemonday.org.uk/p/win-place-at-mobile-world-congress_12.html -  Don't delay! You have until 5pm on Weds 3rd October to enter.

We will be holding the Live Final of the MWC 2013 competition on Monday 29th October. The shortlist of selected entrants give a three minute pitch and are the quizzed by the judging panel. More on how to register to attend the event in a couple of weeks.

Competitions Still Open:

Samsung Smart App Challenge closes 30 Sept

We've mentioned before that you have till 30th Sept to enter the Smart App Challenge 2012 run by  our lovely annual sponsors Samsung. It has 80 prizes in a prize pot of over $4M ... it has already started, and closes on 30th Sept - so check it out at http://www.smartappchallenge.com/eng/main.do

Vodafone Smart Accessibility Awards closes 15th October

A reminder to make sure you enter the Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards 2012. Make sure to check out the 4 awards which share a prize pot of EUR 200,000. Entry is now open and closes on the 15th October. Information about the categories and entry criteria can be found at http://developer.vodafone.com/smartaccess2012/home/

Some Great Events:

Mobile Marketing Live 1 & 2 October

As I mentioned before the lovely people at Mobile Marketing gave away two stands to MoMoLo competition winners (congrats PixelPin and Scramboo) make sure to check out this event at http://www.mobilemarketingmagazine.com/live/ and use code MOMO25 for a 25% discount on your ticket or BOGOF (sic) to get 2 for 1.

Droidcon 2012 25 & 26 October

Yes, it's nearly time for the incomparable Droidcon. Fabulous event last year, thoroughly recommended. Even for iOS fans, get to see what you're missing ;-) Claim your MoMoLo 30% discount by quoting MOMOLO-DROIDCON at http://uk.droidcon.com/.

Guardian Mobile Business Summit 2012 19 November

To describe The Guardian Mobile Business Summit as one of the top events of the mobile calendar would be to miss the point. So I won't. Oh, wait! Yes, it really is - you don't need me to tell you that. We're delighted to be working with The Guardian this year, the draft agenda is at http://www.guardian.co.uk/media-network/2012/sep/03/mobile-summit and you can claim your 20% discount at http://mobile-business-summit.eventbrite.com/ using code MBSMOMO.

What they say:

The Guardian Mobile Business Summit attracts executives from around the world to define the opportunities and hurdles that face the burgeoning mobile media sector. The summit agenda, curated by the Guardian, offers an unparalleled level of seniority and diversity in the field of mobile technology to bring you close to the executives and organisations that are defining the future of mobile media, giving you good reasons to go home and change your business.

iPhone 5 Launch Event

And to conclude with a topical spot ... yup, the iPhone 5 launched. Seems to be exactly what everyone expected including minus NFC, once again. Come to think of it, that's not news, is it? Sorry.

Looking forward to a lively debate on the 24th and hope to catch you there!