31 Oct 2013

Mobile Miscellany, 31 October 2013, Next Event Monday 4th Nov, plus win an iPhone 5c, Galaxy S4 or Lumia 925 ...

In this Miscellany ... the hurricane of mobile conferences that was the week of Apps World, Droidcon and others has abated and we are now in the relative calm of the lead up to our 4th November Final of competition for free spaces on the UKTI stand at MWC 2014, organised with our event partners ICT KTN. Plus, don't miss the opportunity to participate in Developer Economics 2014, details below - with the opportunity to win an iPhone 5c, Samsung S4 or Lumia 925 ...

Apps World

We waved the Mobile Monday London flag at Apps World with excellent sessions from Bruce Lawson on HTML5 and Tim Green with an encyclopaedic tour of what's up in Mobile Money. Bruce managed to avoid saying the word that 'App' rhymes with, while still being fervently enthusiastic about the future of the Web and what is coming in HTML5. We've published a round up of that event here together with interviews with Tim and Bruce by Mark Bridge from The Fonecast. Many thanks to Apps World for hosting us.


The same week found The Mobile Academy at Droidcon. A fabulous event, by everyone's account. Looks like The Age of the Wearable has truly arrived, we're going to have to do a focus event on that, let us know if you have something to show ... many thanks to our friends over at Droidcon for hosting The Mobile Academy.

Next Event: MWC Stand Competition Finals

We've had a great response to our call to participate in the UKTI / ICT KTN competition for free stand space at Mobile World Congress 2014. The short-listing process has been very tough, congratulations to those who made it to the finals:

Nquiring Minds - Nick Allot
Viewranger - Ben Howard
Capito Systems - Tony Ballardie
23snaps - Meaghan Fitzgerald
5Tiles - Margaret Gold
Peachinc - Mark Mantock
Spatial Buzz - Leon Hardwick
Coveritas - Sean Redmond
Design for Social Change - Priya Prakash
Red Glasses - Adam Martin

Naming names, here are the judges for the event:

Mel Dyche – UKTI
Eddie Murphy – ICT KTN
Mike Short – Telefonica
Chris Bignell – XL Comms
Jo Rabin – Mobile Monday London

We still have a few spaces for Monday, so come and cheer for your favourite! Register here.

Developer Economics ... win your dream phone!

Once again (for the 6th time) the wonderful people over at Vision Mobile are carrying out their annual survey of sentiment on all things mobile. MoMoLo has been a fervent supporter of this over the years, the results provide some really great research and insights. I'm sorry to say that we don't typically get a typhoon of entries from London, which is a great shame. So let's show our community spirit and make a difference this year!

10 minutes of your time could result in your winning an iPhone 5c, a Galaxy S4 or a Nokia Lumia 925 - plus a load of other cool stuff that I don't have space to mention here ... now come on, get answering the survey!

That's it for now, very much looking forward to Monday.


30 Oct 2013

MoMoLo goes on tour to Apps World with Tim Green & Bruce Lawson

On 22nd October, we picked ourselves up and set up camp at Apps World 2014 in Earls Court 2. 

Not only was this a Tuesday but we broke with tradition further by starting with a drinks reception - with thanks to conference organisers Six Degrees for treating us! 

Then we got in to our #needtoknowmobile series with attendees of The Mobile Academy airlifted in for the evening as well as a packed house of our usual lovely MoMoLo members.

The first of our two sessions had Bruce Lawson taking us through his guide to HTML5. You can access the presentation here, plus you can listen to a post session interview with Mark Bridge of The Fonecast below.

Next up, Tim Green gave us his 35 Insights to Mobile Payment - see the full presentation here and you can listen to another great interview by Mark below

With thanks again for the invite to be at Apps World and thanks also to all the volunteers and to those of you that came along - we got great feedback and will certainly be doing a road show again!

23 Oct 2013

4th November - Live Finals for MWC 2014 Free Stand Competition

For the 6th year in a row - in asso­ci­ation with ICT KTN, UK Trade and Invest­ment (UKTI) and Cam­bridge Wire­less - we are pleased to invite you to the Mobile World Con­gress 2014 stand com­pet­i­tion finals event.

The finals will be on Monday 4th November. This is going to be run somewhat like our fabulously popular demo night, and even better there will be "light refreshments" alongside the usual networking drinks. Register here: http://momolo-2013-11-04.eventbrite.co.uk/

At the final, each com­pany gives a quick­fire present­a­tion and is then ques­tioned briefly by the panel of emin­ent judges.

After the present­a­tions the judges will choose up to 5 com­pan­ies from those present­ing — the prize being not only space on the UKTI Stand at MWC but also stand brand­ing, list­ing in the UK event dir­ect­ory, com­ple­ment­ary exhib­i­tion passes and assist­ance with press and media activ­ity to max­im­ise the impact of being in Barcelona.

If this sounds like it could be valuable to you there's still time to apply for the competition - you have till the 25th October (that's this Friday 5.30 pm). Find out more here, or download the application form directly here. To whet your appetite, you can read about last year's event here.

This has always been an excit­ing event, and dis­cus­sions can rage as to whether the judges got it right — or not! Either way the prize is certainly worth winning, so come along and see who the lucky win­ners are …

Judges and Finalists will be announced next week.

6.00 Arrival
6.30 Live Final
8.00 Net­work­ing (with light buffet)
9.30 Close

As usual attend­ance is free, but regis­tra­tion is required and is now open on Event­Brite

The CBI Con­fer­ence Centre at Centre Point, the very tall build­ing imme­di­ately above Tot­ten­ham Court Road tube sta­tion, on the Cent­ral and North­ern Lines. Please use the entrance at street level under the bridge formed by the build­ing itself.

We will share your regis­tra­tion details with our event part­ner ICT KTN.

16 Oct 2013

Mobile Miscellany, 16 October 2013, Apps World, Free and Discounted Tickets to Droidcon, Free Stand Space at MWC 2014

The season of mellow mobile fruitfulness is upon us, and this year's crop of mobile conferences is just about ripe. In this mini-Miscellany we have some windfalls for you!

MoMoLo at Apps World, Tuesday 22nd October

As previously trailed, together with our friends over at Apps World, we have an evening session with Tim Green of Mobile Money Revolution and Bruce Lawson on HTML5, preceded by drinks. The sessions are part of the The Mobile Academy current programme - we are relocating for the night and welcoming all!

Entry to the Apps World Exhibition, MoMoLo drinks and The Mobile Academy open session are all free. Find out more and register here. Please note change of location (it's Earls Court 2), time (it's 5pm) and day (it's Tuesday) from the usual!

If you want to go to the Apps World conference programme, tickets are 25% off with discount code MOMO25, here.

Droidcon, Thursday 24th October (continuing to the 27th)

The Mobile Academy continues its #needtoknowmobile tour at Droidcon where you are welcome to join an open session on Thursday evening with Kieran Gutteridge and Viji Pathy who will talk respectively about Android and iOS development - 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm.

The European Enterprise Network via UCL has a limited number of free tickets for Droidcon where they are giving you the opportunity to participate in B2B meetings organized by the EEN team where you can meet with potential partners including OEM’s and network partners. To apply:

1.      Register for the meeting
2.      Then email een@ucl.ac.uk

If that's not your thing then take advantage of the MoMoLo discount DROIDCON-2013 that will give you 25% off the conference price. Details here.

Competition for Free Stand Space at MWC 2014

Once again we're working with our friends over at UKTI and ICT KTN to host the finals of this competition for free stand space (on the UK's own stand) at Mobile World Congress 2014.

If this sounds like it could be valuable to you there's still time to apply - you have till the 25th October (that's Friday next week, 5.30 pm) to apply. Find out more here, or download the application form directly here.

The final itself will be on Monday 4th November. This is going to be run somewhat like our fabulously popular demo night, and even better there will be "light refreshments" alongside the usual networking drinks. We'll be telling you more about this event soon, but registration is open right now, here.

So, that's it for now, short - but hopefully in tune with the season - decidedly sweet and juicy.


9 Oct 2013

Next Event: Tuesday 22nd October – Join us at Apps World for HTML5, Mobile Payments and Drinks

Autumn is well and truly upon us, the leaves are on the turn and we're feeling particularly rebellious.

Here comes the list of differences to our usual events:

1. It's on a Tuesday

2. It's at Earl's Court 2, at Apps World, not at Centre Point

3. The drinks reception comes first and is at 5pm

4. No panel discussion, but lectures plus Q & A with two of our community's leading experts - both are tutors at The Mobile Academy which we have re-located to Apps World for the night.

First up is the inimitable Bruce Lawson. Bruce is the author of Introducing HTML5, an expert on radical hair colouring, and very funny indeed. Rebels aren’t we, bringing HTML5 to an Apps Conference?

Next up is Tim Green of Mobile Money Revolution. Tim will race through 35 insights into the mobile payments space, including thoughts on biometrics, NFC, pay by social media, QR codes and more.

Access to the the Apps World Exhibition, Mobile Monday London drinks reception and The Mobile Academy Open Session are all free.

Thanks to Apps World, if you do want to attend the Conference portion, which includes a keynote from Steve Wozniak, we have 25% off: discount code MOMO25 which you need to enter when you register here: http://www.apps-world.net/europe.

Remember, this event is on Tuesday, not Monday - and that it's at Earl's Court 2 thanks to our friends Apps World!

5.00pm – 6.30pm: Drinks
6.30pm – 7.30pm: Bruce’s Session on HTML5
7.30pm – 7.45pm: Short Break
7.45pm – 8.45pm: Tim’s Session on Mobile Payments

Earls Court 2, Drinks at the Parse Bar followed by tutorials at the Developer World Stage, one row away.

Register here: http://momolo-2013-10-22.eventbrite.com