Mobile Monday is bringing the best of CES directly to you. Nokia – winner of the Best Smartphone of CES with its Lumia 900 – sponsors this month’s event. Come get exclusive hands-on time with Nokia’s newest Window’s Phone devices. Hear plans for the US market and Nokia’snew focus on apps anddevelopers, including seeding thousands of devices to developers, access to tools, support and training.
“We want developer’s to unleash their creative force and build an experience – not just an app – to bring smartphones to life for brands and consumers,” said Chanse Arrington, Nokia’s Head of Developer Marketing – North America
The irreversible shift towards ‘anytime, anywhere’ connectivity means that the first – and maybe the only – opportunity you have to connect with your customers is via their mobile device. Recent research has shown that you have just six seconds to provide an engaging mobile experience – if you fail to deliver on this expectation, 71% of your visitors will simply give up and go somewhere else. And remember, your fiercest competitors, the disruptive ‘ankle biters’ and the social networking grapevine are all just a click away.
In this session, Richard Stone will discuss the critical customer experience elements that should be part of every company’s mobility strategy, and will share the best practices that we have developed in helping thousands of companies around the world to successfully manage their customer’s mobile experience.
About the speaker:
Richard Stone is Senior Solution Marketing Manager at Compuware, responsible for Mobile and Cloud-based Application Performance Management solutions.
Prior to joining Compuware, Richard has held senior marketing and product management positions at Hewlett Packard, Compaq, plus a number of other US and European IT companies. His domain expertise includes mobile computing, wireless data, cloud computing, application performance management, security, compliance, and high-availability solutions for all market segments (SMB, Enterprise, and key verticals such as Finance, Government, Healthcare, and Retail.
Nokia and Microsoft are sponsoring this event to promote their partnership and show off the type of apps you can build on Windows Phone platform. Even if you have an app for another platform but WP7 is in the plans.. feel free to sign up to demo. This is mobile “show and tell” night. Sign up to demo your mobile app!
6000 Connection Dr Irving, Texas 75039 (972) 894-5000
The actual building number is 6021.
The event starts at 3PM and ends at 5PM.
The Dallas Entrepreneur Network (DEN) with MobileMonday Dallas will be hosting a Mobile Funding Forum on January 10th with follow up events February 21st and final event March 7th, 2011 that will include pitch presentations in front of a panel of investors that are seeking to fund life mobile companies. The event will be held at the Nokia Irving building in Room 121.
The program will focus on pitches from Mobile entrepreneurs in the Norh Texas region. DEN has assembled a panel of investors from around the state who will join other local investor groups to hear pitches. The panel will hear 5-10 deals, and each company will have 10 minutes to deliver their pitch.
Jan 10–Meet the Investor @ Nokia Irving
Jan 31–Deadline to submit an application
Feb 14–Finalists announced
Feb 21–Run through for presenters @ Nokia Irving
March 7– Funding Forum @ Nokia Irving
What is Angel/VC investing
Angels are high net-worth individuals and venture capitalists seek to deploy funds in growth businesses in the hopes of a generating a return. Angels and VCs seek deals with strong management teams, a working product, and a large target market with attractive growth rates.
Who Should Apply?
Entrepreneurs who have developed a product/service and are in the market or about to go to market should consider applying. Those with seed stage concepts are typically too early for this type of funding.
Importance of pitching
Entrepreneurs need to be able to pitch deals effectively since they will have only 10 minutes or less to communicate the value of their business opportunity. For a 10 minute pitch, 10-15 slides are generally used. The pitch must focus not only on the product/service but also on the business itself including the management team, target market, competitive analysis, and how the funds will be used.
$250 to submit an application.
What you get for the application fee?
Texas Entrepreneur Networks assists your company with:
–Introduction to angel investing
–Feedback on your executive summary
–Live coaching on your pitch
–Pitch to investors–if selected
–Introduction to angel groups where appropriate
–Followup meeting with interested investors
In short, the entrepreneur gets feedback, the opportunity to network with investors, and potentially get funding.
What is the track record of funding forums?
Typically 50% of those who pitch go on to receive funding from angel and venture capital investors.
Chris Koeing of Microsoft presents Windows Phone 7:
Join Microsoft Developer Evangelist Chris Koenig for a detailed look into Microsoft’s latest offering in the mobile space – Windows Phone 7. Based on Silverlight and XNA, Windows Phone 7 provides a very rich and powerful development platform. In this session we’ll explore the Windows Phone 7 architecture, development patterns, design and development tools, and more. We’ll walk through some sample code as well as building a sample Windows Phone 7 application from scratch. You’ll leave this session with a solid understanding of what Windows Phone 7 is all about, and what it takes to build killer applications today!
Join Forum Nokia at the InfoMart(Big in Japan office) Monday, February at 7PM for an update on Nokia developer offerings and business and distribution opportunities. We’ll be providing an overview of the Nokia web developer experience, including web runtime and Flash, Qt for S60 and Maemo and more. Local mobile developer luminary Kirk Ballou of Flash Widgets LLC will be co-hosting, and showing demos of some of the applications he’s developed for Nokia devices. We’ll also provide an update on the Ovi Store and the Open Screen Project Fund. Food and refreshments will be provided.
Big in Japan Headquarters at Infomart off i-35 ViewMap
1. Introduction by VP of product development, Wayne Parrot, and senior Eclipse developer, Greg Amerson, to Genuitec history and why Genuitec entered the mobile space
2. Mobile big picture
- Smartphone advancements (hardware, network performance, geolocation, cloud computing)
- App Store (+/-)
- Mobile Web usage stats (iPhone)
- Architectural models (native, Web, hybrid)
3. OSS Impact, Eclipse Foundation
- Eclipse Blinki & Pulsar
- Other OSS initiatives
4. Mobile app strategy
- General industry-wide approach
- Finding a different strategy to stand out, examples
- Mobile web as pragmatic and capable, low risk/low cost entry point
5. HTML5 Movement
6. Mobile Web/HTML5 demo
- Getting started in mobile Web
- Demo HTML5 capabilities and key example sites
Date: Monday, March 2, 2009
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Big in Japan Headquarters (InfoMart)
Street: 1950 Stemmons Freeway, Suite 2022
City/Town: Dallas, TX Click for Map
Experiences working with Android
by Alexandar Muse
The story behind Shop Savvy
by Rylan Barnes
Backgrounds: Alexander Muse
co-founded Big in Japan. Alexander is a serial entrepreneur with more than a decade of startup experience. He served as CEO of Architel, a provider of outsourced information technology services. Previously, he was founder and CEO of LayerOne, a ventured backed telecommunications infrastructure company he started in the late 1990’s.
co-founded Big in Japan and is the lead developer of ShopSavvy, winner of Google’s Android Challenge (ADC I). Rylan started his career at HP. Since then he has worked as a consultant for Software Architects and as a software developer for Veritix.
I just received information released by Strategy Analytics courtesy of Mark Doherty (Adobe) with recent numbers on Flash Lite saturation rates: Link to Stats
It is impressive Flash has continually doubled in most markets and continues to. This time last year they were reporting around 400million devices.