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Mobile Monday Labs: Cross-Platform Development on March 4th

Building apps to go cross-platform is one of the big challenges of mobile.  One option is to use a platform framework such as Phonegap, HTML5, or a commercial toolset that takes some of the pain out of porting. The other option is to build a separate native app for iOS, Android, and other phones, requiring more work but allowing full control in building an optimal app experience.  Either approach can make sense depending on specific circumstances such as the need to support many devices or the importance of an optimal design.

This event will feature three short presentations by:

Alan Greenblatt of Adobe Systems

What exactly is and isn’t PhoneGap? This talk will go over some of the basics of PhoneGap for those that don’t know about it, or aren’t quite sure (or have been misinformed!) and describe when PhoneGap is and is not the right choice for your development needs. It will also review specific case studies of PhoneGap applications, why PhoneGap was chosen, and how the apps were built.

Alan Greenblatt is a senior evangelist at Adobe. Over the years, Alan has worked on everything from 2D & 3D graphics and animation for Sun & Microsoft, Semantic Data Integration for NATO, Airbus and State Street Bank, and Web development for various state & local governments and financial & pharmaceutical companies. These days he focuses on Web Standards and Web & Mobile app development. You can reach Alan on Twitter at @agreenblatt or on his blog, http://blattchat.com.

Richard Denton of MocoSpace

Contrary to Mark Zuckerberg, HTML5 is ready for prime time and developers can experience how fast and fluid mobile web apps can be, see the advantages for developing HTML5 over native, and learn how to start using it.

Rich Denton is the Director of Product for the nation’s largest mobile social network, MocoSpace. Since joining the team, he has pushed the envelope on what is possible with CSS3 and HTML5 on the mobile web to help deliver a more streamlined, user-friendly product. With a focus on efficiency, Rich’s expertise in JavaScript has also been crucial in optimizing the product’s core features — from HTML5 games to user communication — for a large number of mobile devices. He and his team have proven that the future of mobile is HTML5 and it is bright.

Jarrod McLean of Vivox

A review of the pros and cons of cross platform solutions such as PhoneGap and HTML5 as a development alternative for a new application. Followed by a short case study of the initial development of the Bobsled by T-Mobile application and why a cross platform solution was not a good fit for building an iOS and Android app.

Jarrod McLean has over 17 years experience in software development across a broad range of industries. He has has always focused on cutting edge technologies. For the past four years Jarrod has concentrated on iOS and Android Mobile development, building applications and SDK’s for both platforms. Constructing applications for companies such as T-Mobile and Vivox providing voice, text, and social experiences, as well as applications for consumer apparel companies, Jarrod has a broad range of Mobile skills and insights into how Mobile fits into different industries.

This event is co-hosted with the Boston Google Developer Group.

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Agenda:

6pm – Doors open for networking

7pm  – Begin formal event

8:15 till close – Networking

Location:  Ned Devine’s at Fanueil Hall

MBTA transportation:  Near Downtown Crossing (Red, Orange), Gov’t Center (Green), and State (Blue, Orange).

Parking:  There is parking at 75 State Street Garage located on Broad Street. Open 24 Hours. $3 OFF with Faneuil Hall Marketplace merchant/store validation on weekdays. $12 PARKING after 5:00PM on weekdays and all day Saturday, Sunday and select holidays with Faneuil Hall Marketplace merchant/store validation.  Or try one of the coupons at Boston Central Parking at 47 Broad Street: http://boston.centralparking.com/Restaurants/Boston-Ned-Devines-Parking.html

In partnership with Boston Android.

Many thanks to Adobe for being our sponsor for this event.

 

Questions?  Contact Mobile Monday Boston at info@momoboston.com.

Recap of Enterprise Mobility event

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Thanks to everyone who came out for our Boston Mobile Enterprise event at Ned Devine’s. We posted the full video of the panel on YouTube.

Lots of photos are on our Facebook group and Verivo’s Facebook page.

And don’t forget that our sponsor Verivo Software, the enterprise mobility company, is looking for talented product development professionals. So, please spread word and take advantage of the “Refer a Friend. Earn $7500” program.” See details here: http://www.verivo.com/about-us/careers/

Mobile Enterprise event on February 4th

On February 4th, join us for a discussion by Boston’s leading companies serving the mobile enterprise, Mobiquity, Apperian, and Verivo Software.  In the past year, enterprise mobility has moved from the side stage into the main arena and the enterprise mobility and bring your own device (BYOD) market is expected to reach $181.39 Billion by 2017. Many venture investors are shifting resources from the more speculative consumer mobile apps arena to the wider potential of the market within large companies.

Our discussion will focus on topics of critical importance to the mobile enterprise such as device management, security, enterprise apps, APIs  and also the latest industry trends and emerging opportunities.

Speakers:

  Apperian – Chuck Goldman, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

  Mobiquity – Ty Rollin, Chief Architect

  Verivo Software – Arny Epstein, Chief Technology Officer

Moderated by Andrew Borg, Research Director of Enterprise Mobility & Collaboration, Aberdeen Group

Agenda:

6pm – Doors open for networking

7pm  – Begin formal event

8:15 till close – Networking

We will also have demonstration tables from Boston mobile enterprise startups.

MBTA transportation:  Near Downtown Crossing (Red, Orange), Gov’t Center (Green), and State (Blue, Orange).

Parking:  There is parking at 75 State Street Garage located on Broad Street. Open 24 Hours. $3 OFF with Faneuil Hall Marketplace merchant/store validation on weekdays. $12 PARKING after 5:00PM on weekdays and all day Saturday, Sunday and select holidays with Faneuil Hall Marketplace merchant/store validation.  Or try one of the coupons at Boston Central Parking at 47 Broad Street: http://boston.centralparking.com/Restaurants/Boston-Ned-Devines-Parking.html

 

This event is made possible by Verivo, our exclusive sponsor for this event:

 

Slides, Notes, and Photos from the Mobile Marketing Event

Audience PhotoWith over 500 people attending it was great gathering of the Boston mobile community.  We hope that you gained some insights from the panel discussion and made some new connections during the networking sessions.
Many of the panelists powerpoint presentations can been seen at the MIT Enterprise Forum slideshare site

A video of the panel presentations can is now posted at the MIT Enterprise Forum’s video portal

Thanks again to our event sponsors, Cogniance, Fiksu and Nanigans, as we need their support to make these large industry gatherings happen.  We also want to acknowledge our demo table sponsor – SessionM.
Thank also to Drync Direct and the Boston Wine Expo for showcasing wines from the upcoming Wine Expo on February 16-17th.  Drync enables wine lovers to rate and buy wines while at the Boston Wine Expo. Tickets are on sale now at http://bwetickets.eventbrite.com and we have an exclusive discount code for event attendees –  $10 Promo Code: DRYNC.
See the Enterprise Forum’s website for more information on their programs and membership options.

Mobile Marketing and Advertising

Local Boston companies Staples, Nanigans, Nexage, SessionM, and Fiksu discuss the state of mobile marketing in 2013

Join us on the 14th of January for a fun and informative evening about Boston mobile marketing successes and trends. We’ll examine case studies of successful mobile marketing campaigns as well as the challenges of reaching users on the small screen.

Panelists:
Prat Vemana – Director, Velocity Lab and Mobile, Staples
Sutha Kamal – SVP Mobile, Nanigans
Victor Milligan – Chief Marketing Officer, Nexage
Bill Clifford – Chief Revenue Officer, SessionM
Jo Wightman – Director of Client Development, Fiksu
Moderated by Kevin Wiant.

The evening will include a complementary wine tasting courtesy of the Boston Wine Expo and Drync. If you want to taste and buy wines on the spot, download the Drync iPhone app. The featured wineries are Dos Familias, World Wide Wine of New England, Oyster Bay, Rutherford Wine Co., Alexander Valley Vineyards, Mount Beautiful. We will also have demonstration tables from some of Boston’s local mobile advertising startups.

Agenda:
6 – 7pm Wine tasting, demos and networking
7 – 8:15pm Campaign stories and audience Q&A
8:15 – 9:45pm Wine tasting, demos and networking

Time and Date: January 14th at 6:00pm
Location: Seaport Hotel, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210
Cost: Free

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Co-hosted with the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge: MIT_EF_Cambridge_CMYK

This event is made possible by our generous sponsors:
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Joint event between Web Innovators and Mobile Monday

Join us on December 3rd for our first combined Webinno and Mobile Monday.  The event will follow the usual Webinno format but we’ll focus on the topic of mobile and feature Mobile Monday early stage companies.

Date:  Monday December 3rd

Time:  6:30pm Doors Open

Location:  Royal Sonesta Hotel Cambridge

Cost:  Free

Register:
http://webinnomobile.eventbrite.com/

If you’d like to demo, fill out this form.

Wondering what events are coming up for Mobile Monday? Check out our event calendar.

Trends in Mobile Investment

This event will feature a fast-paced panel discussion about recent trends in mobile investment. Which companies are getting funded? What sectors of mobile are bringing in the most investment?  Our discussion includes:

Andrew Paradise, Lookout Gaming and Aislebuyer acquired by Intuit April 2012
David Beisel, Nextview Ventures
Carl Stjernfeldt, Castile Ventures
Nilanjana Bhowmik, Longworth Venture Partners
Kent Bennett, Bessemer Venture Partners

Time/Date: November 5th from 6.30 to 9pm
Location: Nutter offices in the Seaport
Cost: Free evening event

Register

Are you founding a company or looking for investment? You may want to attend TCN’s FastTrack. It’s an afternoon half-day program in the same venue as the Mobile Monday event and led by a group of experienced investors and entrepreneurs.

Agenda for the TCN Event (Separate Registration Required)

Founder’s Story: Jerry King – Former COO, Where.com

Angel and Venture Term Sheet Negotiation:
Raj Aggarwal, Localytics
Jim Woodward, Angel Investor
Michelle Basil, Nutter
Alex Glovsky, Nutter

IP Issues for Mobile:
Rod Forter, Skyhook Wireless
Ron Cahill, Nutter

Mobile Marketing and Distribution:
Chuck Goldman, Apperian
Ryan Moore, Atlas Ventures

Financial Projections and Pitching:
Alicia Amaral, Scalar Partners
Heather Onstott, LaunchCapital
Jeremy Halpen, Nutter

TCN Event Time: November 5th from Noon to 5:30pm
TCN Event Cost: $100 (Register at TCN’s website)

Upcoming events for November, December, January

Trends in Mobile Investment (Nov 5th)

Join David Beisel of Nextview, Carl Stjernfeldt of Castile Ventures, and other investors for a discussion about which mobile companies are receiving investments and why.
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4610895312
(free evening event)

This event follows an afternoon program by TCN called the Mobile Fast Track
A half-day program for mobile entrepreneurs who are starting companies and raising capital.  Speakers include the COO of Where.com, CEO of Localytics, General Counsel of Skyhook Wireless, Founder of Apperian, and many others.
http://www.thecapitalnetwork.org/programs/mobile-fast-track/
($100 for TCN’s half-day program)

Mobile Wallets and NFC (Oct 29th)

A discussion on mobile wallets featuring the VP of Dunkin’ Brands, Head of Mobile for MasterCard, Director Strategic accounts for PayPal, CMO of CorFire, and the Director of Mobile at Staples.
http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/events/nfc-event-mobile-wallet-wars-and-warriors/
(free for MoMo with code ‘MITMoMo’)

Webinno and Mobile Monday (Dec 3rd)

A collaboration between Mobile Monday and Webinno celebrating another great year for mobile.
http://webinnomobile.eventbrite.com/
(free evening event)

Mobile Marketing (Jan 14th)

We’ve got a huge mobile marketing event in the works!  Contact us if you have a mobile marketing story, an app or service to demo, or you’d like to get involved as a sponsor.
Registration opens soon…

Mobile Demo Night on October 1st

We’re continuing our new monthly schedule with a Demo Night of new companies on the Boston startup scene. The format will be rapid fire demo’s and the featured companies include…

TalkTo which lets you communicate with businesses via text message, in April they raised $3m from Matrix Partners. SessionM creates a gamification layer for mobile apps, they recently raised $20m led from Charles River Ventures. SummerCamp has a playfully off-color game by a couple of game gurus from the former 38 Studios. Owlchemy Labs are SEGA-published Boston game developers who will show off their latest creation. Timbre is a local live music app which that appeared during a hackathon and was swiftly techcrunched. Ubersense enables mobile collaboration between athletes and coaches, they recently raised $1.1 from Atlas, Google, and Boston Seed Capital.

Doors open at 6pm. Presentations begin around 7pm. Networking resumes from 8-9pm.

Register to attend.

As always, Mobile Monday is free for attendees and speakers. This event is supported by our sponsor Kinvey.

Mobile Design Recap

Thanks everyone for coming to the mobile design session! It was record attendance for a Labs event.

We’ve uploaded the mobile design presentations to a Mobile Monday Google Drive folder. (Note: This link requires you to login on some mobile devices, apparently a Google Drive bug)

We’re liking Ned Devine’s as the venue and are planning more events there. And yes, we are putting ourselves on a monthly schedule.