Pandora: putting the Music Genome Project directly in your hands.
Join us next week as we hear from Jane Huxley, Managing Director of Pandora Australia and New Zealand on how they’re bringing free streaming radio to Australia and New Zealand that is uniquely customised to each listener. Jane will share how she’s leading the introduction and growth of personalised radio service in the ANZ market, drawing from her 25 years of commercial experience including her previous role as CEO and Publisher for the Digital Division (Metropolitan) of Fairfax Media.
AppHack : Sydney Winners night!
AngelHack’s new mobile app competition, AppHACK, involving 30 cities around the world – including Sydney, took place place last 26 Oct. Focused on building mobile apps and teaching developers Android and iOS development, AppHack is the most recognized global 24hr hackathon with the chance to be accepted into AngelHack’s HACKcelerator program and a trip to San Francisco.
We will hear from Christopher of the HappyHou.se team, one of the winning teams and also the 1st AppHack Sydney winner, Ben and Michael from the Bowser team (Bowser is an app to find the nearest and cheapest petrol station based on real-time data.)
AngelHack‘s 24hr App Hackathon Comes to Sydney
Every now and again, we hear about something super-cool – and frankly we want to rush to tell folks about it. AppHACK is one of those. Oh, did we mention we have FREE tickets for you ? Checkout the description below:
“Put your skils & vision to the test @ AppHACK Sydney. FREE. Use code: MMSydney.
AppHack is focused on building mobile apps and teaching developers Android and iOS development. Get ready to compete in the most recognized global 24hr hackathon and you could win a chance to be accepted into AngelHack’s HACKcelerator program and a trip to San Francisco.”
We know you can do it – go ahead and create something totally new! And present it at Mobile Monday Sydney on November 4th in front of key innovators in the Australian mobile scene.
Use the promo code, “MMSydney” on Eventbrite to get FREE tickets to AngelHack Sydney: https://apphack13sydney.eventbrite.com/
Also Coming Up : Pandora on Nov 4th
We’ll be at our usual venue – The City Hotel (Corner of King & Kent Streets in Sydney – from 6.30pm. See you there !
MoMoSyd for Monday 14th October 2013.
PayPal – Mobile SDK update
Jimmie will speak about the new PayPal mobile SDK that is available for both IOS and Android as an native rendered integration. This mobile SDK will let a merchant rapidly integrate with PayPal to obtain payments with both PayPal and Credit cards.
PRESENTER: Jimmie Lindstrom Senior Sales Engineer at PayPal.
Senior Sales Engineer at PayPal that specializing in mobile integrations; with an extensive background as a Software Engineering Manager and with a proven record of over 12 years experience as a software engineer. Has been working with mobile integrations that involve everything from Australia’s and Europe’s largest companies to smaller start-ups.
Spent time in the beginning on 2000 building windows CE applications and working with SMS solutions in Sweden. After relocating to Australia around 10 years ago he has spent his main professional focus on mobile payment and IPTV solutions for both mobile devices and desktop.
OzForex – Foreign Exchange Services using Mobile
Tino will speak about what’s needed in an mobile site or app when it comes to payments, in terms of design and functionality. He’ll also outline why mobiles are important compared to larger devices such as tablets and desktops. Tino will share OzForex’s experience in evolving its mobile app, and give hints and tips for what makes a good app.
PRESENTER: Tino Ho, Head of Strategic Sales, Asia Pacific
Tino Ho is the Head of Strategic Sales, Asia Pacific for OzForex, a leading global provider of online and mobile international payment solutions. Tino’s role involves taking customers through concept, design and implementation to tailor international payment and partnership solutions. Tino has about 10 years experience in the international payments industry. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Economics and Marketing from Macquarie University and also holds qualifications in Financial Markets from the Australian Financial Markets Association and the Securities Institute.
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Posted by Shane Williamson
This Monday 2nd Sept 2013
Join us at The City Hotel (Corner of King & Kent Streets in Sydney. Doors open at 6:30pm for 7pm start.
Sponsored by the 2013 Australian Mobile Awards. Visit the awards site to check out the entries, vote for your favourites, and submit your own app for consideration. Note: deadline for entries has been extended to Sunday September 1st.
Focus on The App Economy
Despite there being over 900,000 apps in the Appstore and 700,000 in Google Play – suggesting the chances of individual success for the next flashlight app are rapidly diminishing – the global mobile app market is still growing incredibly strongly with Gartner predicting it set to triple from $24.5 billion in 2013 to $74 billion in 2016. The Financial Times estimates Apple alone has paid out over $10 billion to app developers since launching the Appstore (while also noting that the launch of iOS7 is set to “shake up” that economy).
In this special Mobile Monday Sydney AppEconomy event, we’ll be focusing on the growth potential of the global mobile app market – showcasing a couple of startups who are tackling the challenge of how to make apps successful in completely different ways.
Nic Wright, co-founder of AppInstruct, will argue that the proliferation of cloud based mobile support services mean that minimum viable products remain within reach of the most bootstrapped founder – enabling market validation and fundraising.
Nic will talk about what motivated him to develop a Course teaching people how to create an app, the start-up lessons he’s learned along the way and why you’ll want to send the next person who pitches an app idea to you, in their direction!
POST-EVENT UPDATE: Nic’s presentation is now up on slideshare here.
Patrick Visser, co-founder of The AppVillage – an app incubator and publisher for crowd sourced ideas – will also share their start-up story so far, from original idea to now and learnings on the way, and how their “3.8 apps” currently in the Appstore are doing – and their plans for tackling the Android market next.
If time and audience permits, we’ll get together a solid panel for Q&A too.
POST-EVENT UPDATE: Patrick’s presentation is also online here. Thanks !
Bring a Friend !
Promises to be a fascinating night of insights – as well as a great way to meet people in the industry – so bring someone who you think would benefit, or just come along and debate whether $78 billion is still ‘just a flash in the pan’.
Nic Wright – Prior to building his own business, Nic worked for over ten years as a corporate and debt lawyer, in London, the Caribbean and Sydney, advising on many headline-making deals, including Westpac’s merger with St George Bank (Australia’s largest M&A transaction) in 2008.
Patrick Visser – a Senior digital creative with 12 years agency and publisher experience in web and mobile (Fairfax, nineMSN, Clemenger, TribalDDB, Pfizer, etc.). Over the span of his career Patrick has worked as designer, art director, creative director, strategist and consultant. He is a self proclaimed generalist, equally fascinated by creating engaging user experience and the technology driving it. Excited by the mobile space and the fast expanding and game changing opportunities he teamed up with serial entrepreneur Steve Fanale to create the AppVillage, an app incubator and publisher for crowd sourced ideas.
Monday 5 August 2013 @ The City Hotel (Corner of King & Kent Streets in Sydney. Doors open at 6:30pm for 7pm start.
First up, Incoming Media on Mobile Video
Incoming is a spinout from NICTA (offices in Sydney and Santa Clara) which providing content providers an understanding of the entire mobile video experience from the content they watch, the context in which they watch it, their behavior when watching, and the networks they travel through. Content providers can drive their mobile video business and create highly engaging personalized video experiences that leads to longer engagement, satisfied users, and reduced strain on carrier networks. Incoming uses data science and on-device embedded machine learning to learn what users’ video interests are and create predictive models of user’ content interests, context, behavior, and network usage. Incoming allows content providers to provide great mobile video experiences, increase user engagement and retention – all at zero mobile data cost to the user, where the video can be watched anytime, anywhere, on any device, that always starts instantly, never buffers or stalls, and is of HD quality.
David McKeague – Co-founder of Incoming – is passionate about the creation of mobile ventures. As well as Incoming, his commercialisation role at NICTA has included the incubation of Nitero – gigabit WIFI 802.11ad fabless semi-wireless thunderbolt. David’s interest is in technology startups – solving big problems with defendable technology and transitioning technology out from the research lab into funded startups. David has also managed business development teams from startup thru to $100m per annum.
Then oogababy – “The Instagram for parents” to capture and share precious baby memories
Gunnar from oogababy (iTunes App Store Link) will present oogababy’s back story, lessons learned so far, and future prospects.
Gunnar is passionate about making useful services with online value. He came up with the idea for oogababy while waiting impatiently for his first child. Gunnar has extensive experience in software development, project management and management consulting. At oogababy, Gunnar manages the daily operations and product development. He holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science and an MBA in Management of Technology.
Monday 01 July 2013 @ The City Hotel (Corner of King & Kent Streets in Sydney)
Doors open at 6:30pm for 7pm start.
With companies and enterprises rushing to “mobilise” their web sites, is responsive design the best approach to get content on 2nd and 3rd screens? Is this merely a tick-box exercise just to have mobile presence? Or is there still an argument to go into full development of native apps?
Kicking off the evening will be Ben Beath from Loud & Clear, all the way from Melbourne, who will discuss the responsive design movement and present case studies on their works with AFL, Telstra Digital, etc.
Following that, join our esteemed panelists, together with Ben, as they share their experience in the area of mobile design and development:
Chris Paton from Vivant, the team behind Kaching and CommBank’s Property Guide iPhone app;
- Mike Boyd from Alpha Salmon, the group that gave us TAB’s mobile betting app;
- Geoff Sykes from Shodogg, leading the charge in connecting mobile devices with web-enabled screens
See you all there on the 1st day of the new FY!
Monday 3rd June 2013 @ The City Hotel (Corner of King & Kent Streets in Sydney)
Doors open at 6:30pm for 7pm start.
It’s a MoMo Founders night!
Drinks for tonight are sponsored by:
(Limited to first 50 attendees)
Update on the Mobile Ecosystem
Shane will be presenting an update on the mobile ecosystem with some stats & facts. As well as a discussion on some of the interesting trends that are impacting the mobile ecosystem globally & here in Australia.
The Future of Video
Tim Parsons will present a showcase of Mi9/ninemsn’s Jump-in Companion App for tablet and mobile, with a specific focus on the new and groundbreaking 2014 State-of-Origin experience.
New Twitter features promising to change the way we look at tweets PLUS actionable research and killer insights for smart mobile devices from
Mike Brown (@TwitterAU)
A San Franscisco native, Mike will be in the house to talk about Twitter’s latest innovation Twitter Cards. We’ll also have a rich Q&A about Twitter’s plans with the latest global insights from the social media giant.
From closer to home, Roxanne has the latest trend analysis on social, mobile, and digital behaviours, and some cool predictions for how all things digital will evolve in Australia over the next few years.
Promises to be a fun, inspiring night ! Come along with all your questions ready to go for Mike and Roxanne, and get your tickets here on Eventbrite.
Clipp Mobile Bar Tabs
Clipp is a new mobile service, designed locally, to make creating a bar tab easier for both the customer and the business. Greg and Craig will talk us through the project from ideation to upcoming launch.
Greg founded eCoffeeCard, a loyalty card app in 2011 and is being used in 1,600 cafes across Australia, NZ and the UK. His current project that launches next week is Clipp, enabling uses to open, view, share and pay their bar tab or restaurant bill from their smart phone. Clipp has integrated with 5 of the leading POS companies around Australia with a customer base of over 5,500 venues that Clipp can be rolled into.
Craig has been developing software for 11 years, the last 4 years focussed on apps. He’s worked with various businesses from startups like eCoffeeCard to media giants like NineMSN. He’s passionate about design + UX, he loves to draw and has contributed a set to NeonMob, a Californian based digital trading card startup. You can usually find him hovering around his local hipster coffee shop, Marlowe’s Way.
BlackBerry 10 OS Innovations
BlackBerry will be coming to speak about the latest UI innovations in BlackBerry 10, including Balance, Hub and Peek.
Adam has been working in technology since 2000. He has worked with many inspirational organisations including Sony where he worked in product innovation across APAC. Adam currently works as the Head of Alliances & Strategic Business for BlackBerry where he is focused on bringing local, unique experiences to BlackBerry 10. Additionally, Adam has worked as a mentor to many start-ups and developer agencies as the skills and ideas continue to flourish across Australia and New Zealand. http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=27726437&trk=tab_pro