With Mobile Marketing forecast to be worth £14.4 billion by 2016, this year’s Social Media World Forum event (27-28th March) sets out to deliver a wealth of practical advice around using mobile social media and integrating mobile into your existing marketing strategy.
The growth in this market is due to the surge in smart phone ownership, which has also led to a knock on popularity for location based services. Research from Deloitte suggests that apps location features are significantly more popular than other apps.
With Google announcing in May that Google TV devices would soon be able to access customised apps through Android Market, giving developers the opportunity to make and sell TV apps, the world of internet-connected TV is set to take off. Google TV will be hosting free developers’ workshops at Apps World N.America to offer their insight on how to explore the challenges of this new technology. Connected TV will offer consumers virtually limitless access to content by bringing the internet straight into your living room. Here are some of the key changes to the home entertainment experience as a result of the development of internet-connected TV. (more…)
2. 100+ speakers from top names in the industry including Twitter, AT+T, Radian6, Google TV, Yahoo and Bing.
3. Unique opportunity to network with 2500+ attendees made up from leading industry representatives.
4. Free to attend developers zone – two day showcase of technical presentations from leading developers, handset operators & apps stores covering a myriad of opportunities and challenges faced when developing apps.
5. Free to attend social media hub – two day showcase from leading social media networks & service providers providing an insight into the basics of successfully adopting SM, practical tips & tricks, budding start-ups & a look into social TV. (more…)
This year #AppsWorld welcomes back the Facebook Developers Garage, hosted by e27, to the Asia event who will be providing hands-on, practical advice for grass-roots developers looking to get into the fast-moving and lucrative
On Thursday 1 September at 1630 e27 will host the Facebook developers ‘meet & greet’ session which will include a talk on the latest issues for developers in social media and an introduction to Facebook’s new regional team including Alexander Klienberg (Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnerships in Asia-Pacific/Japan) and highlights of the plans for the region as well as networking opportunities. (more…)
One billion downloads in the past three months and one week.
Apple announced Tuesday that more than three billion apps have been downloaded from its revolutionary App Store by iPhone and iPod touch users worldwide.
“Three billion applications downloaded in less than 18 months–this is like nothing we’ve ever seen before,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “The revolutionary App Store offers iPhone and iPod touch users an experience unlike anything else available on other mobile devices, and we see no signs of the competition catching up anytime soon.”
The news comes nine months after it hit 1 billion downloads, with the second billion taking a further six months.
When the 2 billion mark was reached, Apple also announced that 85 000 apps were available in the App Store at the time. This time, the company chose to stick to download numbers only.
However, in November 2009, Apple did say that 100 000 apps were published to the store.
There’s been some useful discussion recently about using the app store model for distributing enterprise software and services within organizations. Up until now, most IT needs in the majority of businesses have been met through one-size-fits-all delivery of solutions that are either hand-crafted or purchased and then imposed on all. It’s been this way for at least three decades, but now this aging and inadequate process is beginning to improve. (more…)
Social news aggregator Digg.com has released its free iPhone app in the App Store. Packed with a slick, feature-rich interface, the app is a strong start for the popular website, though there’s plenty of room for it to grow. (more…)
Whats next for Social TV? Below Mark Groves from NDS talks about whats next for social tv and how this will be intergrated into our exisiting platforms
The Social Shindig party, the official networking party of Social Media World Forum will be taking place on the middle evening of the event.All conference pass delegates are invited to head over to the Archangel venue situated opposite the Kensington Royal Garden Hotel. The venue is a10 min walk from Olympia & The Hilton Olympia Hotel – the official event hotel and 5 m ins from High Street Kensington Tube Station.
In true party style, a free bar will run at the start of the evening with the added feature of an ice luge – perfect touch for some chilled networking at the end of an action packed day. (more…)
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