Mobilize 2010 was not what you might call a focused conference. So here’s some good news: the entire conference is already online, available for your viewing pleasure at your leisure.
Tango, an app that allows you to make video calls over 3G launched at our Mobilize 2010 conference last week. Since then it has become the top free Social Networking app in Italy, Belgium, France and Luxembourg and ranks at number 3 in the US.
The dust has barely settled from Mobilize, but what did we learn from the event? These insights and stats, shared by the mobile tech’s thought leaders yesterday, put the industry in perspective and show how quickly it has grown over the past decade — and is still growing.
To conclude a great day at GigaOM’s Mobilize 2010, 10 startups competed against each other in front of our audience and a panel of VC judges. Unity Technologies won the judges’ vote, with Jiepang in second and Vive in third. StartTalking was the audience favorite.
There’s plenty of new innovation in the mobile space, as development has become easier than ever before. But while today’s mobile startups are finding it easier to create and release applications than in the past, VCs said marketing those apps is still a huge issue.
To virtualize or not, seems to be the question for most operators and handset manufacturers, according to our mobile virtualization panel at our Mobilize 2010 event. The panel appeared divided, wondering what the use case is that will lead to the widespread of virtualization on handsets.
The touch interface has effectively taken over, thanks to the success of the iPhone, and every mobile device maker is trying to catch up and figure out how to use it, mobile designer and former Nokia staffer Christian Lindholm told the GigaOM Mobilize conference on Thursday.
Cloudmade, Where, Placecast, Evri and Apigee presented their bids for the “next big idea” in mobile at today’s GigaOM Mobilize conference. If they’re an accurate sample, the future of mobile is all about location, smart filters and APIs.
We are entering a time when many devices are connected to the web, and entrepreneur/author Mike Kuniavsky is promoting the use of “Service Avatars” to heighten the user experience for connected devices. Kuniavsky is the CEO of ThingM, and the recently released book “Smart Things”.
Designer Yves Behar, president of fuseproject, says “design creep” is strangling gadget and product development. His advice: delight in the simple experience.