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Reza and Joel will be giving a live demonstration on how to use Expression Blend and Visual Studio to develop a non-trivial Windows Phone application.
We will discuss 3 topics near and dear to many: mobile apps; social apps; and helping ensure wild success. Join us to learn how Thuzi has created social apps that can run on phone devices (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone,) iPad/tablets, and tap cloud computing to handle rapid growth.
Have you ever surfed the web on a smartphone, when all of a sudden you hit a page that was so ill-suited to mobile viewing--so slow, so awkward, so inoperable--that you couldn't complete your visit? Don't let your site break like that. In this session, you'll learn what separates a great mobile site from a dismal one, and how to transform your fixed web presence into a great mobile experience.
Mobile phone technologies are evolving at an accelerated pace. With the introduction of touch screen devices the mobile user experience was dramatically changed. Madhava Enros will talk about the future of the mobile UI and discusses the challenges of designing a browser for the small screen.
by Mari Baker
PlayFirst chief executive Mari Baker will highlight how a leading single-player game company effectively transitioned to emerging growth platforms like mobile and social.
The mobile platform opens up opportunities to influence people whenever and wherever they are. We’ll look at the psychology of persuasion, understanding behavior patterns, intervention leverage points, persuasive techniques for mobile apps, cultivating lasting attention, triggering action, overcoming resistance to behavior change and more.
Steady user trends bring about dramatic and abrupt changes by handset manufactures like Nokia, operating system providers like Microsoft, and carriers like T-Mobile. AT&T's bid to acquire T-Mobile and Microsoft's billion dollar deal to be Nokia's OS provider and the shake-up in Japan are just the most recent seismic disruptions to the mobile eco-system.
From phone to tablets to microwaves to refrigerators, the world is now filled with touch devices. Pulse News, a beautiful mobile application that allows you to read your news visually, was developed by young Stanford graduate students. Started off as a class project, it now has a solid presence on both iOS and Android platforms.
Tackling mobile performance is a bigger challenge than desktop - more operating systems, greater browser disparity, and limitations of the device. In this session Steve Souders shows how to analyze mobile performance across all the popular devices. He demonstrates analysis tools, services for accessing devices remotely, and quirks he's discovered that show mobile performance is full of surprises.
by Dan Shapiro
There are over a quarter million iphone apps. Fortunes are being made--but not so much in the appstores. So forget the democratic storefronts: this insider's tour of the mobile industry will show you where the real money can be made.
Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff discusses how the Web-based business redefined its business model and overhauled its planning and design process to embrace location-based mobile technologies, enhance user experiences and improve advertiser ROI. Real estate is ripe for mobile and Zillow’s early and aggressive integration of mobile is helping attract new users and open up new revenue streams.
by Dan Shapiro
Appstores are hell. Why fight it out hand to hand when you can work the system? We'll get in to the nitty gritty of how to build carrier relationships, close OEM sales, and score preloads. Names will be named--be ready to talk about your mobile plans and how to get them on the fast track.
28th–31st March 2011