Archive for September, 2007
Despite it being in the middle of the Ganesh Festival,the September event of MoMoMum saw an eager group of MoMo faithfuls descend upon The Plateau Hall in the heart of Club Peninsula.The participants were greeted by a surprise setup consisting of multiple cameras to showcase some of the new technologies around the discussion topic.
Ruchit Surati from Mobicore Technologies introduced the topic for the day by giving a brief presentation on the company he represents. The need for an alternate channel or “pipe” for distributing content created by developers was the topic that took center stage in the presentation as well as the panel discussion that followed. Pranav Sayta from G2I Technologies gave a brief example of the success his company has had in creating such a distribution network. There was a consensus among the panelists and audience members on the need to develop such networks to allow both content developers and customers to deliver and access information freely. Issues regarding the “walled gardens” of mobile operators was again raised given the GPRS delivery for Pranav Sayta’s content.
Despite the numerous obstacles, Pranav Sayta was confident of the power of the network created and unique products delivered; an interesting takeaway for the day for all entrepreneurs and managers: To focus on creating different products that customers want and not to worry about things that are not in your control.
The session ended with dinner which was accompanied by a demonstration of G2I’s Lock Eye product. Lock Eye is essentially a mobile Remote surveillance system that allows you to monitor your home/office/factory via your Nokia phone and GPRS connection for as little as a Rs. 7,000 one time charge. As the effect of the delicious food started to kick in, the crowd dispersed ready to return for the next adventurous session of Mobile Monday Mumbai.
September 18th, 2007
The September event of Mobile Monday Mumbai will be held on 17th September.
Thanks to Mobicore Technologies for sponsoring the event and supporting the community.
Mobile content infrastructure and platform
- Ruchit Surati, Mobicore Technologies
- Jagdish Purohit, Mobile Dhamaal
- Amit Doshi, Webodrome
- Nahush Bhatt, Gate2info.Net Technologies
- Pranav Sayta, Gate2info.Net Technologies
- Group Discussions
Monday, 17th September
7.00pm - 9.30pm
Peninsula Corporate Park,
GR Kadam Marg,
Mumbai - 400 013.
Click here to Register.
September 11th, 2007
The August event of MoMo Mumbai was kicked off by Rakesh Godhwani from Qualcomm. Discussion for the event surrounded location based services and a number of applications associated with the concept. The five panel members and more than 130 audience members were representative of the mobile industry and consisted of application developers, hardware providers, mobile phone companies, service providers and enthusiasts.
The panelists discussed worldwide trends in location based services and tipped the audience on some of the likely near term applications. Emergency response services as well as child or spouse monitoring applications, it was felt, were likely to be the first applications off the shelf. A number of technologies associated with these services were also discussed; these included cell ID as well as GPS technologies. Development of off-beat applications like an urban Monopoly or something along the lines of Pac Manhatttan were raised by Ninad Chhaya, VP-Products, Jump Games.
Lively debate ensued as the enthusiastic audience fulfilled their curiosity by asking multiple questions over a two hour period. Mobile value added service entrepreneurs were especially keen on the direction service providers might take in providing access to their “walled gardens”.
The consensus in the room seemed to be that mobile based location services were an inevitable development. The hardware component of such services is already in place and as phones with GPS chips begin to roll out, it can be expected to see some of these applications soon.
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September 4th, 2007