September 4th, 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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