The Android community met on the evening of the 1st conference day of Droidcon 2013 at another B-mobile event. In the trendy neighborhood “Xberg” right along the Paul-Lincke-Ufer around 60 droids and mobilers came together in the nice office of madvertise. Right from the beginning on guests from all over the world networked intensively while having cold drinks. The night proceeded with serious business.
Christof Wittig, CEO of madvertise (madvertise.com), presented the activities of his company. The Berlin based start-up is one of the most successful ad networks in the mobile world – largely thanks to sophisticated data analysis. He invited to join him in building a successful startup hub in Berlin which can compete with the Silicon Valley and London.
Android is the #1!
Manuel Loistl of Developers on demand (www.developers-on-demand.com) showed Android’s impressive growth story. Winning all around the globe. Winning market after market. You’ll find sources to his stats here. The presentation followed a short discussion about chances for alternative mobile operating systems.
Christian Beier – Co-founder of shoutr – presented the first app of the evening. A service for sharing photos, videos and documents via an ad-hoc Wifi network from one Android phone to another. Shoutr (shoutr.net) is interesting for events by providing location-based informations for participants.
Either… or? -> as well as…
Co-Founder Christian Paulus of halfreal games (halfrealgames.com) presented the fascinating idea of a mobile social-games network. Gamble with many other mobile gamers locally and globally. The guys have a very promising concept and are looking for some additional funding. If you have reasonably deep pockets get in touch with them!
Raanan Nevet of RefreshMe (getrefresh.me) is working on a completely different solution. RefreshMe enables you to have a look at your notes before accepting a call. So always be informed about your caller. RefreshMe from Berlin is also open to include more information ideas in their Android app.
Pay attention to the rant!
Sascha Pallenberg of Mobilegeeks (www.mobilegeeks.de) entertained the attendees with his rant on the new Facebook Home for Android. His prediction: Facebook’s try to hijack the smartphone users’ lock screen will lead to dissatisfied Facebook users and finally instant Facebook Home uninstalls. His drastic opinion lead to an immediate discussion.
Markus Juninger showed the TV app Prime Guide (www.primeguide.tv) for Android phones, tablets and Google TV. In addition to a sexy look and feel for all German TV stations, the app also integrates information from databases like IMDB and Wikipedia. Having more than 100,000 users Prime Guide is one of the most popular TV apps for Android in Germany.
Access for your Phone!? What’s 38+57?
Simon Smend impressed the mobile community with UnlockYourBrain (www.unlockyourbrain.com) – a new phone locker. Instead of simply only drawing a pattern UnlockYourBrain users have to solve a math equation before re-gaining access to their phone. By doing so they continuously “unlock” their brain and refresh arithmetic skills.
Lutz Koch topic of the evening: The backend of a mobile app with apiOmat (www.apiomat.com). Lutz’ promise: Have a working backend for your app project within just 15 minutes with apiOmat by using their backend-as-a-service solution. This clearly is a make or buy decision.
One Platform for all apps
B-mobile didn’t only have guests from London and Taipei but also from Russia. Timur Dyussebayev of the Russian search engine of choice Yandex (www.yandex.ru) explained the One Platform Foundation (www.onepf.org). With the open AppDF developers can submit their apps simultaneously to multiple Android marketplaces. Convenient and time-saving.
We are looking forward to having 100% mobile presentations at B-mobile VIII in May. Apply for one of the eight slots! Applications are open now! Send us your deck for your 3 minute presentation to slides Kai-Christian and the team will get in touch with you instantly.
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