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Show Me The Money – Mobile Applications

March 9, 2009


Unfortunately, due to logistics challenges, this event has been canceled.

Please visit for refunds on registration fees. Apologies for the inconvenience.

On popular demand, we have expanded the agenda for the April 14th event. Join us for two power-packed panels – one that will give you developers’ perspectives, and the second app store owners’ and investors’ perspective.

Apple’s AppStore has been touted as the reason why mobile application adoption is finally taking off (in the US, at least). In 2009 every carrier and handset maker is looking to define, refine and implement its own application store strategy.  App stores are not a recent phenomenon. Microsoft, RIM, Handmark, GetJar stores pre-date AppStore.


What is it that made AppStore successful where other attempts have languished, or simply failed? What business/revenue models and design features are necessary for applications to take off outside of iPhone? Will we have device-specific, operator-specific, or open app stores? Will it be subscription, transaction, ad-based or combinations that will show scalable monetization?

We will also cover highlights from the CTIA Wireless Convention (being held Apr 1-3).  In addition, we are crowd-sourcing ideas and topics you would like to see covered in this as well as upcoming events such as TiEcon 2009. Pleae leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments-area.


6:00 – 6:45 pm   Registration, Dinner & Networking

6:45 – 7:30 pm   From the frontlines: Mobile App developers’ stories

7:30 – 9:00 pm   Mobile Applications – Show me the money

Register for the event at the TiE Silicon Valley website.

Video from the March 3rd, Strategic Investments Outlook in Mobile event is available now.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2009 10:30 am

    Would like a discussion on smart phones, 3G networks and flat data pricing – effect on creating a market for wireless services startups. Subtopics around this would be (a) opportunity areas, (b) carrier deck deals vs. direct to consumer marketing, (c) Internet + mobile plays vs. mobile only plays, (d) US vs. International opptys, (e) B2C vs B2B.

  2. March 30, 2009 1:29 pm

    Hi, if you are looking for anyone to provide input. I may be able to help. All of our games have been in the top 100, including 3 #1s, and our apps account for more than 1% of all the downloads in the App Store even though our apps have been in the store less than 100 days.

  3. April 5, 2009 1:22 pm

    Yaar: We need to understand the Palm Pre development platform. This is one that platform that will change the surface of smart phone. Pls have a developer session on Mojo

  4. April 10, 2009 1:02 pm

    There are multiple devices that are surfacing that are potential “iPhone killers”. One user mentioned Palm Pre. There are also HTC touch, LG Xenon, Samsung Impression among others. For a mobile app developer who wants to reach an international audience, it does not scale to build a native app for each of these platforms. On the other hand, one is not able to avail the “app store” unless it is a native app. Hence the dilemma …

  5. April 10, 2009 1:44 pm

    A discussion of the future of mobile form-factor please – i.e. smartphone, netbook, or a combination? Google appears to be making the Android available in both form-factors. Will Mocrosoft and Apple do the same, or are they fearful of promoting smartphones eating into low-end of their notebook shares?

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