Jul 16

MoMo Manila 2012:07: The Live Blog!

Can’t make it to our meeting? Join us for the live blog! :D

Remember, tonight we’ll be talking about mobile health and near field communications!

Jul 10

MoMo Manila 2012.07: mHealth and NFC

Hello everyone!

We’re back with another month of mobile knowledge! This month we will be talking about mobile health and near field technology.

Mobile Health (mHealth) will be discussed by Sergio Arroyo, Founder and CEO of Ascendant Technologies. His company has been providing information technology solutions to the medical industry since 2003.

Near Field Communications (NFC) will be discussed by Charo Nuguid, one of Mobile Monday Manila’s co-founders. She is also a consultant for training and development in Java and Android technologies.

While we only have two topics for the night, we will have several people giving their five-minute pitches to introduce their new mobile projects, services and activities. If you’re interested in taking advantage of the three-minute pitch, just let us know at mobilemondaymanila@gmail.com.

As usual, there will be free drinks and food. Feel free to mingle with everyone else during the meeting as well.

Please note the dress code in the German Club: no short pants, flip-flops or slippers!

So come on over! We missed you!

MoMo Manila 2012.07: mHealth and NFC

Meeting Schedule (schedule subject to shift depending on the arrival of the speakers)

06:30 pm – 07:00 pm – Registration

07:00 pm – 07:15 pm – Introductions / networking

07:15 pm – 07:30 pm – mHealth by Sergio Arroyo

07:30 pm – 07:35 pm – mHealth Q&A

07:35 pm – 07:45 pm – Networking break

07:45 pm – 08:00 pm – NFC by Charo Nuguid

08:00 pm – 08:05 pm – NFC Q&A

08:05 pm – 08:15 pm – Networking break

08:15 pm – 09:00 pm – Three-minute presentations / Pitches

Feb 06

MoMo Manila 2012.02: The Live Blog!

It’s Monday! And tonight is our first meeting for the year 2012.

If you can’t make it to the meeting, don’t fret! You can follow up on what’s happening through our live blog.

Click here for the mobile version of the MoMo Manila 2011.10 LIVE BLOG

Live blog coverage courtesy of Technoodling!

Feb 01

MoMo Manila 2012.02: Mobile Trends and Insights 2012

It’s the month of February! And with that we also begin our first meeting for 2012. So, what’s up us in the year of the dragon? That’s what we’ll be talking about.

Our theme for this evening is Mobile Trends and Insights 2012. We will be discussing TOP-OF-THE-PYRAMID statistics on the current Mobile ecosystem and what trends might happen in 2012. Afterwhich Globe Telecom, the World Food Programme, and Ayala Foundation will be sharing their insights on using mobile technology at the BOTTOM-OF-THE-PYRAMID especially since Philippines is NOT a smartphone country.

Leigh Reyes (President and Chief Creative Officer, Lowe Philippines) will start the meeting with an overview of our topic for the night.

Rob Nazal (Corporate Social Responsibility, Globe Telecom) will then present how mobile innovations can be a game changer for the bottom of the pyramid.

Mario Deriquito (Director, Ayala Foundation) will be discussing how the mobile solution Text2Teach is making an impact on education.

We hope to have Stephen Anderson (Country Representative, World Food Programme) in our meeting to introduce to us Conditional Cash Transfer. We also hope Gonzalo Plaza (BridgeIT Program Manager) will join us to share what he has learned in implementing mobile education in Chile.

In this month of hearts, we intend to start this year as a socially-aware mobile community. We look forward to seeing you on February 6, 2012, 7pm-9pm at the Corporate Showroom, Valero Telepark, 111 Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati City.

Sign up now for MoMo Manila 2012.02: Mobile Trends and Insights 2012! As usual, attendance is free as well as the pizza and beer!

MoMo Manila 2012.02: Mobile Trends and Insights 2012

6 February 2012, 7pm – 9pm
Corporate Showroom, Valero Telepark, 111 Valero St., Salcedo Village, MAKATI CITY


by Leigh Reyes, President and Chief Creative Officer, Lowe Philippines

By Rob Nazal, Corporate Social Responsibility, Globe Telecom

By Stephen Anderson, Country Representative, World Food Programme (to be confirmed)

By Mario A. Deriquito, Director, Ayala Foundation
*** With sharing of learnings/insights on mobile education implementation in Chile by Mr. Gonzalo Plaza, the BridgeIT Program Manager (to be confirmed)

Nov 14

The MoMo Manila Christmas Party

Santa on a mobile phone

We’re nearing the end of the year, boys and girls! The MoMo Manila team has decided to take a Christmas break this December. But before we do, let’s all celebrate Christmas a bit early and look back on the great first half we’ve had!

So we are inviting you to our Christmas party on November 28, 2011. We’ll be back at the German Club with no other agenda but to have fun.  We’ll be giving a short rundown on what we as a community have achieved in 2011.  We’re inviting back our first Mobile Bayani awardees to hand them their trophies.  We’ll have games and prizes. Of course, we still have free beer and food to go around!

We hope you can come and celebrate with us! Sign up for the party now!

If you wish to help us put together the party in cash or in kind, do contact us at mobilemondaymanila@gmail.com.

See you there!

Nov 04

Mobile Apps: The Numbers Add Up

IDC, the market intelligence firm for the IT, telco and technology markets, forecasts nearly 183 BILLION annual app downloads by 2015. In an evening of big numbers, this was certainly the biggest. The 6th MobileMonday Manila gathering focused on monetization. As Norbert Aquende, Microsoft MVP and speaker put it, “Is your mobile app just an app, or is it a business?”

Aquende pointed out that the Asia-Pacific region will become the largest smartphone market in the world by 2012. With the increasing demand for apps, it definitely makes sense for developers and potential investors to have a clear business model. He mentioned common mobile app business models, such as pay-per-download, in-app advertising, in-app purchasing, freemum, subscription, and service. As a service example, he used Amazon Fresh, a Seattle-only delivery service for groceries whose app runs exclusively on the Windows Phone 7 (WP7) platform.

In choosing the right monetization strategy, Aquende reminded the MoMoManila audience to be open to explore disruptive models, and to ensure the user base was large enough before introducing monetization. He concluded with a tour of WP7 and its advantages for mobile app developers, including Bing-powered app discovery and Metro, WP7′s specific design language.

Next with his own numbers was Johan Kremer, RIM’s Head of Alliances for Southeast Asia, who flew in from Singapore to attend MoMoManila. Currently, BlackBerry® has 70 million subscribers. Its BlackBerry App World™ is available in over 130 countries. Over 1 billion apps have been downloaded from BlackBerry App World to-date.

Johan encouraged the developers in the audience to explore how they could partner with BlackBerry in generating more revenue. He said, “Our users are hungry for apps. Over 140 million apps are downloaded per month.” He quoted an Evans Data Corporation survey: “13% of BlackBerry developers make over $100,000 from the App World apps, which is considerably more than developers of other app stores.”

For those who want to jump on the wagon, now is the right time as Johan announced that the US$1,000 first year annual fee of becoming an Associate Partner of the BlackBerry Alliance Program will be waived for Philippine developers. All they need to do is to send an email to jkremer@rim.com to waive the fee. Signing up to become a BlackBerry Alliance partner means that you will have frontline access to resources in development, marketing and training. In other words, you will be better equipped to develop applications for monetization.

RIM is holding its second Asia focused developer conference BlackBerry DevCon Asia in Bangkok from December 7-8. Johan made ten (10)  free passes available to MoMoManila. Those who register and attend will also receive free BlackBerry® PlayBook™.

Nov 02

Join Blackberry DevCon Asia and get a free PlayBook!

Hello, MoMoManileños!  We got some really great news for you!  BlackBerry DevCon will be coming to Asia for the first time!


Normally, BlackBerry holds its DevCon events in the USA.  But for the very first time, they’ll be holding it here in Asia.  To be specific, it’s going to be held at the Centara Grand  at Central World, Bangkok on December 7-8, 2011.

There’s even more great news!  Register for the event and you get a BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet for free!  Yes, folks!  Each and every participant that shows up at the BlackBerry DevCon Asia gets one for free!

Register before November 4 and you pay an early bird rate of US$200.  Regular rate is US$250.  If you are a student or a faculty member, send in a proof of enrollment or employment and you pay only $150 to attend BlackBerry DevCon Asia.

To register, just go visit the BlackBerry DevCon Asia website.

Of course, you can also get in FREE.   The people from BlackBerry have given MobileMonday Manila ten (10) free passes.  If you want to be one of the lucky people to get a free pass (and a free PlayBook!) to BlackBerry DevCon Asia, just email us your full name, your company (if any), and proof that you are a mobile developer.  Which means you HAVE to give us a portfolio of the mobile apps you have created or helped create. Just send us your details via our contact page and we’ll let you know if you’re qualified to get the free pass.

Hurry and email us!  We’re waiting for you!

Oct 24

MoMo Manila 2011.10: The Live Blog!

Our live blog for tonight’s meeting!

Click here for the mobile version of the MoMo Manila 2011.10 LIVE BLOG

Live blog coverage courtesy of The Technoclast and Technoodling!

Oct 11

Next Mobile Monday Oct. 24 – All about Monetization

The next Mobile Monday meeting is all set for Oct 24 and we’ll be talking about mobile monetization. You got insights? Come over and share them! You got a new product? Pitch it to the crowd – your very own 2 minutes of fame.

Our Speakers!

Johan Kremer, RIM

Johan Kremer is Head of Alliances and Developer Relations for SEA, RIM Singapore. He’ll be coming over to let us know about what RIM is doing over at their platform.

Norbert Aquende, Microsoft

Norbert Aquende is currently the Most Valued Professional (MVP) for Microsoft Windows Phone 7. He’s going to show us what the WP7 can give back to its developers.

Mobile Monday Manila will be meeting on Oct 24, 7pm to 9pm at the following venue:

Calle Sirocco Restaurant and Lounge
22-A Jupiter corner Galaxy Street, Bgy, Bel-Air, Makati City

Register now here.

Enjoy listening to the speakers and meeting like-minded people over beer and pizza from our sponsors..


Sep 26

MoMoManila Sept. 19 event: GMA NMI presentation

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to Ms. Edna Belleza from GMA NMI we are able to  share her  PowerPoint with You, our followers :)

The slides were presented during our recent MoMo Manila  event (Sept. 19) and outline GMA NMI’s efforts to build a ‘new’ generation of reliable Online Measurement systems. Further, they include also some neat stats, but find out for yourselves!

Your MoMoManila team.

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