Mobile Web Megatrends

Mobile Web Megatrends

A note from Ajit on Mobile Web Megatrends. Stay tuned for more …


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Firstly, We wish you a Happy New Year
We (Ajit Jaokar, Larry Lockhart and in partnership with Chetan Sharma) have launched Mobile Web Megatrends and we would like to extend an invitation for you to join the site.

The Mobile Web Megatrends site extends the conference that was launched at the University of Berkeley in California last year. Since then we have evolved the site and the conference, with the next event going global in Singapore April 2009.
The videos from the Berkeley event are now live, and starting in mid January, we will launch our free fortnightly/ biweekly newsletter covering the latest Mobile Web trends. This will be our unique viewpoint but we also encourage suggested links for consideration. Ajit also plans to post draft chapters from forthcoming books – starting with the book Implementing Mobile Web 2.0 – which is on the site now.
Thus, you get a bi-weekly analysis on the latest developments and trends within the Mobile Web  Free videos and draft copies of Ajit’s forthcoming books, all completely free.

Chetan Sharma and Ajit are also creating a report called Mobile Web Megatrends where we model the uptake of key technologies, members can get a discount on this report when it launches.

Why focus on the Mobile Web and it’s related ecosystem?
For many of us economically, the last year was difficult .. and the next year may be more so .. and we all know that the mobile and telecoms industry cannot be immune to these global trends ..

Yet, the Economist sounds an optimistic note with the prediction that – from the world’s poorest countries to the very richest, the demand for mobile phones will not be derailed by tougher economic times.  Another reason for optimism is – much of what we as an industry have been predicting for the last few years (like location based services) is finally becoming mainstream. The recession does not really impact that trend.

Nonetheless, it will be a time to look at technologies and trends which are already mainstream and do not require additional significant investment to get started.
One of these is the Mobile Web

As we saw at the Mobile Web Megatrends conference, the ‘Mobile Web’ has become more complex – and includes many elements like Offline processing (Google Gears), APIs (GSMA Network APIs, OMTP Bondi etc), Cloud computing and many other ideas. Going forward, we expect that the Mobile Web will be an even more exciting place as these trends evolve to become mainstream.

This blog gives a complete taxonomy of the Mobile Web we are considering for Mobile Web Megatrends: Mobile Web Ecosystem – taxonomy
This year promises to be even more significant with Device manufacturers like Nokia introducing innovative services like image based mobile search applications , LG introducing the first 3G+HSDPA phone , the definition of the ‘Web’ extending to the SIM with Smart card web server technologies and so on.

And all this as the true impact of Android will be fully felt in 2009
Registration is FREE and takes only a few seconds. The benefits of Mobile Web Megatrends include

  • Immediate access to all Mobile Web Megatrends Video Presentations
  • Advanced chapters of the Mobile Web Megatrends book – Plus the opportunity to suggest your own case study for the book
  • Sample sections from the Mobile Web Megatrends report created by Ajit Jaokar and Chetan Sharma
  • Access to the Mobile Web Megatrends community (coming soon)
  • Priority notification and deep discounts on events, including Mobile Web Megatrends Singapore, April 2009

  Click Here To Register!

Many thanks and Kind Regards
                        Ajit, Larry and Chetan