Tag Archive | "mobile developer"

Listen to me on MOTODEV’s 2nd “Social Media Marketing Tips for Mobile Developers”: Wed. Oct 21 at 9am Pacific

October 14, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Events, Mobile, Social Media
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Next Wednesday, October 21st at 9am, I’ll be talking with Motorola’s Randy Ksar in the second installment of MOTODEV‘s Podcast on “Social Media Marketing Tips for Mobile Developers”.  We’ll explore how mobile application developers can incorporate social media into their apps to boost downloads and increase user engagement. What: Social Media Marketing Tips for Mobile […]

WinMoDev Camp is in Silicon Valley on Friday!

October 1, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Events, Mobile
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WinMoDevCamp is happening from 10-5 tomorrow (Friday, October 2nd) at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, in conjunction with Silicon Valley Code Camp.  They’ve got a solid line-up of presenters leading sessions including Susan Kevorkian of IDC’s Mobile & Wireless team, Microsoft MVPs, Sony Ericsson, Samsung and more. If you’re planning to develop for […]

Recap of Mobile Monday Silicon Valley in San Francisco August 3, 2009

August 4, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Advertising, Events, Financing, Mobile, Monetization
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Last night, I attended the Mobile Monday Silicon Valley event at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. There was a panel discussion on “Mobile Monetization,” which drew a large crowd, which seemed in direct proportion to the level of excitement around the topic of monetization.  The panel was moderated by Julie Ask, VP […]

The best things in life aren’t always free. Just ask a struggling mobile developer.

July 14, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Advertising, Developers, Mobile, Monetization
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These days, for every inspiring story that I hear about a mobile independent software vendor (ISV) / developer that’s “raking in loads of cash” through Apples’ App store, I hear a handful of stories from mobile ISVs that are trying to dig themselves out of the red.  While the press is focused on the “iPhone […]

Palm announces cool new features for Pre… Can’t launch fast enough.

May 28, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Review, Social Media
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Today at The WallStreet Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference, Jon Rubinstein, Palm’s executive chairman, and Roger McNamee, Palm’s director and co-founder of Elevation Partners announced some brand, spanking new features for Palm’s new webOS, the operating system that will power the Palm Pre when it launches on Sprint in the US on June 6.  […]

You say you want a (mobile billing) revolution… It’s here!

April 9, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Monetization, Review
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Last week at CTIA in Las Vegas, I met someone from “Billing Revolution“, a company that is trying to make mobile payments easier…a lot easier….and cheaper.  If you’ve ever tried selling something from a mobile phone, you know how much of a hassle it usually is.  Arranging sales through premium SMS or integrated carrier billing […]

Open vs. Closed – The Mobile Debate Rages On

January 26, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Social Media
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There’s a lot of talk about the value of openness on the web…. Open development platforms, open APIs, open source, OpenSocial, etc.  “Open” is a popular word these days, and depending on who you talk to, “open” can mean any one of many different things. “Open” as it relates to the mobile is no exception…. […]



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