Archive for 2007

MoMo Dec => MoDeMo

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Since we are having a one day MoDeMo event showcasing mobile demos on 16th we decided to cancel our regular 4th monday meet for December. Hope to see you all at the regular MoMo in 2008, in the mean time please check out

Navteq LBS Challenge

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Following upon our last event which was based on LBS, we’d like to point you to Navteq Global LBS Challenge. If you are looking for how to start developing LBS applications, then head over to it. An emulator SDK for S60 is available at the site. Download it and start hacking. For a step by step guide, download this instruction manual (pdf).

The prize money pool this year is $ 3 Million. Here’s your chance to get rich!

Monthly Roundup

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

The last event on LBS Applications was held on 26th November at Koramangala Club. Deepak told us about Mobiance’s work and the advances/challenges on GIS Data Collection in India. We’ll put up the material soon here. In the meantime here is a nice writeup on the event by Arvind Padmanabhan.

Unfortunately the TringMe demo did not happen since they were held up with a major release. Read all about it on TC. Hopefully we’ll be able to persuade them to demo sometime next year!

On the community front, Sloka Telecom, who demo’ed their WiMAX base station in MoMo, are going great guns. Their great work is sure getting noticed! Here’s wishing them a very successful 2008.

ActivMobs, another mobile startup from Bangalore, was covered by Economic Times here. Our own folks, Motvik and Mobisy found a mention in an IHT article. MaxHeap, who demo’ed their BanKaro app once, was the centerpiece of the article. Unfortunately the app has been discontinued since then and the MaxHeap guys are cooking up their next revolutionary product right now. All the best to them.

From the grapevine, the two companies to watch out for are Ziva and Mobisy. We have been hearing good things about them lately. Watch this space for more updates.

We leave you with an amazing picture from the IHT article. The look kind of says it all.

IHT MaxHeap

Wishing you a very happy and prosperous 2008.

Talk on LBS in India and a mobile VoIP demo

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Topic: ‘Opposite to’ and ‘Next to’: Getting directions is just as hard as predicting directions of LBS in India , a talk by Deepak Srinivasan, CEO of Mobiance, mobile LBS startup.

Description:The two most common words one encounters in getting directions in India are ‘opposite to’ and ‘next to’ – which could mean anything from ‘in front of’,‘behind’, ‘adjacent’, ‘in the same block’ and so on. Predicting the direction of how LBS will evolve in India is no easier with multiple interpretations and implications. Recent developments in the various sectors of the Indian market indicate the increasing awareness of Location Services and the willingness to adopt these services. However, in an early market like India, Location Services face significant challenges ranging from lack of quality mapping data, strict privacy issues to varied customer perceptions. The talk would try to explore how the Indian market and consumers benefit from making LBS part of their activities and the various challenges that come about with it.

Demo: TringMe mobile VoIP client demo

When: Monday, 26th Novemeber 2007, 6.30 - 8.30pm
6.30 pm - 7.30 pm (talk)
7.30 - 8.00 pm (demo)
8.00 - 8.30 (networking)

Where: Koramangla club,
CA-17. 6th Cross, VI Block,
Koramangala, Bangalore - 560 095
Phone : 25531864, 25520255

Who: Anybody interested in Mobiles

Cost: Free (Registration required, please register here)

Venue Sponsors: Symbian

Snacks Sponsor: Mobiance

NASSCOM Product Conclave

Monday, November 12th, 2007

A quick post to point to the NASSCOM Product Conclave which is happening on next Monday and Tuesday. It promises to be a good event for aspiring Technology Entrepreneurs. This is your chance to make a difference in the ecosystem.

MoMo Bangalore Chapter is also an event affiliate. As part of it we are giving out free invites to our community. Pls. drop in a comment if you are interested in attending.

Community Roundup

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

The October Event was held on 22nd and we had a good participation despite the bad weather. The Vanu Presentation can be found here (pdf) and the QuillPad one is here (pdf). Biplab, a first time attendee, posted his thoughts here.

On the community front, Motvik which gave one of the first demo’s recently crossed 50,000 downloads for their product WWIGO. Congratulations to them.

Mobisy who launched their platform MobiTop on the September event blog about their experiences here.

On the mailing list, there was a great discussion on GPRS numbers recently. Check it out here and here. Jankiram sums it up here. If need some information on SMS Gateways in India then look at the archives. And join the list if you havent done already.

The Nov event is scheduled as usual on the 4th Monday, 26th. See you there.

Software Defined Radio - Talk, Indian Laguage Transliteration on Mobile - Demo

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Talk Topic: Software Defined Radio and Vanu’s RAN solution by Pradeep Malhotra, Managing Director at Vanu, India.

Vanu Anywave® radio access network (RAN) is an integrated suite of products and technologies that spans from the antenna site to the telecom switch interface. At the core of the Anywave RAN is innovative Vanu Software Radio technology incorporated into the base station.Vanu software radio is the most complete realization of the software radio vision anywhere in industry. The software that implements radio communications standards – including the high speed signal processing functions for the air interface – is simply a collection of portable applications that run on a high-volume server or any PC board. The radio front end is standards-neutral and can support multiple channels at the same time
The talk would focus on general technology of software defined radio and Vanu’s implementation of the same in RAN.
Demo: Demonstration of Quill Mobile, a predictive transliteration technology for Indian languages, for mobile input devices by Ram Prakash . H, Managing Director, Tachyon Technologies

Transliteration for Indian languages, even with the full-sized 108-key keyboards is a complex task due to the necessity to map the 26 letters of the English alphabet to more number of characters in Indian languages. The complexity increases even further due to conjuncts in Indian languages and different representations. The complexity grows exponentially when it comes down to mobile keypads as only 8-10 keys can be made use of. QuillMobile, based on the Quill engine , makes inputting Indian language text as simple as inputting english text by letting the user type in the letters phonetically, much like what t9 is for english input

When: Monday, 22nd October 2007, 6.30 - 8.30pm
6.30 pm - 7.30 pm (talk)
7.30 - 8.00 pm (demo)
8.00 - 8.30 (networking )

Where: Aztecsoft Ltd
Maruthi Infotech Centre,
11/1, 12/1 Kormangala Inner Ring Road,
Amarjyothi Layout,
Bangalore - 560 071

Directions: here

Who: Anybody interested in Mobiles

Cost: Free (Registration required, please register here)

Venue Sponsors:

GSMA’s Mobile Innovation Summit

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

More information on the site

Material of Sep. Event

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Comat’s presentation(pdf).

Mobisy’s presentation(pdf).

Many thanks to all who made it for the event. Special thanks to OnMobile for hosting the event. See you next time.

Rural Opportunities in India; MobiTop Launch

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Topic: Rural Economic Opportunities in the Mobile Space by Sriram Raghavan, President, Comat Technologies.

“Several governmental and private initiatives in India in the last few years have aimed at creating economic frameworks in rural areas for businesses to operate in. This talk isn’t about mobile, per se — it’s about the creation and stabilisation of new markets, of why these weren’t viable before, of how economic growth and policy change is affording their viability, and of how they may be accessed. Mobile entrepreneurs may have an easier time than most, since they provide a critical foundational layer for better integration with the larger economy.”

MobiTop platform by Mobisy.

“MobiTop, is a mobile phone application development platform with which application developers, device manufacturers and operators can easily develop and deploy new breed of applications with Web 2.0 features. Key challenges faced by today’s mobile application developers are, “Device incompatibilities” and “Ineffective application delivery platforms”. We @ Mobisy are trying to address these major issues by providing a platform to develop applications quickly in standard web technologies like AJAX and limiting the porting issues only to browser, e.g. standard Web 2.0 applications. Further, we are enabling Internet based deployment of applications, which provides security at the same time avoiding complicated and lengthy, signing procedures. We also provide native device access capabilities(like Call,SMS, Contacts), offline mode and many other key features to watch out for.”

When: Monday, 24th September, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: OnMobile cafeteria @ #26, Bannerghatta Road, J. P. Nagar, Phase III, Bangalore, Ph: +9180 41802500

Cost: Free

Register: here.



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