Archive for November, 2007

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.