The appsmarathon.eu event started early with a well relayed press release (TV crew, radio, web and internetsites) thanks to Agoria, one of the partners of the event.
At 14H in the Appsdiscover stream, 5 roundtables with topics “Smarter with apps”, “Bring your own device and business impact”, "Six primary challenges companies face when they decide to mobilize processes or workers via applications", "Windows 8 apps, why should you care?", " Cloud computing and mobile" started.
Main question: how to start an app project? What are the pittfalls? What are the needed steps to success? The roundtable interactions allowed good discussion and interaction.
At 16H the Appsclinic stream with this time 6 roundtables started with following topics "Starting with Android", "Native/Hybrid or Web?", "Starting with Windows8", "Starting wit iOS", "Making a living with mobile development". 35 students from the brand new formation Mobile Applications from XIOS Hogeschool were present and very interested. Main question answered: what are the basics to start mobile development on different platforms?
The evening session really started in full swing with presentation of the Mobile App Developer Survey by Tanguy De Lestré. For the first time a keynote was presented in the program and this was Beverly Jackson from the Grammy Awards. 17 Belgian app presentations followed. There were several premiere announcements, like the Moviecollector app that just got on sale in the app store.
At around 22H30 the votings began.
With over 45% of the 900 SMS votes received, Filip Maertens from Argus Labs' Jini project was a clear winner (logfile of code APP and APPS together) of the public prize. This was followed by Anne-Laure de Harlez with HowTo in second place, Kevin Cador's Pinchproject with The BeatBlaster on the third place, Pieterjan Bouten from In the Pocket with Woestijnvis mobile apps in forth position and on fifth place the Order.app from Duo nv's Nico De Muynck.
The jury (Danny Devriend - Universal Music, Loris Beerten - Samsung, Tanguy De Lestré - Agoria/Mobilemonday) also voted unanimously for the Jini project. Argus Labs is a mobile sensing and machine learning start-up that is building Jini, the smart and mobile personal advisor that intelligently spots opportunities for consumers, while offering a mobile-centric customer acquisition, loyalty and advertising platform for merchants. (arguslabs.be and getjini.com)
The blogger prize by Mobilerevolution went to the HowTo team.
Congratulations to the winners. Thanks to all participants. Thanks to all speakers and partners that made this event possible.
73 attendees present in afternoon
157 attendees in the evening
50 attendees checked in with the Bizzabo event app
712 tweets with hashtag #appsma tweeted by 173 users, reaching 143 217 followers (source: stats tweetwallpro)
Over 900 unique SMS votes
Pictures part 1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/momobxl/sets/72157631622506689/
Pictures part 2 (courtesy Thomas Bonte) http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasbonte/sets/72157631618191918/
Subscribed to the 3rd edition of Appsmarathon.eu? Than we are happy to provide you with the last practicals on this Monday’s event!
Voting session from 22h and winner anouncements at about 22h30
See you on Monday!
Appsmarathon presents an amazing keynote speaker : Beverly Jackson, Director of Marketing, Strategic Alliances and Social Media for The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Awards !
We are very pleased to welcome Beverly Jackson who will, during the keynote, give her opinion on mobile from her own experiences.
Beverly is the Director of Marketing, Strategic Alliances and Social Media for The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Awards, where she overseas integrated marketing programs for brand partners, the digital promotion of the iconic broadcast and incorporates social engagement with fans and artists into the experience. She has previously worked in digital and business development roles at Octagon/IPG in the Music and Entertainment group and WPP’s JWT. Beverly also served as the VP of Product Development during the start of phase of BlackVoices, now a part of the Huffington Post. She has a Master degree from Baruch College in NY and a BS in Marketing from Howard University in Washington, DC. You can follow her on twitter : @BevJack
If not yet, register now, as place are limited !
(from 2 to 4 PM)
Format: 20 minute mini-conferences via round table discussion by mobile experts
Target: ever wondered how to start a mobile app project? Here is your free advice;
Appsdiscover takes place in cooperation with Sirris and Agoria
- (Sirris table) : Monetisation of an app project
To be continued
Are you 'starting' developers and want to get in touch with technical specialists? Than this is your sweet spot!
Format: 20 minute mini-conferences via round table discussion by mobile experts on mobile platforms and development.
- Windows 8
To be continued
This festive evening event will put a spotlight on developers, platforms and companies that innovate, stimulate and support the world of mobile application development.
This event is based on the previous editions of bringing the best of the Belgian Mobile application field in one scene, and adds for the first time two linked round table events APPS-discover (how to start an app project) and APPS- clinic (how to develop apps). With two thirds of the audience present over the streaming and interacting over the tweetwall, the event remains a landmark that attracts a highly engaged audience. appsmarathon is looking for developers who want to present their project and of course partners to support this innovative event! Check this website for more info.
Summer in the city - after work drink at Flamingo 20/8
Let's get together for a peer mobile drink and provide your input for next events!
The place to be on 20/8 from 18H on is the new trendy bar Flamingo, Lakenstraat 171 in Brussels.
The third Appsmarathon showcase for and by Belgian mobile developers will take place on 24th of September 2012.
If you want to help in organising or have suggestions, you can take contact with organisers firstname.lastname@example.org
First of all, congratulations to all presenters and everyone who submitted to participate for the limited slots in the appsmarathon.eu event!
Here is the list of awards:
and finally the Jury prize (based on business saviness, technology used and design) went to
Full overview of the presentations on this link
Stats of the event:
+220 registered, +180 present, 230 streaming hours, 478 unique viewers, 24 ppts, 12 free phones, 322 tweeple, +1400 tweets
Thanks again to all the sponsors and partners for making this second event possible.
The Appsmarathon program is finalised and registration for the event has started! Appsmarathon is a unique gathering of mobile development enthusiasts in the center of Europe, Brussels. Organised by grassroots Mobilemonday.be, the evening event is composed of 12 pitching mobile app developers, presentations of latest trends by renowned speakers and partners. Are you a mobile enthusiast? Come mingle and network at the next appsmarathon.eu. Mobile developers will receive votes for the Public Award, Jury Award and Blogger Award. The Jury Award will be a €1000 cash prize, and other great prizes for the two other awards.
Participate in first online survey for Belgian Mobile Developers Distribute this link and fill out the survey ( 5 min.max), that will lead to freely available data of this market (info to be released during 26/9 appsmarathon.eu)
Block your agenda! We are thrilled to announce the next edition of the Apps Marathon on Monday, September 26th 2011.
If you would like to be part of the next AppsMarathon and want to present your app on the main stage, please register here.
Interested in sponsoring the apps event of the year? Contact us!
Landmark event appsmarathon.eu indicates the start of the mobile development era in Belgium.
The appsmarathon.eu event, organized by MobileMonday Brussels, will remain in the memory for a long time, because it has crystallized in one evening the hopes, doubts and enthusiasm of a new wave of Belgian mobile developers. Just the market numbers on Smartphone in Belgium -presented in exclusivity – was such a defining moment showing a conversion trend from normal phones to smartphones (over 113% growth in last 7 months alone).
Grassroots organizations Mobile Monday and Café Numérique joined forces and are proud to present the Apps Marathon. This festive evening event will put a glocal spotlight on developers, platforms and companies who innovate, stimulate and support the world of mobile application development.
Join us on the 27th of September at Claridge, Leuvensesteenweg 24 chaussée de Louvain - 1210 Brussels, Belgium. During four hours, from 20h till 24h (GMT+1), divided in different showcase slots of 20 minutes, the marathon will highlight the coolest, most innovative and useful mobile applications developed in all kinds of industries around the globe through live presentations and video sessions.
We are confident it will be remembered as an unprecedented gathering of mobile apps developers and those who want to interact with these talented people!
How to? It’s not obvious. A lot of business know-how needs to be build up and your app needs to be marketed in the right way.
During the AppsMarathon event a special coaching booth will be at your disposal for your “how to earn money with apps”-related questions in a one-on-one session with world-class business experts. They will provide you on the spot with insights to tap into the business potential of your apps-projects.
Come along for a few minutes and get some ideas for your next steps. This service is offered to you by Sirris.