Second edition of MoMo Chennai

The second MoMo Chennai (MobileMonday) happened at the Gandhi Nagar club on Saturday. Varun, the key organizer, joked that it was MMS – Mobile Monday on a Saturday. About 60 odd mobile enthusiast turned up for the event.

Prakash Sayini, Developers Relations, Forum Nokia spoke on “The route to global market opportunities with Nokia – for mobile application developers Going to market with Nokia”. It was a brief overview of the offerings from Forum Nokia for developers. He called the mobile phone screen as the 4th Screen, after cinema, PC and TV. There were some interesting questions from the audience about how to market an application. Location Based Services are the next big thing on the mobile and there was some discussion in this regard.

Widgets are very common these days and some of you might have heard about Widsets. Widgets are a new way of sharing and displaying content. Next Came Balagopal, Technology Expert, Forum Nokia India Team who spoke on “Getting Started with WebRunTime development on S60”. It dealt with mobile widgets. Sadly, WRT is present only in S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2 phones. Web Run-Time widgets are small applications developed using standards-based Web technologies, such as XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ajax. In fact, you can port existing desktop widgets to Web Run-Time with very little effort – and you can use your existing tools.

Next up was David from MobiSiteGalore who demoed their free tool that will let you build your mobile website in absolutely no time. The tool was impressive and powerful.

The last talk was on iPhone Web Development which was given by Prabhu. Unfortunately there wasn’t any demo of this. Prabhu is organizing WebCamp next week, I hope I learn more about iPhone web development from him there.

Hope events like this happen more regularly in the city which still needs to catchup with other cities on the mobile development sphere. I also hope that MoMo Chennai takes the Open Coffee Club format, where people with similar interests gather and discuss, instead of this conference format with power point presentations where the audience learns pretty much nothing and in most cases put to sleep.

Some photos from the event

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