May 26, 2010
While advances in cellular tech and global handset proliferation continue to augment cell phone ubiquity, bustling app stores are most responsible for blurring the line between smartphone and personal computing device of choice of many.
The App Store and the Android Marketplace have been collectively growing at a rate of nearly 400 new apps per day over the past two years and will constitute a large majority of the anticipated 50 billion mobile app downloads by 2012.
At last week’s Google I/O, we caught a glimpse of Android 2.2, aka Froyo, and Nexus One owners have even been able to get up close and personal with an unofficial version since then. Faster performance, Flash 10.1, OTA updates, what’s not to love, but how will developers respond with iPhone OS 4.0 and Windows Phone 7 right around the corner?
Speaking of the iPhone, the iPad continues to shine as a the missing netbook/e-reader link; how will devices such as this one continue to influence how users consume entertainment, access data, and connect with one another? Will app developers be able to keep up with the pace of device innovation? Will users be able to forgo all other forms of tech, in favor of one singular über connective device?
To find out answers to these and even more pressing questions, be sure to check the Common Wealth Club’s all-star panel featuring our own maestro of mobile, Mobclix co-founder, Krishna Subramanian. Unlike the ending of LOST, we promise you’ll leave with fewer questions and more answers!
Panel: Mobile Apps: Shifting Dynamics of a Digital World
Krishna Subramanian, Co-founder, Mobclix
Tim Chang, Principal, Norwest Venture Partners
Shervin Pishevar, Founder and Executive Chairman, Social Gaming Network
Lisa Marino, Chief Revenue Officer, RockYou
Yukari Iwatani Kane, The Wall Street Journal – Moderator
Where: Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
When: Thursday, May 27 at 6:00 p.m.
For tickets and more info click here