Mobile Monday in Guangzhou Exchanging Salon(March)Summary

缘起

说起爱范儿与 Mobile Monday 的结缘,要回到两年前了。我们陆续参加了北京,香港的活动,也和 Mobile Monday 北京的主办方法电中国研究中心有着密切的合作,深切地感受到了 Mobile Monday 这个源自芬兰的品牌所蕴含的力量。

Mobile Monday 被亲切地称为 MoMo ,LOGO 是两个小写的 m 。它的运作模式是由世界各地的志愿者组织,并联络当地移动行业和创新领域的从业者参与活动。活动时间一般选择某个星期一晚上,形式多种多样,有演讲,辩论赛,酒会,派对等等。

这个非营利组织已经发展到世界 70 多个国家和地区,并聚焦了超过 8 万名专家人士,是相当了不起的成绩。Mobile Monday 的创始人之一,Peter Vesterbacka,现在的身份是 Rovio 的 CMO ,著名的《愤怒小鸟》就是这个公司最值得骄傲的产品。Mobile Monday 的现任首席执行官是 Jari Tammisto,而目前负责全球网络的是 Lars。

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爱范儿(ifanr)于 2012 年 3 月成为 Mobile Monday 广州地区的授权组织者。我们希望在今后的活动中,让 Mobile Monday 活动成为连接广州科技、媒体、创投行业的核心纽带。

值得一说的是 MobileMonday 广州的 Logo ,这也是 Mobile Monday 很有趣的元素之一:每个城市都可以根据当地的文化特色来设计 Logo。比如说北京就选择了“中国红”和“汉字”,东京选择了一颗粉色鸡心。而我们则选择了代表广州传统的木棉花,突出“花城”特色。关于木棉花,北方的朋友可能不太熟悉:

木棉花又称英雄花,花冠巨大,有着五片饱满鲜红花瓣,包围一束绵密的黄色花蕊。

木棉树干直立,常高于邻树,故名英雄树。其外观多变化:春天时,一树橙红;夏天绿叶成荫;秋天枝叶萧瑟;冬天秃枝寒树,四季展现不同的风情。西汉时,南越王赵佗向汉帝进贡木棉树,“高一丈二尺,一本三柯,至夜光景欲燃”。

选择木棉花做为 “ Mobile Monday 广州” 的“灿烂”、“多姿”的象征,我们的选择是对的吧!

回顾及侧记

第一次广州 MobileMonday 的活动在昨天晚上热闹登场了!在这,我们作个欢畅的回顾,让没有参加的朋友,也感受一下现场沟通的乐趣。

第一次 MobileMonday广州活动,当然是要选择星期一,而这一天广州的天气格外晴朗,一扫过去俩月阴霾的情绪,倍感清爽。

活动预定在周一晚上 7 点钟开始。实际上,有部分朋友在六点前已经赶到了,而我们的工作人员,下午就已经到达了现场,对现场进行了布置。大大的 MM 字样展板作为这次活动的背景,红色的木棉花分外闪亮。

活动进行九点一直陆续有朋友赶来,真是让人感动(贝塔很爽快地给后面迟到的同学给了“特别优待”,感谢了~)。最后统计,总共有六十多位朋友参加了这次活动,这大大超出了预期,而原本打算让第一次活动低调进行的想法也让路了。会场的热烈,让原本比较狭窄的贝塔咖啡二楼更显拥挤——不过,这本身就是参与者乐见的,人们希望在这样的场合认识更多的朋友,找到更多志同道合的人。

这次 Mobile Monday 的参与者,大多都是属于移动互联网网圈子的,还有从事媒体、广告、设计、开发的朋友。聚会中有一些老面孔,但是更多人素未谋面。MobileMonday 从它的第一次登场就显示了这个国际性品牌的参与者的广泛性,我们在现场遇到了很多在广州从事互联网创业的国外友人,他们已经在广州扎根,真正投身于移动互联网的创业大潮了。FIT 输入法和云笔记的创始人吴晓丹,还有 21 世纪新媒体的李建兴也赶来参加了广州第一次的 MobileMonday 活动,他们都是广州移动互联网社区的中坚力量。

这次 Mobile Monday 的主题紧抓当前的热点,从 MWC 的新设备新趋势,到社交和 LBS 的产品需求,到掌上餐厅应用,到 Admob 对开发者的政策。不同话题的针对性,也让大家讨论的热情高涨——感兴趣的点子总是不嫌多,而 Billy 活泼的主持也让活动增色不少。

我们来看看当晚演讲和分享的情况吧。

演讲和分享

Manav 是飞客中国(FabriQate)的执行总裁,他前段时间刚从西班牙巴塞罗那回来。带来了不少 MWC 展会的见闻和消息。Manav 还为分享带来了几个不错的视频,很丰富的分享体验!

他最的感受是:“我要被 Android 的手机和平板给淹没了,太多设备了,太多品牌了。”这对于 扎根于 Android 平台的开发者来说,真的提升士气。

而在提到诺基亚 Windows Phone 时,Manav 的态度有些观望。虽然 Windows Phone 的设备体验不错,但从现场的表现来看,所支持的应用和开发者数量太少了。

接着上台的智品移动的曾杗,他是位年轻的创业者,他的老东家是世纪佳缘,擅长于做婚恋和交友类产品。但是说到国内外交友网站的区别时,他说:“实际上婚恋和约会类的服务对象非常不一样,甚至是截然不同的用户需求。在处理这样的产品时,需要更加深入地研究本地用户的心态。”

曾杗手上的创业项目,是为同性恋用户提供的交友平台,专注于手持客户端。“在推进的过程中,我们受到了很多不公平待遇。希望整个社会能正视这种需求,而不是盲目地打压。”

他对自己开发的项目充满信心,面对微信等强大的平台,他们的对胜算的回答是“专注”。

第三位分享者 Sebastian 是位开朗的德国人,我们叫他 Seb 。他在几年前从德国到了广州,便迷恋上了这座城市,再也不想走了。

现在他自己在做 iOS 和 Android 端的应用开发,这次带来了典型案例,讲述如何设计一个餐厅的移动应用程序。

在整个项目中,Seb 把大量的时间都花费在了规划 UI 上,甚至为一个按钮是黑色还是白色都要犹豫半天。“这很难控制,跟编码的进度又不太一样。开发者最好在动手之前就想好一套基本 UI。”

最后一位上台分享的是 Google 广州开发者社区的负责人何英琪(Anson),他一直致力于在广州地区推进 Google 开发者的关系。这次带来了不少 AdMob 数据,鼓励开发者投身 AdMob 广告平台。

其中一个数据是:“到 2014 年,全球手持平台上产生的软价值是 250 亿美元,这包括了广告,付费应用,付费道具等等。”他的分享是现场提问最多的,人们对所开发项目的“盈利性” 总是更为关注。在后续的活动中,Anson 也许还会给大家带来他更多的在 Android 平台推广的经验,让我们期待吧。

后记

整个活动结束时候,已经到了晚上 10 点,很多人仍然留下来做更“聚焦”的交流。对于一个普通的星期一来说,这既紧张又充实。

也许广州跟北京不太一样,这个低调务实的城市中的创业者、开发者和梦想家们,习惯于埋头创新。但是这次的聚会仍然让人惊讶,舞台并不缺少舞者,他们只是未露峥嵘。 Mobile Monday 广州的舞台已经开启,我们开始了。在后续,就让他们要成为真正的主角,呈现更大的力量吧!

接下来,广州地区的活动,将围绕移动应用开发与运营、移动设备、运营商及创投等各类创新主题来展开,爱范儿也将邀请更多本地移动和创新领域的核心力量加入广州 Mobile Monday,我们也真诚地邀请业内外的朋友过来分享经验,碰撞智慧,共同推动它的发展。我们期待着下一次聚会,我们将能聊些更有趣的话题,有着更热烈的相聚,如果您想投入到活动中来,请联系我们 ,请在这里查看我们的联系方式。

最后,感谢我们的共同主办方,我们共同的努力,点缀了一个很棒的 MobileMonday 之夜!

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Mobile Monday in Guangzhou Exchanging Salon(May)Summary

On May 30th , we host our third Mobile Monday salon in CostaCoffee , Guangzhou. Nearly 100 friends joined us this time , which is almost twice as last one.

The theme is about digital reading industry , startups , social App and media . Some well-known people in mobile and media field attended the salon .Now let’s see some sparkling ideas in salon.

Wang Jinbo from Onyx shared the history and current situation of E Ink .It is said that the market value of E-book reader is 3 billion , most of which are split by Amazon,Barnes & Noble and Sony .The population using E-book reader in both America and China has increased tremendously . Wang Jinbo also brought some Gadget based on E ink . John from E Ink Holdings Inc of TaiWan attended as well.

The founder of Ink361.com Carl shared his own successful experience and perspectives on starting business.Ink 361.com is on the basis of Instagram and trying to make it easier for people to share photos.

Different from Carl , Gu Huifeng , the general manager of Guangzhou Xinker Software Technology Co.,Ltd, talked about his failure on business and concluded that the experience verified Steve Jobs’s belief——”Consumers don’t want to buy something cheap but something they could take advantage of ” .

Chen Gangqiang , the cofounder and Product Director of iAround.com , gave a wonderful presentation about design of App. He creatively divided App into five categories : interested one , 100% copied one , slight-creative one , needed one and “God” one .

At last , Adeh from Kude Labs introduced some details about Startsup Weeken , which ifanr also participated in .

We will make Mobile Monday a regular activity in Guangzhou , creating opportunities for people to exchange ideas on various mobile fields,like APP,mobile device ,ventures and so on. We really look forward to next Mobile Monday to share more interesting thoughts and have a more passionate talk.If you want to join us , click here .

Mobile Monday in Guangzhou Exchanging Salon(April)Summary

On April 27th , We host a Mobile Monday salon in Guangzhou.Although it’s raining dogs and cats, the weather couldnt’t stop people from attending the event.On that evening , about 60 people get together in Derose mocha cafe .

MoMo is short for Mobile Monday , which is a world volunteer organization focusing on gathering local people who work in mobile and creation field to share ideas. There is a variety of activities ,including speech ,debate , cocktail party and so on. ifanr is the authorized organizer of Mobile Monday in Guangzhou.We are trying to be the core bond connecting technology , media and venture in Guangzhou.

People in salon exchanged ideas in following aspects : the new trend of smart phone , creative ideas on APP and the influence of mobile reading on traditional media.

Some well-known people in mobile and media field attended the salon, they were president and vice president of 3G.cn Zhang Xiangdong and Cao Ming,COO of new media of South Weekend Wu Wei , vice president of 21th century media Li Jianxing , cofounder of Topnews9 Chen Chuyue (ex-deputy editor of Time Weekly) ,CEO of ZDworks Wang Yingqi and other honored guests from UC and iFLYTEK.

Now let’s give a look on sparkling ideas in salon.

Oversea strategy of Go products.

The vice president of 3g.com CaoMing said almost 70% of users on Go input method and Go desktop are from oversea. The total downloads of whole Go products have reached out 100million, and active users in single day are over 20million.He said :”the mobile Internet market is actually an international market in the first time. Its scale is bound to surpass traditional Internet.We must have the courage to open our eyes to the world .”

The ideas of Topnews9 The cofounder

of Topnews9 Chen Chuyue is looking for a new way on pay-read and calculation of writer’s remuneration . He put forward that contributors of news and cross-talks were now actually working for Weibo of Sina.But he thought the situation wouldn’t last forever, the future benefits of authors would be directly linked with propagation amount.

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Other remarkable points Wang Jinbo from Onyx shared some infromation on electronic reader market and his own perspectives.It’s said that their product ONYX applied screen with more advanced higher definiton.

ZDworks on profit model

CEO of ZDworks Wang Yingqi talked about his ideas on profit model and users requirement,which resonate among participators.

Our Vision Compared with our first Mobile Monday salon ,the atmosphere and the form of this time is much different .People were discussing topics in a more relaxed and active way .We will make Mobile Monday a regular activity in Guangzhou to create opportunities for people to exchange ideas on various mobile fields,like APP,mobile device ,ventures and so on.

We really look forward to next Mobile Monday to share more interesting thoughts and have a more passionate talk.If you are interested , contact us .