Don’t miss the Mobile Apps & Gaming session on May 9, 2010

May 2, 2010 at 1:51 am 11 comments

The Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) and the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) are jointly organizing an interactive discussion on “The World of Mobile Apps & Gaming” on May 9, 2010 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Expo Center in Karachi as part of the Connect IT activities. CIO Pakistan is the Online Technology Partner for the event.

Less than two years ago, Apple developed a lucrative revenue stream when it set up its App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch (and now iPad) applications. More than 3 billion apps have been downloaded during thus far. It is not surprising therefore that Google, Blackberry and Nokia soon set up their own app stores. With the launch of the Windows KIN it is entirely possible that Microsoft may also follow suit (thanks to Munir Usman for pointing out that Microsoft has already unveiled Windows Phone 7 and its Marketplace few months ago. Development tools for Windows Phone 7 has already been released at http://developer.windowsphone.com/windows-phone-7-series/).

According to research firm Gartner, spending on mobile apps, whether it is tools, games, utilities or maps, will amount to more than $6.2 billion in 2010.

Developers from all around the world have capitalized on this opportunity to market their products to an international audience – and Pakistani developers have not lagged behind. Young companies have launched games, applications and utilities on all these app stores thus generating revenues for themselves and for the country.

The purpose of this interactive session Mobile Applications session on May 9 is to:

  • Discuss the the new opportunities that are emerging due to the mobile phenomena and its convergence with the internet
  • To see if Pakistan is taking advantage of this mobile revolution
  • To find out if there money to be made.
  • To Showcase local companies that are developing mobile applications for the world market
  • To discuss where the industry is headed. How can entrepreneurs and developers take advantage?
  • Tips and tricks on how to develop a Mobile Application or a Mobile game

The following prominent speakers from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad will be sharing their stories at the session:

Imran Zia, Managing Director, PSEB

Adnan Lawai, CEO, Folio 3

Murad Akhter, CEO, Tintash

Fakhir Jamil, CEO, Converge

Shehryar Hydri, CEO, Trango Interactive

Umair Javed, CEO, TkXel

Khurram Samad, CEO, GeniTeam

Babar Ahmed, CEO, Mindstorm Studios

I will of course play the important role of moderator :-). Although there is no registration fee, if you wish to attend the session, kindly register by sending an email to Secretariat@pasha.org.pk with a copy to kfarooqui@pseb.org.pk

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  • 1. Munir  |  May 2, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Hats off to P@SHA and PSEB for organizing an interactive session on this very important topic at right time with so many CEOs of established mobile development companies!

    As you mentioned, Mobile Dev market’s current worth is more than 6 bn dollars but its definitely a growing market with estimated market of 25+ bn dollars in 3-4 years(Acc to one research by Gartner).

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  • 2. Munir  |  May 2, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Just to add one thing, Microsoft has already unveiled Windows Phone 7 and its Marketplace few months ago. Development tools for Windows Phone 7 has already been released at http://developer.windowsphone.com/windows-phone-7-series/ but its first phone is announced to be released by Holidays of this year.

    Links:
    Windows Phone Marketplace: http://marketplace.windowsphone.com/Default.aspx
    Windows Phone 7 Demo: http://www.youtube.com/user/windowsphone#p/u/12/MdDAeyy1H0A

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  • 3. wasimbhalli  |  May 2, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Is there any such upcoming event for Lahore? I think such event should also be organized in other cities of Pakistan.

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  • 5. Nauman  |  May 2, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    waiting for such an event to come to Islamabad. In my view the biggest hurdle in front of Pakistani companies is marketing their products effectively.

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  • 6. Google Pakistan  |  May 2, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Many thanks for the Google & Android mention and best of luck for promoting this cutting edge opportunity!

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  • 7. Jehan  |  May 2, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    @Munir thanks for the additional research info and also the clarification regarding the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. Hope to see you at the event.

    @Wasimbhalli @Nauman yes a similar interaction is being planned for Lahore and Islamabad. PSEB and P@SHA will be announcing dates soon.

    @Google Pakistan – how could we not mention Google and Android? It is one of the platforms that our companies are developing products for. :)

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  • 8. Malik Wahaj Ahmed  |  May 4, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    I think PASHA knows what i dreams these days lol after the session about business models INSHALLAH i will be there for this rocking event too !
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    Chaos !
    Thumbs Up !

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