I was recently invited to a Napa retreat along with others in the mobile app space by Trevor Cornwell & crew from AppBackr. It was a great, intimate event with about 35 people total.
The panel I was on was: What challenges do developers face? How do apps get to market effectively? How does a developer get noticed and build sales? What strategies work? What do developers really need? The core question is: What is the future of funding and distribution for developers?
Moderator: Jolie O' Dell - Writer, VentureBeat
Daniel Odio - CEO, Socialize
Jeffrey Dickson - Producer, Paramount
Tim Burks - Radtastical, Inc.
A video of that panel is below, along with other panels from the event.
Vishal from Mobclix gave a rundown of the mobile app economy in his "By The Numbers" keynote:
Jay Jamison of BlueRun Ventures and Frank Pisciuneri of Silicon Valley Bank opined on where app investment is headed in this panel moderated by Alastair Goldfisher, Thomson Reuters, editor of Venture Capital Journal and blogger of peHUB.com
And there was a great panel on "The Distribution and Marketing of Android Apps" moderated by Caroline Lewko - CEO & Founder, Wireless Industry Partnership Connector Inc., with the following panelists:
Charles Yim - Americas Mobile Application Partnerships, Google
Claudia Romanini Backus - Director, Developer Relations, Barnes & Noble
Sheffield Nolan - CEO & Cofounder, AppRedeem
Steve Manning - VP Consumer Monetization Services, Opera
As posted on the Socialize blog:
Socialize CEO Daniel Odio participated on a fantastic panel at Canadian Music Week titled "Media on Tablets & Mobile Devices," moderated by Anthony Bruno, Community Manager, digitalmusic.org at NARM.
Here's some insight from Daniel on the panel:
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