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This Week at 148Apps: April 2-6

Posted by Chris Kirby on April 9th, 2012

This week at 148Apps.com, everything was hopping in celebration of Easter weekend. We started with Jennifer Allen's Five for Friday feature, showcasing an array of Easter-themed apps. Allen writes, "Happy Easter folks. No matter how you may celebrate it, and whether you do or not, we’ve got some fun Easter themed apps and games to cover in this week’s Five For Friday. Much like the event itself, the apps are a little geared towards families but there’s still fun to be had for all."

Read the overview of all five apps on 148Apps.com.

Jennifer Allen has also compiled a comprehensive list of apps on sale this Easter weekend. Grab 'em while they are cheap! Read the full list at 148Apps.com.

Meanwhile, Amy Solomon from GiggleApps reviewed a new interactive children's book - Nedi the Yeti. Solomon says, "Nedi the Yeti would make a great first app for babies and toddlers as the animals are friendly looking and engaging as well as not so well hidden that children of all ages could not find these creatures with ease, as a drag of a finger will coax these animals from their hiding places and a tap will trigger a speech bubble and a fun animal sound, be it either cartoony or realistic as is the case of the included bird or owl sounds found within."

Read the rest of the review at GiggleApps.

Finally, 148Apps.biz writer Kevin Stout explored ways for developers to acquire new users for their apps. Stout says, "Getting recognition and acquiring new users for mobile apps has gotten harder and harder as the app ecosystem has grown. This week, at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit 2012, strategy was discussed about the rising cost of user acquisition by three people close to the issue: Gabriel Leydon, chief executive of Machine Zone (free MMO developer of iMob and Original Gangstaz), Maria Alegre, CEO of Chartboost (app promotion solution), and Chris Akhavan, VP and GM of Strategic Partnerships at Tapjoy (app discovery and sharing platform)."

Read more about the VentureBeat Mobile Summit at 148Apps.biz.

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MobileBeat and GamesBeat Next Week in San Francisco

Posted by Jeff Scott on July 7th, 2011

A combined MobileBeat and GamesBeat will take place in San Francisco next week. July 12-13 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco will see a group of some of the most interesting minds in the mobile and gaming industries will gather to discuss what's next for mobile.

Great speakers include Nolan Bushnell, the father of video games, Jason Spero, Head of Mobile for Google, David Williams, VP of Mobile Products for AT&T, and many more. There will be plenty of great information shared, new products launched, and as usual, lots of great conversations to be had between sessions.

I'm particularly looking forward to the keynote from Nolan Bushnell and many of the GamesBeat talks.

148Apps readers can get 20% off the registration by using the discount code VB-148

For full details about the event, hit the jump.

DiscoveryBeat Coming to San Francisco October 18th

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on September 30th, 2010

We’ve talked about discoverability multiple times over at our sister site, 148Apps.biz. In a world of 250,000+ apps, it’s of huge concern for app developers. That’s one of the reasons we decided to be a media sponsor for DiscoveryBeat 2010 being held in San Francisco. Put on by VentureBeat, this 1 day conference on October 18th brings together a bunch of experts to talk about the problem and possible solutions.

Read the full article over on 148Apps.biz.

MobileBeat 2010 Coming July 12-13

Posted by Jeff Scott on June 18th, 2010

The third MobileBeat conference, VentureBeat's two day conference for mobile industry executives, investors, startups, and developers is rapidly approaching. MobileBeat 2010 will take place in San Francisco's Palace Hotel on July 12-13. It's one of the must-attend events for the mobile industry and brings together innovators and investors for great networking opportunities and great discussions.

One of the biggest events during MobileBeat are the pitches from startups. Twenty startups are chosen to present to the crowd and pitch their company to the 500+ attending the conference. This year, the chosen startups will be presenting on the coolest ideas for the coming 4G world.

The goal of this year’s startup competition is to showcase the top 20 companies with the coolest mobile ideas for the coming 4G world. If you have a startup or product that’s going to shake up the mobile ecosystem around 4G, this is the perfect opportunity to make your pitch to over 500 mobile industry executives, investors, journalists and fellow entrepreneurs.

Eighteen startups have already been chosen, but you can help chose the remaining two at the MobileBeat Startup Competition page. Voting is open through June 21st.

If you are interested in learning more, head on over to the MobileBeat site. 148Apps readers click here and use promo code "VB-148Apps" to get 15% off! Hurry though. Tickets are going fast.

148Apps is proud to be a media partner for MobileBeat 2010.