The momentum for Global App Summit (Ritz Carlton DIFC Dubai, June 4-5), the biggest mobile app conference in the Middle East, has reached a crescendo. Summit organisers announced Samsung as a diamond sponsor and Emax as a gold sponsor. Osman Sultan, chief executive officer, Du will be inaugurating the summit and will bestow awards to the App Idol contest winners.
This first-ever app exhibition will celebrate the power of mobile app technology with enthusiastic and passionate mobile app companies, developers, entrepreneurs, experts, venture capitalists and students. With several keynote sessions, an exhibition and a developer pitch zone, the summit will foster the sharing of ideas, build networking opportunities and entertain attendees with a unique ‘first’ — a concert orchestrated on tablets.
The event provides a platform to the businesses, consumers, companies, individual developers and the public to gather and share the latest mobile app technologies. The exciting event will focus on areas of apps like gaming, HTML5, entertainment, banking, enterprise, Android world, lifestyle, health apps, media, social causes, and Arabic apps.
“We live in an exciting and innovative era. Mobile phones have empowered enterprises and now smart phones and mobile apps allow the convenience of business practices all at the tip of their fingers. The genesis of this event was to build a platform to bridge consumers and businesses with the power of mobile app technology.” — Shantanu A.P., chief executive officer of SPI Group and the organizer of the Global App Summit
Entries to the App Idol contest have surpassed expected numbers and the contest closes on May 27th. Submissions can be made on the website and the categories include: Arabic app, healthcare & education, retail, gaming, entertainment and media.
The summit takes place at the Ritz Carlton DIFC in Dubai from June 4-5.
The Great App-splosion Mobile Apps Infographic
-Tablets and Smartphones gaining considerable marketshare, while PC’s market continue their downward swindle
-IT department in companies wary of the the gaining prominence of Tablets and Smartphones for their security concerns
-Enterprise tablet adoption will grow by almost 505 per year
-Mobile app development to outnumber native PC projects by 4 to 1, by 2015
-Enterprise Apps market worth $120.4bn in 2012
-VC’s mad rush into funding for consumer-facing mobile apps – VC’s invest $3bn in H1 of 2011 in 358 mobile companies and $960mn goign to the media and applications sector
-Android lead the Mobile OS market share with 48.5%, with iOS trailing at 32% leaving RIM Blackberry at a distant 11.6% market share
-By end of 2012, mobile devices will outnumber PC’s by 2:1 in a network
-85 billion mobile apps download in 2012
-75% of all mobile apps developed integrated with enterprise services (Microsoft, Oracle, SAP)