I had been to Nasscom Emergeout (theme: Mobile Internet) this week and it was a pleasure meeting all the wonderful people and entrepreneurs. The facilities were awesome except that the space in the dining area proved too short due to the large gathering. May be a good problem to have?
I have jotted down some important takeaways for the benefit of those who were not there and as a reminder to you if you were there.
Most of these come from the keynote session by Vinay Goel of Google.
- Mobile phone is your connection to your personal and professional world.
- There are 4.6 billion mobile phones, 3/4th in the developing world.
- Consumer innovation is going to lead the way as compared to the enterprises.
- Speed matters – the apps have to work fast.
- Google says Siterank considers site speed and uses it in ranking just like Pagerank.
- Google’s vision – the web is mobile. They follow the policy of Mobile first and some ofthe innovations for mobile may not ever make it to the desktop.
- Mobiles have reached volumes where these have become iconic.
- Web apps are cheaper and faste to build as compared to the native apps. (My note: I totally agree, that’s why we have started building mobile websites before building native apps).
- It is lot safer to have the data on the cloud rather than local storage.
- HTML 5 is big – lots of new stuff will be built with HTML 5.
- India has 30 million mobile Internet users as of now.
I will be posting more notes in another post. Keep watching this space.