Unfortunatly, I was not able to attend to what seemed to be an interesting event. However, Mike Rowehl made partially an analysis of the event, but also had great comments about the various actors:
Mobile2.0 – Didn’t Quite do it
I really like these one:
- Lots of people looking to publish new content for mobile were upset about the number of browsers and incompatible standards they needed to be familiar with in order to get anything up and online. However the
people working in mobile for a while were pissed about anything that tried to plaster over all the differences theyâ€™ve spent years learning the ins and outs of and building up adaptations for.
- People coming from the web world insist that the only real way to get mobile used is to make sure that mobile and the web integrate well, that there should be seamless blending of the web and mobile. People coming from places without fixed internet access yell and scream that we really need to stop shoving the web into their perfectly usable mobile only environment.
- Mobile service providers list the myriad ways that people developing mobile applications and content can simply and easily put their content up online and start making money from it. People with mobile content and applications moan that none of the methods for publishing and monetizing their content and applications come anywhere near the simplicity they need, and they just canâ€™t bear the margins provided.
- Existing web publishers keep telling us that mobile is just too early to try to make money off of, donâ€™t bother trying yet cause the ecosystem isnâ€™t ready. However people with novel new applications (the ones that are most well positioned to respect the context of mobile implicitly) have no chance to bring their disruptive application to fruition because the only way to make money is to bolt on a crappy web experience as well.
- People working on standards for the mobile web and application programming environments can list for you a complete alphabet soup of acronyms describing the millions of ways in which mobile application development will be better just a few months from now. People working on applications feel like the standardization efforts take way to long and donâ€™t deliver anything that really makes their lives any easier.
Sorry for copying this more or less directly, but is it soooo true…