Hi everyone for another new and interesting week.
This time the carnival is again in Israel, where we are currently enjoying our Sukkot holyday.
Before I start off with the interesting set of posts on our carnival, I want to invite you on behalf of WIP Jam to their UnPanel event on October 8 at CTIA in San Diego. They’ve got a day chocked full with great speakers – one of them is Lauren Thorpe, Senior Director, Developer Relations, Qualcomm Incorporated. There’s a short interview with her on WIP Jam’s blog.
And now after our administrative part, let’s start with the posts we’ve had last week. In no particular order this time.
- Antoine RJ Wright shares his thought on a model for a mobile shared calendar – reminds me of the initiatives for the socialization of the mobile address book.
- Martin Sauter on Mobile Society writes about how a Blackberry is being used in a bakery – I wouldn’t spoil you the wow effect I had when I read it.
- Carl Martin of Mobsessed brings a very interesting interview with Rory Sutherland about mobile advertising and his view on the future of mobile.
- Judy Breck from Golden Swamp gives a snippet from the New York Times about vooks and then ties it with education. What is vooks and what that may mean – just read her thoughtful post.
- Mark van ‘t Hooft of Ubiquitous Thoughts brings a roundup of mobile learning links – you can consider it a focus carnival on the subject.
- Jose Colucci from Mobile Strategy came up with two contributions to this week’s carnival. The first piece is his own about the aspects of application development for mobile workers and the second piece is by David Eads – he analyzes why technology isn’t the obstacle of mobile banking in Canada. Both pieces are interesting reads and can be easily applied elsewhere.
- Volker Hirsch of Volker on Mobile and our carnival host last week comes with his views on the future of advertising. While it is all about engagement – he has good examples in his post that are worth looking at.
- Thibaut Rouffineau of WIP Jam sketches the ideal appstore and a few basic rules. Now if only Apple would listen…
- C. Enrique Ortiz has an interesting post on About Mobility which deals with software, hardware, differentiation and fragmentation in mobile handsets. I share his views completely.
- Mark Jaffe is running a series of posts on why mobile advertising hasn’t reached its potential (yet) on his Mobile Mandala blog. This week’s reason is emotional engagement and story telling.
- Ever found yourself wondering how does mobile broadband fair in Sweden? On Mobile Broadband Blog Ram Krishnan brings you the numbers – and guess what – it is still growing.
- Geoff Ballinger on Reflections on things mobile publishes his presentation and video clips on Mobile Visual Interactivity from Over The Air 2009.
- Peggy Anne Salz from msearchgroove contributed her monthly podcast to the fray. It would be hard to put this one into a one-liner so my best suggestion here would be go and listen to it.
- Chetan Sharma from Always On Real-Time Access reports from the first Mobile Breakfast Series Event. Wish I was near Newcastle to participate myself, but I’ll have to read it from afar.
- Last but definitely not least, Tomi Ahonen writes on Communities Dominate Brands blog on mobile phones in the developing world, outlining the services and features required there. An interesting read with all the smartphone-mania we see these days.
It’s been a great set of posts this time for the carnival, and the best thing about it was the variety – of both content and medium. We’ve had here regular posts, guest posts, interviews, presentation a round up and even a podcast.
Hope to see this variety in the future as well.
I’d like to use this opportunity to also refer you to a new blog carnival starting out which I hope will succeed: the VoIP carnival. It’s been announced by Alan Lindsay. October 9th is last date of submission and Oct 13th is the first carnival post. I have a post on my own for that carnival – something I’ve been meaning to write for some time and this carnival gave me the incentive to actually sit down and finish it. So provide your submissions if you’re also into VoIP.