dcMOMO to Explore the App Marketplace at “State of the App: iPhone, Android and Getting in the App Stores” at 1410Q

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dcMOMO is hosting an evening at Washington, D.C. entrepreneur center 1410Q on March 29, 2010 featuring a discussion on the fast-growing marketplace of mobile applications and an app-making demo by AppMakr.

We’re excited to bring MobileMonday to the 1410Q space. The night will be a great intersection of innovation and experience in the dynamic mobile marketplace.

Launched in 2008, Apple’s App Store has catalyzed a dramatic shift in the way consumers interact with smart phones. Slow and often kludgy WAP and Java/BREW experiences have transformed into rich, bite-sized entertainment and information experiences.

There are over 159,000 active applications in Apple’s App Store from over 32,000 publishers. With an average cost of $3.13, paid apps are a lucrative endeavor for developers and Apple, which takes a 30% cut. Gameloft, for instance, generated $25 million in revenue in 2009 just from the App Store! According to AdMob, which was acquired by Google for $750m, there are $200 million worth of applications sold in Apple’s iPhone store every month, or about $2.4 billion a year.

RIM/BlackBerry, Google/Android, Nokia/Ovi, and others have quickly followed suit. They recognize that a catalog of downloadable, native software programs drive consumer engagement. Until there is higher, throughput, mobile broadband access and richer mobile experiences, downloadable applications will remain popular.

At last month's Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, wireless carriers, including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, NTT DoCoMo, Deutsche Telekom, China Mobile, and Vodafone, announced plans to launch the "Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) for platform-agnostic app deployment. It remains unclear how this will impact consumers, the marketplace, and the Apple store’s dominance.

Join MobileMonday for a dynamic discussion about mobile applications, followed by a demonstration by Daniel Odio, co-founder of PointAbout, of his exciting new app development platform, AppMakr. This innovative and powerful tool enables you to mobilize your brand and create a custom app in minutes. You can even create your own app in real time!

“We’re excited to bring MobileMonday to the 1410Q space,” said Suni Vaidya. “The night will be a great intersection of innovation and experience in the dynamic mobile marketplace.”

The event will take place on Monday, March 29, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at entrepreneur hotspot 1410Q.

To RSVP, visit http://www.dcMOMO.com.

1410Q offers free parking on a space-available basis for all evening events. Details at http://go.1410Q.com/parking.

On April 26, dcMOMO will be back at 1410Q to host an event on GeoSocial applications.

About 1410Q:

1410Q is an environment for technology entrepreneurs to explore what they are capable of, surrounded by other tech entrepreneurs. Think of it as a little piece of San Francisco, right in the heart of Washington, D.C.

1410Q is made possible by a funding grant from PointAbout, marketing by iStrategyLabs, and sponsorship support from 3 Click Solutions, Capitol Communications, Rock Creek Strategic Marketing, PRWeb, St. Ledger-Roty Neuman & Olson LLP, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, AppMakr, dcMOMO and Disruptathon. To support this great cause, contact Avery Fellow at avery.fellow(at)1410Q(dot)com or visit http://go.1410Q.com/sponsors.

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