MobileMonday September is on coming Monday!

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It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the next Mobile Monday Yangon, on 29th September 2014.

Mobile Monday is a global event that started in Helsinki, which has since spread around the world. Yangon will be the latest city to feature one. It is an informal monthly event which enables mobile industry visionaries, developers, and influential individuals to share ideas and collaborate. Since April 2014, we have been hosting Mobile Monday one Monday per month, bringing together experts and enthusiasts alike to explore themes of topical interest to those of us in the mobile industry and other related fields. Continue Reading

September MobileMonday Yangon will feature about Mobile Startup

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MobileMonday Yangon for September month will feature about Mobile Startup. There are many startup in mobile industry of Myanmar today such as Total Game Play, Nex, Rebbiz, etc. This time, you will have chance to learn from both local and global mobile statups. We invited experts from Silicon Straits to share their knowledge and experience of mobile startup field. A team of a local startup will also come share their idea and knowledge. We will confirm you later who they are. You will know them already because they are famous entrepreneurs in Myanmar. Then we also invited a group of entrepreneurs from other country. What do you think who they are and where they come from? They are also globally successful entrepreneurs, founding entrepreneur and startup community around the world. You will like it. Continue Reading

What to prepare for mobile age for your business in Myanmar



Myanmar is now having more than 10 percent of total population, who are using mobile phone. Most are living in big cities of the country such as Yangon, Mandalay, Naypyidaw, Taunggyi and so on. As telephone operators are expanding their business and trying to serve for more people, startups and business need to consider about their business which can be easily accessed by mobile users. The followings are what to prepare for mobile age for your business in Myanmar. Continue Reading

Why you should attend MobileMonday Yangon?


You get knowledge and idea

Those who are going to share at MobileMonday are great people, leading in their field of startup. They have plenty of knowledge so that you can get from them. At most of the time, we share about mobile technology and business. MobileMonday intends for startups and entrepreneurs from mobile industry. When your business always have to deal with mobile things, the event will give you knowledge and idea which you can apply in your business. Continue Reading

Silicon Strait will come up with a topic to Mobile Monday Yangon September!

Silicon Straits at Mobile Monday Yangon


Silicon Straits is building a better platform for designers, engineers & entrepreneurs to get together, be inspired, make things and start and grow companies. They make early-stage investments in companies in North America and emerging Southeast Asia that operate at the intersection of design, hardware and software. They match the best of both worlds; North America’s track record of innovation leadership with emerging Southeast Asia’s rising demographics.  in Myanmar, Silicon Straits, Pollenizer and Ooredoo Myanmar together founded a startup community called ideabox Myanmar. In Myanmar, the organization’s activities are going too fast and they are now helping many local tech and mobile startups. Continue Reading

What are startups’ challenges in Myanmar?

Mobile Monday Yangon

here are many startups in Myanmar today. Some are running in tech industry. There are also many mobile startups in Myanmar. Do you know what the challenges of startups in Myanmar are? As far as I asked many startups, they gave me the following answers. Startups are facing some challenges such as

  • Quality human capital
  • Investment
  • Wider market
  • Customers


Quality human capital

There are not too much geeks in Myanmar. Some youths finished their degree under the tile of computer science, Information technology and business IT, but only some of them are listed in quality human capital. Many of them changed their career or do nothing with IT. Some are interesting but they are not cool enough to work in mobile startups. There are also many experts Myanmar who got experience from global tech companies. But local mobile startups cannot fulfill their desire of salary. To get quality human capital is still a challenge for mobile startups.



Another biggest challenge is investment. Local tech startups always need investment. Some got investment from global angels. But many are not lucky enough to meet global investor. Myanmar still need business and tech angels start investing in Myanmar startup fields. Someone from investment side also said that it is also difficult to get good presentation from Myanmar startup. The biggest problem is language skill. Many startups are not having good language skill enough to deal with global investors.


Wider market

At the current time, the market of tech and mobile is only at Yangon. Yangon has 6 million population and very few amount of business are asking for technical supports and products. However mobile startups’ customers are everyone because all use mobile phones. But the market is still very small by comparing with global market.



When talking about, ut is not about population at all. It is about how much customer are educated enough to use tech products. In Myanmar, let’s say that you make a mobile shopping software. But how could you survive if users are not familiar with the applications and not changing their behavior of shopping. Tech revolution in Myanmar started from mobile sector which is not same with other countries where it started from computers, not mobile phones. Now it is a big challenge which is to teach people to use technical products in very wise way.


There are still many other challenges and problems which local startups are facing. Are you also starting a mobile business? What kind of problems and challenge are you facing and how did you passed all? If you are one of them who passed some challenges or who need answers and idea, we invite you to join our next MobileMonday. Stay tuned!

What is Mobile Cloud?

We would like to hear from some one about Mobile Cloud in Mobile Monday Yangon. Who gonna talk about it? It’s interesting. Mobile network coverage in Myanmar is increasing. Mobile user population is increasing. All kind of good facts make local mobile technology and service grow a lot. We believe some of you may already in the business of mobile cloud. Mobile Cloud computing is a hot topic in Mobile Monday events of other countries. In Myanmar, there are also many startups and entrepreneur who like to known about it. Let us know if you can share it. Here we share you an article from

What is Mobile Cloud?

Mobile cloud computing is gaining stream.  According to the latest study from Juniper Research, the number of mobile cloud computing subscribers is expected to grow rapidly in the next five years. Cloud-based mobile market will generate annual revenue of $9.5 billion in 2014 from $400 million in 2009, at an average annual increase of 88%.

This phenomenal growth is driven by new web standard HTML5, increased mobile broadband coverage and the need for always-on collaborative services for the enterprise.

Cloud Apps in Your Mobile

Google’s Gmail and Google Voice for iPhone are just two of the well-known mobile cloud apps. Mobile cloud computing is referred to as the infrastructure where both the data storage and the data processing happen outside of the mobile device. From a consumer’s point-of-view, a cloud-based mobile application is similar to an app purchased or downloaded from a mobile application store like iTunes, where the processing power is driven not from the handheld device, but from the cloud. When launched from the iPhone homescreen, the apps perform like any other app on the iPhone.

HTML5 Will Drive Mobile Computing Revolution

ABI Research released a major study in mobile Cloud computing which details how HTML5 technology, mobile applications and mobilized enterprises will lead the growth.

Juniper Research believes that enterprise applications will account for the bulk of mobile cloud app revenues. HTML5, the core language used to create the web, will bring about a dramatic revolution. HTML5 is the proposed standard for next version web markup language. The cloud-based apps offer improved offline data caching, where the apps will still work even if Internet connection is down. HTML5-enabled apps also reduce server load demand which will make cloud-based mobile connectivity as a means to improve access of nations and locales with poor coverage.

Cloud-enabled Enterprise Mobility Growth

Juniper Research sees that enterprise will drive mobile growth. It notes that 75% of the mobile cloud-based application market is represented by enterprise users. Thru smartphones mobile apps, corporate users can company data, share files, collaborate on projects and more.  Moreover, there will also be benefits for consumer-oriented apps. In the next four years, mobile apps will comprise an increasing proportion of the total revenues with business plans that involve subscription-based content and mobile advertising.

The Power of the Cloud

Juniper Report notes that the key to mobile’s future depends on the processing power of the cloud itself. Cloud-based mobile apps can scale beyond the capabilities of any smartphone. Cloud apps have the power of a server-based computing infrastructure accessible through an app’s mobile interface. It does not only allow non-smartphone owner to access the same mobile applications, but allows the apps themselves to become more powerful.

Cloud Apps and the Mobile Marketplace

Earlier this year, Gartner researchers estimated that $7 billion will be generated by the app store businesses and would reach $29.5 billion by 2013. This would grow even more by 2014 when the mobile cloud-based application market is expected to near $9.5 billion. From these comparisons, it appears that in the near future, there will be more growth for both traditional, device-based apps and mobile cloud-based apps.

Samsung unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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On IFA Berlin 2014, Samsung unveiled their new phablet phone, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, together with Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung Gear S and Samsung Gear VR. Hardware of Note 4 is quiet higher than Note 3, featuring 2560×1440 Quad HD (QHD) 5.7 inch display with a quad-core Snapdragon 805 chip set. People said it is a strong resemblance of Note 3. With faux leather, Samsung use a new metal design for frame. It now has fingerprint sensor, UV sensor, Heart Rate monitor and many others that we found in Note 3. Continue Reading