What people do with mobile phone in other countries such as Singapore and US are very variety. But in Myanmar, people still don’t use full features of the phone. People still have the case if to root and jailbreak Android phones and iPhones. Basic technology knowledge of each one is still different. Only people in IT field know deep about feature and usage of a mobile phone. What a normal mobile phone user does are following. Continue Reading
Mobile Monday Yangon has been successfully held in Myanmar since March, 2014. Now we are preparing for September event. The greatest new for you is that we are giving you opportunity to talk at the event. We invite you to become a speaker. Last time, we got Ko Zar Ni, head of channel management at Samsung, talked about Localization Samsung devices in Myanmar. In July event, we got local internet business such as 2C2P, Rocket Internet Myanmar and Zawgyimart.com. In June, we got Blink Agency for Social Media report of Myanmar and Ko Author Aung, CEO at Doemyanmar.com for localized social media website status. Continue Reading
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This month, we are delighted to have hosted you at the beautiful Peperoni restaurant, and to have also welcomed The Blink Agency and Doe Myanmar and Internews to share their thoughts on social media in Myanmar. While not new, it is an exciting time to discover what ‘social’ means to us, from how we discover news to how we make new friends.
Here are the slides from the presentations:
The Blink Agency on The Republic of Social Media of Myanmar
Doe Myanmar on the Social & Mobile Landscape in Myanmar
If you didn’t make it to the last Mobile Monday, here’s the rundown from our session on mobile financial services in Myanmar.
We’ll be publishing details on the next Mobile Monday shortly, so stay tuned.
Ooredoo’s Introduction to Mobile Financial Services
Frontier Technology Partners’ myKyats product
CB Bank’s Plans for Mobile Banking
Congratulations to Art Lan for winning the logo contest, and for walking away with the grand prize of 500 000 kyats and an iPad!
On 26 May 2014, come by 50th Street Bar for the second Mobile Monday Yangon.
We will be welcoming speakers from Ooredoo, CB Bank and Frontier Technology Partners, who will share their vision and ideas on the topic of Mobile Financial Services in Myanmar.
At the last Mobile Monday, the audience selected the following submission as the crowd favourite for the logo design competition.
“Caveman Design” came in first through online voting.
The People’s Choice Award will be presented to the designer of “Caveman Design”, and the grand prize winner for the logo design competition will be announced too.
Date: 26 May 2014
Where: 50th Street Bar (map)
Dress code: Smart Casual
Please RSVP here so we know you will be coming. We look forward to seeing you!
The first ever Mobile Monday in Myanmar took place on 28 April 2014 at Mojo Bar on Inya Road, drawing a crowd of close to a hundred.
We were delighted to be able to welcome journalists, entrepreneurs, technology enthusiasts and mobile professionals alike and to be able to celebrate a milestone with all of you: that of Yangon joining the ranks of global cities sporting a Mobile Monday chapter.
Christopher Chit Tun and Tun Si Thu of Deloitte shared their perspectives on the state of mobile internet in Myanmar, as well as their thoughts on what might happen soon with the liberalisation of the industry. Andy Zain, founder of Mobile Monday Indonesia, flew in to share the Indonesia story, and his hopes for Mobile Monday Yangon as a platform to encourage greater participation and collaboration here. The audience then voted on their favourite entry for the Mobile Monday Yangon logo design competition.
In February this year, we announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona our commitment to playing a role in shaping the mobile ecosystem we want to see in Myanmar, starting with monthly Mobile Monday events in Yangon. We hope the first one has been as informative and helpful for you as it was for us — we will see you next on 26 May 2014!
Are you a budding designer? Got a flair for logos and graphics?
We’d love for you to take part in our first ever logo competition, with prizes sponsored by Ooredoo.
Make history as you get to define the look and feel of what Yangon’s very own Mobile Monday chapter should be. We can’t wait to see what creative Yangon has up its sleeves!
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Silicon Straits Network, in partnership with Ooredoo, today announced the launch of Mobile Monday Yangon, to be held once a month beginning 28 April 2014.
The program will kick off a series of technology and business events in Yangon under the umbrella of Ideabox Myanmar’s community initiatives.
MobileMonday is global networking forum for people in mobile industry first estabished in Helsinki in 2000, with more than 150 chapters established worldwide. Yangon joins Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Bangkok, and Ho Chi Minh City in Southeast Asia with the set up of its own locally-led MobileMonday chapter.
MobileMonday encourages innovation in the mobile sector to facilitate networking and partnership, bridge communication between local and global mobile communities, to contribute to the education of the broader public. Alongside the monthly meetup format where mobile industry players are able to meet each other face-to-face, the programme also seeks to build community and connect the Myanmar mobile industry to international players and with each other through virtual channels such as the MobileMonday website, blogs and newsletter.
“We are pleased to be able to play a part in bringing such an important event here to Yangon,” said Andy Zain, founder of MobileMonday Jakarta. “The event has played a key role in fostering a spirit of open collaboration in our industry in Indonesia, and I am confident that the same experience can and will be replicated here.”
Yangon will be the 155th city to feature a MobileMonday. The objective of MobileMonday is to create an open community platform of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influential individuals who can foster brand-neutral cooperation and cross-border peer-to-peer business opportunities.
“Nothing beats a face-to-face meeting,” said Ross Cormack, CEO of Ooredoo Myanmar. “We want to help to create a bustling ecosystem and that can only happen with ground-up, inclusive community events like MobileMonday where one and all are welcome as long as you are passionate about the mobile industry. There is a lot we can all learn from each other, and business opportunities can also be had in the process. It is a win-win situation for all the players in the mobile ecosystem not just in Myanmar, but also in Southeast Asia at large.”
Happening once a month on a Monday from 28 April 2014, MobileMonday Yangon will kick off at Mojo Lounge. To celebrate the launch, a logo design competition will be held to encourage Myanmar designers to participate in the process. The deadline of the competition is 19 April at midnight, and the winning entry will win an iPad with MMK 500,000 in cash, to be judged the audience and a panel of judges moderated by the local chairman of MobileMonday Yangon, Htoo Myint Naung, a local technology entrepreneur best known for Polar Star GPS devices and mobile application services.