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Mobile App Development Seminar 2011: Learn to Develop Cross-Platform Mobile Apps #madworkshopkl2011


Who doesn’t have a smartphone these days? Sit among your friends and family and you will notice everyone with their iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. The world has inevitably gone mobile. Just look at these stats (accurate to March 2011) – there are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers which covers a whopping 77 percent of the world’s population. Smartphones have the strongest growth with Android being the top OS for new smartphones in 2011. There are over 250 million active users accessing Facebook through their mobile devices. Mobile ad spend worldwide is over US$3 billion in 2011, expected to skyrocket to over US$20 billion in 2015. There are about 1 billion apps developed over the past four years. Apps have been downloaded over 11 billion times. The most used mobile apps? Games, news, maps, social networking and music. Demand for app stores is expected to peak in 2013. It is predicted that direct revenue from sale of apps, in-app purchases and subscription of smartphones and tablets will be US$7.3 billion in 2011 rising to US$36.7 billion by 2015. Too much info already?

What does all this mean? Potential to do great things in the mobile space and profit from rapidly growing demand. Read on to learn how you can tap into this exciting industry.

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InStep Learning in partnership with Info Trek and Frenclub is organizing an exclusive Mobile App Development (MAD) Seminar this October 18, 2011. Targeted at businesses and individuals who intend to develop in-house mobile enterprise applications and games. Attendees will learn real world scenarios, upcoming trends and mobile technologies including case studies from leaders in the mobile development field.

Mobile development platforms and non-native development tools that will be covered include iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7, PhoneGap, Adobe AIR Titanium and Marmalade.

The trainer for this 1-day workshop is Daniel Freeman from the UK, creator of “Voice Activity Detector” for GSM mobile phones, trainer for ICONApp 2010 and Maxis Developer Program.

MAD Seminar 2011 will be held at Impiana KLCC Hotel, Kuala Lumpur from 8.00am – 6.00pm on October 18, 2011. The seminar costs RM580 (HRDF claimable) and includes workshop material, buffet lunch and two tea brakes, petrol & parking allowance. Sounds like a steal!

Participants are required to bring their own laptops. For a list of software you need to install, visit this page –

InStep Learning is also running a special contest where you stand a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Mini. All you need to do is follow these simple instructions:

The TOP 6 Creative Answers will stand a chance to WIN

GRAND PRIZE:  Samsung Galaxy Mini

5 Consolation Prizes: 2 GSC Movie tickets

How To Win:
Step 1
– Click ‘Like’ on this page : Instep Learning Asia.
Step 2
– Answer FIVE simple questions and send your answer back to email :
Q1) Are YOU a mobile app developer?
Q2) Name 1 MOBILE APP that interest you the most?
Q3) Which PLATFORM you like best in developing mobile app? (Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7, Meego and etc)
Q4) In your opinion, what would be the BEST TOOL for mobile app development?
Q5) Describe a mobile app which you WISH EXISTED today and why??Also, tell us how it will influence your daily activities.
Don’t forget to include: Your Name, Company, Designation, Email, Phone no
Send your answers back to email :

There are only 200 seats available for the seminar and running out fast!
For more information or to register, kindly contact Ms. Iris Khoo @ +6016 295 8740. Also visit

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