MobileMonday London (still going strong after seven years!) organised another great demo night last night. Eleven companies had 5 minutes each to talk up and demonstrate their applications live on stage to a packed house at CBI conference centre at the Centrepoint tower. Highlights from my perspective were:
HTML5 gaming start-up Boss Level – writing cool browser-based games.
Social mobile video start-up Vyclone live-demoed their application for capturing video from multiple sources and editing it in the cloud at near-real-time. The app is specifically aimed at festivals and events.
Animal Systems presented their innovative new app, Chirp.io, that shares data between handsets using audio – think of it as an audio version of a QR-Code.
One interesting presenter, Barcelona-based We Choose Fun presented an prototype application for combining still image photography with sound capture. Although not immediately intuitive, the result was really interesting – for instance, capturing a street scene along with the ambient noise that goes along with it, creates a new way to experience that scene. The app also apparently combines the audio and image into the same jpeg file. Could it be the next Instagram? The app isn’t live yet but I hope they put it out there because I’d love to experiment with it.
We also heard from two of the companies that presented at last year’s demo night, e-learning company KO-SU and WAYRA UK Academy member messaging app Six3 about their continued success. Mobile Monday Demo nights are a great example of the innovation happening in the community right now and I can’t wait for the next one.