The Amazon Appstore team will be in Barcelona, Spain from March 2nd to March 5th for Mobile World Congress. If you are in Barcelona for MWC, there are a number of ways that you can meet with the team and learn more about growing your business with the Amazon Appstore, Amazon devices, and the services we offer to developers.
Here’s where you can find us in Barcelona:
Mobile Premier Awards
Monday 2nd March – Sala Apolo, Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 4pm to 10pm
On the 9th edition of the Mobile Premier Awards, you'll see the latest global app innovations, from the 16 finalists representing 10 countries. Paul Cutsinger will be part of the judgeing panel, and our team will be there during the networking hour after the show to meet with you on this galactic evening! Get a free pass using code AMAZON at http://bit.ly/RegisterMPA
Applications Developer Alliance Mobile Apps Party
Tuesday 3rd March – W Hotel, Barcelona, 8pm to 12am
Join us at Barcelona’s beautiful W hotel for an evening of networking and fun. Amazon Appstore is one of the main hosts for this event and we’ll be hanging out and talking to developers about the Amazon Appstore, our developer SDKs and the services that we offer. We’ll have a number of Fire devices on display and several Fire TVs setup, so come along and play games such as Crossy Road, Ski Safari or Table Top Racing from our developers. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet our business leadership team to chat about how you can grow your business and monetize on Amazon. Or, connect with our Developer Evangelists (Simon Howard and Paul Cutsinger) to learn more at a technical level about how you publish your app to the Amazon Appstore. You can register for free by entering the code AmazonAppstore here.
Mobile Gaming Panel
Wednesday 4th March - Hall 4, Auditorium 2, Fira Gran Vira, 3:15pm
Join Amazon Appstore Director of Product Management, Aaron Rubenson, for a panel on Mobile Gaming. Join some of the leading developers in the industry as they discuss how gaming will evolve on mobile in the coming years, why freemium is proving such an attractive model and the impact it has on developing compelling gaming experiences and which alternative models might prove fruitful in the coming years.
Thursday 5th March - Hall 8.0, Theater D, Fira Gran Vira, 9am to 5pm
Gamelab Mobile is an exclusive conference that explores the Edge of Innovation in mobile gaming. Discover how the latest advances in mobile and Internet technology are helping game developers to envision and create new playgrounds and forms of interactive entertainment. During Paul Cutsinger’s keynote at 11:30 AM, learn how to generate new business opportunities by turning your game players into fans (more details below). Drop by our Meet the Experts table, where Amazon representatives and guest speakers can provide feedback on your mobile and gaming projects. If you happen to have your APK with you, we’ll have devices on hand for testing.
Gamelab Mobile Keynote: How to Turn your Players into Fans
We’ve analyzed the top mobile games to see what best practices make them stand out from the crowd. Several trends emerging now will amplify those best practices and games will have more opportunity than ever to excel. In the future, the top games will have fully realized fan bases that will drive their user acquisition and engagement engines. That fan base will include players but also content creators, advocates and potential new customers – this will open up a wider range of monetization options.
In this talk at 11:30 AM in Hall 8.0 Theatre D, Paul Custinger (@PaulCutsinger) will reveal these trends and what the cutting edge games are doing today. He’ll also share specific ways game developers can use this information to evolve players into a fan base for a stronger launch, more engagement, more revenue and an extended game lifespan. This will give you concrete ideas to incorporate into your existing games and those that you create in the future.
If you are in Barcelona for MWC, we would love to meet you to hear more about your app or game, so do come see us at one of the events that we are attending.
Simon Howard (@SimonH109)