Yahoo announces its first mobile developer conference

Andy Boxall | December 12, 2014


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Search giant Yahoo has announced it will hold the first Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference in early 2015 in San Francisco. It’s staying quiet about specifics for now, but does say it will reveal a new suite of tools to assist mobile developers, and hold informative panels on various aspects of the mobile development industry.

It’s no surprise to see mobile analytics firm Flurry mentioned several times in the announcement. Yahoo acquired Flurry for at least $300m earlier this year, and the company’s VP of product, Simon Khalaf, will give a State of Mobile keynote speech. Other, currently unnamed speakers at the event include app developers, and executives working for Yahoo.

Flurry’s VP of analytics and marketing, Jarah Euston, wrote about the conference, saying:

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“Today, Americans spend more time on their smartphones than watching TV – making the mobile experience, and the job of mobile developers, more important than ever. Join us as we announce a set of tools that will help mobile developers better understand their users and improve, grow, and monetize their apps.”

Developers planning to attend the event are also told there will be breakout sessions to help “solve some of the biggest problems they’re facing in today’s crowded app market.” However, there’s no further details on the schedule at this early stage.

The Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference will take place at a currently unknown location in San Francisco on February 19 next year. Developers interested in knowing more can sign up for email updates via the official conference Tumblr page. Yahoo joins several other major technology companies, including Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, in holding a developer conference. Whether it turns into an annual event remains to be seen.

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