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Mobile Year in Review 2012

Our friends at iStrategy Labs in Washington, DC created this very cool, eye opening video, on the growth of the mobile industry in 2012 for their friends at Take a look…

We keep saying, mobile is the future. Clearly, mobile is the present!!


Intel Developer Forum 2012 Photo Roundup

In September, MobBase had the privilege of being a part of the 2012 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco. In its 15th year, IDF is the place for Intel Corporation, along with high-tech industry developers, executives, designers and engineers, to come together and share their latest innovations and vision for the future of technology.

MobBase was invited to demo its platform in front of thousands of people during the keynote (check out the demo here), as well as teach people who visited the MobBase booth in the expo hall how to build mobile apps.

Guided by the theme, “The Future of Innovation is Wide Open,” IDF 2012 demonstrated how developers can take advantage of the latest innovations in hardware, software and services to help enable the best user experiences from the cloud to devices.

Here are some pictures from the event…visit our Facebook page for more!

How To Build Mobile Apps With MobBase: Intel Developer Forum Keynote Demo

Last week, MobBase had the privilege of demonstrating its platform during the “Security and Services in an Age of Transparent Computing” keynote at the 2012 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Led by Intel Senior Vice President Renée James, the keynote addressed HTML5 based applications and security.

MobBase co-founder Alan Khalfin showed an audience of more than 3,000 people how to build a mobile app with MobBase and how HTML5 is enabling MobBase clients to build one app the connects with fans on all smartphones and tablets.

Throw Me The Statue frontman, Scott Reitherman, then walked people through the band’s official mobile app, discussed how easy it was to build the app using MobBase, and how the app has helped the band connect with fans on-the-go. Throw Me The Statue also rocked the house with a 30 minute set to start the keynote! Check out a video of the MobBase demo above.

Hello Music and MobBase Partner to Offer Independent Artists Custom iPhone App Solution

Hello Music, the digital music platform and power tool connecting independent artists to industry resources and career opportunities, today announced it has partnered with MobBase to offer its artist community an intuitive and cost-effective solution for creating their very own personalized iPhone app.

Hello Music will offer the MobBase iPhone app solution as an additional opportunity for its independent artists to market and promote their music to fans. Through the deal, Hello Music artists receive a free month of MobBase membership, and for those artists who want more help designing their personalized app, they will also receive a free premium support package for three months valued at $200.

“Mobile is an incredibly valuable platform for artists of every level, and the mobile music market continues to flourish,” said Zack Zalon, Co-Founder, Hello Music. “While many independent artists previously found it cost-prohibitive to go mobile, MobBase levels the field for them. We are pleased to offer our artist community the ability to create their own custom app for bringing their music, photos, videos and more to the device that’s always at hand.”

“Connection fuels the fan – artist relationship” said Charles Feinn, CEO and co-founder of MixMatchMusic, MobBase’s developer. “A MobBase mobile app is one of the most effective and least expensive ways to make that connection. “Our relationship with Hello Music is a natural because we share the common goal of helping artists build their careers.”

Existing Hello Music artists are able to access MobBase through the Hello Music Dashboard. Interested artists not already part of the Hello Music community should go to to join for free and then they can make an iPhone app!

About Hello Music
Touted one of Billboard Magazine’s 10 Best Digital Music Startups, Hello Music is the digital music platform and power tool for independent artists. Providing valuable insight, resources and career opportunities, independent artists can upload their music at for FREE, to be reviewed by Hello Music’s in-house music screening team who listens to every song submitted and provides each musician with a FREE Music Feedback Report. Hello Music matches artists with opportunities that matter, from partners including Taylor Guitars, CMJ, New Music Seminar, Durango Songwriters Expo, Balcony TV, Topspin, Yahoo! Music, Slacker, Delta Airlines Radio, Jango Airplay, TuneCore, Dropcards, Getty Images, PlayNetwork, RootMusic, Swing House Studios, Gravity Studios, The Record Shop Studios, and Next Big Sound. Launched in 2010, Hello Music was conceived and incubated by Wilshire Media Group, a digital music product design and development firm founded by Zack Zalon and Brendon Cassidy.

MobBase Teams With Valleyarm, Music180 & Viral Nation for International Reach & Digital Distribution

MobBase, the fast, easy and inexpensive way for music artists to get their own custom iPhone app, is now available to more artists in more places and through more channels than ever. A new partnership with Valleyarm is marketing MobBase to musicians in Asia, Europe, and Africa. And Music180 and Viral Nation are now offering MobBase as part of the toolkits of products and services they provide musicians to help them market and promote themselves.

“More and more musicians are reaching out to fans and bringing them backstage, on tour or into recording sessions via a mobile app,” said Charles Feinn, CEO and co-founder of MixMatchMusic, MobBase’s developer. “It’s connection that reinforces relationship and it’s what builds musical careers.”

“Our partners are helping build relationships and careers too. The shared commitment to indie and developing artists guides our partnering strategy and is fueling our growth.”

Reaching musicians in Asia, Europe, and Africa
MobBase partner Valleyarm is marketing MobBase to musicians in Australasia, The Pacific and throughout Asia and through its partner network in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The publishing and online marketer of music and video content is the leading digital distributor in the Asia Pacific, selling through hundreds of online stores including China Mobile, China Telecom, Telstra Bigpond, Beatport and Maxis Malaysia.

“A mobile app is a ‘must have’ part of artists’ promotional mix,” said Lucy Tulett, Valleyarm’s Head of Business Development. “Because it’s so fast, so easy and so inexpensive, MobBase is the hands down best mobile app solution for Valleyarm artists.”

New distribution relationships promote MobBase to more artists
Music180 is the world’s premier Artist Development Platform that gives artists career management and the ability to meet and work with the world’s top music industry professionals. With Music180’s new membership-based management programs, artists can create a custom career game plan, get pitched to labels and management companies, write and record in the studio with top music pros and more.

“We give artists expert guidance and access to top music pros to take their music careers to the next level,” said Eric Galen, CEO of Music180. “MobBase is about helping independent artists connect with fans and promote themselves – it’s a perfect complement to our services.”

Viral Nation is a social platform connecting musicians and other content providers to venues, promoters and fans. Viral Nation is offering MobBase to musicians to help them promote their music and build their careers.

More than 400 apps – including apps for Saw 3D, Stomp the Yard
More than 400 artists and also music venues, movie and TV soundtracks are using to build iPhone apps. Notables include heavy metal artists, X Japan, and also new apps for Jazz Mafia, Robbie Rivera, and Filth FM. And MobBase is powering the official soundtrack apps for the NBC television hit, Parenthood, the Saw 3D movie and the dance celebration, Stomp the Yard.

Fast, easy, and inexpensive way for artists to get their own iPhone app
MobBase is the low cost way for musicians to share music, photos, videos, tweets, news, information about shows, merchandise and other content with fans on their mobile devices. MobBase apps are priced for starving artists and also artists who remember what it is like to starve, with many artists paying as little as $0.50 a day for their own custom iPhone app.