Yahoo Launches its Own Mobile Developer Conference

Yahoo announced its first development conference on Monday. The event, simply called the Mobile Developer Conference, will take place on Feb. 19 in San Francisco.

During the one-day event, Yahoo and mobile analytics firm Flurry are pushing what they’re calling the next step in mobile development. Yahoo acquired Flurry earlier this year, with some sources pegging the price at around $200 million.

The conference offers further proof that the company wants to be seen as a mobile development leader. Similarly, in recent years, Yahoo execs have repeatedly touted the company as a “mobile-first” organization. That focus appears to be on the mark as mobile use continues to increase in popularity, up 115% in 2013, according to Statista.

It’s not all talk either. Yahoo has acquired a hefty amount ofmobile tools and apps since Marissa Mayer took the helm of the tech giant in 2012. It remains to be seen if Yahoo’s mobile technology will be game-changing for developers, but the company is at least putting its money where its proverbial mouth is.

Speakers at the conference will include developers, Yahoo employees and Flurry’s Simon Khalaf, who will give a “State of Mobile” address. There will also be sessions for mobile developers to attend.

Details on the conference remain thin for now. Updates will be posted on the official Tumblr page. Interested developers can also request an invitation on Yahoo’s conference Tumblr.

Author: Rex Santus

Source: Mashable