Well, last year it was called Web2Mobile, but now it’s called Mobile Rules, but it’s the same thing. FinNode is sponsoring a competition to help promote some innovation in the mobile space.
Got a cool idea for a mobile app (heck, maybe even a non-iPhone one)? Sign up here.
Personally, I’m hoping to see some intelligent use of social networking and location-based services. Too many terrible uses of these technologies in the mobile world to-date. I don’t need something that tells me my friend is ten feet away from me, or shows me the closest gas station when I don’t ask for it. Bring my calendar into play live. Figure out the traffic ahead of time for my route and SMS me if I should take a detour on the way somewhere. Let me know how many parking spaces are available in a garage nearby when I’ve already bought tickets to the movie in a close proximity. C’mon, make my life better!
Meanwhile, I’ll reserve the next 160 characters for a mobile update: shutting down now to grab a drink in the bar downstairs.