#PGCLondon 2016 speaker Happylatte's Philip Beck predicts a global launch every 2 minutes

What to expect at PG Connects London

#PGCLondon 2016 speaker Happylatte's Philip Beck predicts a global launch every 2 minutes

Pocket Gamer Connects London will kick off 2016 in style on 18-19 January.

Tickets are still available.

So to give you a hint at what you can expect, we're shining the spotlight onto our speakers to provide a deeper look at the personalities who will be taking the stage.

  • Philip Beck is Chief Operating Officer at Happylatte, a Beijing-based developer and publisher of mobile games. Tell us about your company's role in the mobile games industry.

Philip Beck: Happylatte has been a developer and publisher of global free-to-play mobile casual games for the last 7 years, based in Beijing, China.

2015 was another hectic year for the industry, what were the highlights or most important developments you saw?

The growth of smartphone penetration in India, with more than 30 million new devices connecting each month.

PG Connects kicks off 2016, give us a prediction or two of what we can expect to see in the new year.

  • 1st Prediction: By Dec 2016, one new mobile game will be released globally every 2 minutes and only 2.5% will have monthly revenues greater than $1.
  • 2nd Prediction: WhatsApp will copy WeChat’s functionality and test it in India before rolling out globally, which could be the death of Instagram and Facebook Messenger (not a bad thing).

Ray has been an enthusiastic gamer since the age of 5 and has seen his work published all over the internet. He is a proud iPhone 4S owner and absolutely adores working for 148apps. He also plays a mean game of Jetpack Joyride.