Emerging Mobile Startups of Australia

Vishal Saturday, August 02, 2008

Mobile device is the next PC and this is the emerging market with lot of potential ($) across the globe. Apple's iPhone is revolutionizing this space and demonstrating successfully with its launch of iPhone 2.0, that a smart mobile device is the way to go . There is no doubt in my mind that we are ushering into an era where we are connected with the cloud 24 hrs (internet has become a utility service), courtesy of a smart mobile device like iPhone.

Mobile is the next platform for consuming services and its the next battle field for technology companies/entrepreneurs. Apple's iPhone has been embraced similar to standing ovation which Barack Obama is receiving wherever he goes. People are now looking for Google's response via its Android initiative. This is going to be an interesting battle.

In Australia its a different story, event though iPhone 2.0 is in short supply and is a hit with consumers, But 3 telco's data plan suggest opportunistic ripoff of their customers. I think they still don't get it what they are missing by having these ridiculous plans. Anyway no further bashing of telco's because this requires a separate post. Today I have compiled this list of emerging startups of Australia in Mobile domain. Let's explore these emerging startups.

Bluepulse
- is the free mobile social messenger.It is a way to effortlessly message and update your friends with what you’re doing, wherever you are.

Me2mobile - is a new entrant in the area of enabling Mobile Interactivity. It is a self-service portal that allows ordinary users to produce interactive mobile applications that were once provided by the traditional mobile media companies such as mobile operators and mobile marketing companies.


Mig33 - Global mobile and web-based community, including social networking and messaging such as IM, email, text and photo sharing.

Mint - a complete portable payment system that allows businesses to invoice ccustomers and directly process credit card transactions securely Anywhere, Anytime! Whether you’re a large multi-national with a mobile sales force or a self-employed tradesperson, whether your business takes you on the road or you’re just looking for a fresh way to improve in-store promotions, Mint works for you.


Mostyle - comes from “Mobile” + “Lifestyle” - a telco-independent mobile ecosystem that not only provides the tools to build a mobile site but offers the distribution, community and multiple enablers for the monetising of mobile content through advertising or micropayments.

Qmcodes - Brings print media to mobile. With the QMCODES proprietary Interactive Print Platform™, traditional Magazine and Newspaper publishers can link readers to richer digital content on the mobile Internet directly from the printed article. The platform's ability to track individual user behaviour across multiple articles and publications, coupled with highly targeted mobile ad-serving and innovative m-commerce solutions offers print publishers new revenue channels in a first for true media convergence.

Podmo Mobile - World's first free mobile communication network. It a free mobile network for end users.


Skytechnologies - SkyMobile allows the users to access SAP (business) applications on a mobile device. It utilises the standard business templates offered by Sky Technologies or designing, building and deploying your own mobile application (without the need for specialised skills).

YoMo - Bluetooth broadcasting mobile platform which delivers rich content freely.



Fluc - an innovative new mobile advertising network that not only lets publishers monetize their content, but also lets mobile users opt-in to be paid to receive targeted SMS-based advertisements.

I'm sure there are other ventures which I'm not aware of. So if you think that I have missed some of them, then please let me know via comments/email and I will update this list.

Update: Few more Mobile Startups which has been brought to my attention.

Locatrix - provides mobile social networking solutions for deployment by network operators and location-based services to corporate customers and application solution providers. It uses location to create and shape mobile content experiences that engage subscribers and generate ARPU. This is the engine beneath Telstra’s (Sensis) Whereis Everyone.


Momentumgroup - Mobile Video streaming with live wireless video streaming over the Internet, delivering virtual communication solutions across many different industries – from getting real-time video of life-threatening emergency situations, to streaming educational sessions into classrooms.
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iVolve - an innovative technology company providing intelligent wireless solutions for mobile networks in Transport, Construction & Mining sites for GPS/Collision avoidance.


2nd Update : Few more Mobile Startups which has been mentioned in Comments
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

LoopMobile is an emerging mobile company - http://www.loopmobilelimited.com/

Sri said...

Hi Vishal,

Nice coverage. Id like to volunteer another one - Xumii

www.xumii.com

Cheers
Sri

Anonymous said...

One more to add - http://www.mcommstv.com

Anonymous said...

SMSPup Mobile - http://www.smspupmobile.com.au/

Anonymous said...

Good work on the list.. It'd be nice to know where all these guys got their funding and what loo-paper business plans there are out there *LOL*.

Another local Navigation / Tracking / Despatch / Team networking solution : C1 Mobile.

www.c1mobile.com.au

Thanks
Chuck