Mobile market heating-up
Research and analysis firm IDC Canada recently identified 10 Canadian Mobile and Wireless companies to watch. These are 10 companies that are innovating and developing promising technology in this hot market.
Learn more about these 10 companies to watch in our CDN slideshow.
by Jeff Jedras, CDN
A Toronto-based mobile marketing software company, Adenyo is a full-solution mobile marketing and media provider that provides solutions to support mobile marketing campaigns, including interactive texting, mobile apps and widgets, and facilitating mobile micropayments.
Boasting an impressive array of Canadian and international clients, Adenyo’s successes include developing an interactive voice response and a short message system (SMS) platform to support mobile voting for the CBC’s Kraft Hockeyville 2009 series.
Adenyo has offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Dallas and France, along with its Toronto headquarters.
Learn more at www.adenyo.com.
Clip Mobile wants to marry coupons and savings opportunities with your mobile device’s location tracking capability.
An interactive mobile marketing firm located in Toronto, Clip works with merchants to deliver savings opportunities directly to the smartphones of interested shoppers in the area who have choosen to use the service. Users download the app, find a local coupon they want to use, and the merchant scans it at the check-out.
Microsoft Canada veterans Ryan Dochuk and Elizabeth Caley are the founders of Common Enterprise, a Toronto start-up that wants to help consumers and producers, and do it sunstainably.
The company sees helping consumers track the products they own, find the owners manual, and even dispose of them safelty at end of live, all from their smartphone. For producers and marketers, it would help maintain a relationship with those consumers long after product purchase.
Although based in Toronto, this mobility and wireless company has its focus on emerging markets such as India. Jigsee sees a great opportunity to provide enterprise VOD solutions to Mobile Service Providers in emerging markets.
Jigsee uses its proprietary rich media transport to deliver long-form and live video content to common phones over the existing wireless infrastructure in markets such as India. President and co-founder Ray Newal envisions a world in which even the rural citizens of developing countries have ubiquitous access to rich-media.
Where mobility and smart energy collide is MMB Research, a Toronto-based engineering firm. With expertise and experience in wireless, embedded, and Smart Energy technologies, MMB seeks to accelerate the adoption of Smart Energy technology by creating software, tools and services that help bring smart energy solutions to market.
In support of the ZigBee Smart Energy specification, MMB has developed RapidSE. It’s a family of Smart Energy hardware and software that allows mobile device developers to get their devices energy efficient more quickly.
Montreal’s Neuralitic Systems is a provider of mobile data intelligence solutions for mobile operators. Its mission is to help mobile operators understand subscriber behaviours that influence data service adoption, so they can improve marketing initiatives aimed at subscriber acquisition, conversion and retention.
Neuralitic’s flagship product is SevenFlow, and is designed to help mobile operators optimize marketing initiatives by providing a sophisticated analysis of network, applications and content usage patterns by extracting subscriber and usage data from a wireless network.
As a Toronto-based mobile publishing solutions provider, Polar Mobile’s “Smart” content and advertising platform helps publishers and advertisers monetize on digial media over handheld devices.
Polar Mobile has also developed mobile apps for a number of major brands, including Sports Illustrated, Sportsnet.ca, Time, CNN Money and the Toronto Maple Leafs, and on platforms including Google Android, Apple iPhone and the BlackBerry.
QuickPlay Media works with mobile service providers, TV service providers, networks and studios to help them distribute premium video content to mobile devices.
The Toronto-based company already powers mobile TV and video services for 14 major mobile operators in North America and Europe, providing both live and on-demand content from over 150 media copanies.
Ottawa’s Seregon Solutions is a provider of Mobile Enterprise Application Platform software. Seregon’s experience in developing access solutions for wireless handheld devices resulted in the creation of the Seregon Mobile Application Platform.
The platform enables ISVs and developers of custom applications to develop mobile access solutions for their applications more easily, and is used by customers that include J.P. Morgan, Dow Jones, MDS Nordion, and government agencies.
With its headquarters in Ottawa and an office in Egypt, Telepin Software is a provider of mobile transaction infrastructure software, providing mobile operators a way to control their distribution network, maximize revenues from mobile financial services, and deliver mobile financial applications.
For customers such as Wind Mobile, Telepinís Cayman Transaction Platform enables a full suite of electronic, transaction-based applications for mobile subscribers to recharge their mobile airtime without the use of physical cards or vouchers, facilitate P2P money transfers, allow for electronic bill payments, and more.