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Monday, September 19, 2011

Vodafone announces winners of Vodafone Mobile Clicks start-up competition

Vodafone has announced the winners of its Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2011 competition, which is designed to help identify and support the next generation of leaders in the global application development community.

This year’s winners are:

1st place (€150,000 prize; around £130,000): FrogTek (Spain) is a simple and intuitive point-of-sale inventory management application with the potential to transform how shopkeepers in the developing world manage their businesses. The application uses basic Android smartphone and barcode reader functionality to enable retailers to access sophisticated stock control and analysis systems, in turn maximising profitability and helping support business growth.

Runner-up (€50,000 prize): ParcelGenie (UK) is the world’s first ‘Instant Gift Messaging’ service that makes giving gifts such as chocolates, wine or novelty badges to friends and family as simple and spontaneous as sending a text message to the recipient. Gifts can be selected - and the recipient notified - in seconds, with physical delivery the next day. ParcelGenie is the only service of its kind globally and is based on a highly scalable technology platform.

Runner-up (€25,000 prize): Wunderlist (Germany) is the first cross-platform task and list management application to support over-the-air synchronisation across multiple devices together with free and unlimited collaboration and data sharing between multiple users.

Lee Epting, Director of Content Services at Vodafone Group, said “The mobile internet is transforming people’s lives, and we at Vodafone are committed to stimulating both the innovation and the investment needed to keep bringing new and compelling content to our customers.”

Last year’s winner was Cardmobili, with the UK’s Roulette Cricket voted runner-up.

We interviewed Dave Tharp, Managing Director at Roulette Cricket, after the 2010 Vodafone Mobile Clicks competition. You can listen to the full interview on our website, via iTunes or by downloading the MP3 file.
Author: The Fonecast
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