Thursday, 24 May 2012

Microsoft Names Belfast’s JamPot Technologies as One of Europe’s Top Fifteen Start-Ups





Microsoft Names Belfast’s JamPot Technologies as One of Europe’s Top Fifteen Start-Ups

Ø  JamPot pitch to judges to be named Europe’s top start-up company in London on 7thJune.
Ø  Additional ‘People’s Choice’ award launched for public voting.
Ø  JamPot’s product, TheAppBuilder, used to create more than 25,000 mobile apps in 3 months since launch.

Belfast, N. Ireland, 24 May 2012. Global software giant Microsoft has announced that JamPot Technologies, the company behind www.TheAppBuilder.com, has been selected as one of Europe’s top 15 start-ups. JamPot has been invited to the Microsoft BizSpark European Summit in London on June 7th to pitch to a panel of judges for the ultimate accolade of being named Europe’s top start-up.

In addition, Microsoft has also launched a People’s Choice Award which is an extra prize for which members of the public can vote.  James Scott, CEO of JamPot Technologies, comments “This gives us another opportunity to come away a top prize. We’d love it if the Irish public could get behind us by voting and help to show the world what great entrepreneurial tech is coming out of our local industry.”

To vote for JamPot visit the Microsoft voting site http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/NewsAndEvents/MicrosoftEuropeanBizSparkSummit/TheAppbuilder.aspx  before 7th June and register your vote with one click of the ‘Like’ button.

To be selected by Microsoft as one of the top fifteen start-ups in Europe is a major achievement for a company which only launched its flagship product,www.TheAppBuilder.com, three months ago. TheAppBuilder enables any business or organisation to create their own high quality, low cost mobile phone app that can be used by their customers on any device – including iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone.

Scott comments “The announcement by Microsoft has capped off a wonderful three months. Since launching at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, more than 25,000 apps have been created using TheAppBuilder. With over 70% of our customers from North America and the rest truly from all four corners of the globe, TheAppBuilder is taking the self-service app market by storm.

“Many organizations can be overwhelmed by the cost, time and technical knowledge traditionally required to create and set an app live, but TheAppBuilder is ripping-up these rules and establishing a new affordable and accessible standard in mobile communication. We are so committed to this vision that we even provide users with a Free Trial, so that they can preview their app on their phone at absolutely no cost.”

TheAppBuilder has been used to create more than 25,000 apps in the three months since its launch at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, JamPot was established in January 2011 and creates category-defining, customer focused, game-changing technology. The team has a wealth of experience, from research backgrounds to successful start-ups and have been responsible for a number of breakthroughs in mobile technology. As its first major project, the company has created and developed a product that allows people to build their own apps; the result is TheAppBuilder, JamPot’s flagship product.