Monday, November 24, 2008

Mob4Hire starts Developer and Tester Community Survey


Over the next few weeks, we'll be sending surveys to both our Developer and Tester communities.

As a mobile developer, how you test and what you need from Mob4Hire is very important to both your future testing success, as well as how we guide the development of our Mob4Hire community. Click here to take the developer survey.

As a tester, we want to make sure you can easily understand and execute test plans, and provide good results to the developers. And, of course, make sure you are paid appropriately for your time!

And, while helping shape the community that is changing the way mobile application developers test (making it less expensive and faster!) should be reward enough, there’s nothing like a couple contest prizes to give you a bit more incentive.

Details coming (and thanks in advance for your support!).

Trust in the Mob,


Friday, November 21, 2008

Mob4Hire Appoints Stephen King as CEO

After a couple "sipping from the firehose" weeks in my new job as Mob4Hire CEO, we decided to start this blog, and what better way to start it than my official announcement as CEO of The press release hit the wire yesterday, and the auto-blogbots went to work and posted my announcement all around the place. This is my favorite:


Anyhoo, this blog is about ... an online mobile application testing and market research community. Most of the team will be posting here over time about stuff that's going on. We took a bit of time to backdate some of the more important post's at the Mob, like our O2 contract. If you so desire, you can subscribe to the RSS feed on the right.

I'll exit this inaugural post with 5 words posted in my office to inspire my day:
Passion, Persistence, Performance, Purpose, Play.

Thanks for reading!


Stephen King

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mob4Hire highlighted in MotoDev's Fast Track

MotoDev is Motorolla's Developer Network, and we couldn't be more happy to be a partner with them in their Fast Track program.

Read about it here:

And ... this is a good article from MotoDev's online magazine in November that explains who we are:

Friday, November 14, 2008

Mob4Hire wins Award at Under The Radar out of 400 competing companies

Calgary, Alberta, Canada—November 14, 2008—Mob4Hire Online Mobile Testing and Developer Community, today announced that it has won Under the Radar’s Audience Choice award for the "League of their Own" category at Dealmaker Media’s Under the Radar event held on November 12, 2008 in Mountain View, CA. Mob4Hire was named winner over other early stage companies based on its technology, market opportunity, and unique value proposition, by a panel of judges comprised of media; corporate development executives from leading mobile/wireless companies; VCs; and audience members.

Mob4Hire was handpicked by the Under the Radar editorial team and advisory board based on its review of over 400 companies in this space. A total of 33 companies presented at Under the Radar.

Participants hailed from Verizon, Motorola, QUALCOMM, Microsoft, CBS Interactive, T-Mobile, BlueRun Ventures, KPCB’s iFund, VentureBeat, AT&T and many other leading players in the industry.

“The standard of presentations was extremely high. These are the companies which are truly innovating and getting rapid traction in the enterprise space,” said Debbie Landa, CEO of Dealmaker Media “These emerging companies are the ones to watch and most likely to enjoy breakout success.”

Stephen King, CEO of Mob4Hire, says "Paul [Poutenan, President] and I both agree that the Under the Radar conference was run really well, and it was very valuable to us especially from a networking perspective. Getting the award was very cool ... we appreciate the recognition that our business is an innovative and unique way of solving a real big problem ... as corny as it sounds, we're gonna put it on our shelf."

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mob4Hire to Power O2 Litmus Crowd Sourced Application Testing and Market Research

We got quite a bit of mileage from our press release regarding our contract with O2 Litmus in the U.K. ... we're the testing community backbone of their new Developer Network. Read the press release.

Interestingly, the press release in conjunction with our trip to present at the Mobile 2.0 conference in San Francisco gave us our highest traffic day yet on the website. :)