Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mob4Hire turns 20,000

20,000 testers, that is. In 105 countries on 330 carriers! We had a news conference yesterday to announce it ... old school traditional media like TV and papers along with blogosphere (e.g. "Mob4Hire doubles testing community in four months" Techvibes) and Tweeting. Thanks to Calgary Technologies Inc in Calgary for hosting the event in their space ... they are doing great things for the bursting high-tech scene.

Click here for press release.

Got a nice writeup in the Calgary Herald, the local paper where we live: "mob4hire Ceo stephen King, left, and paul poutanen, president and founder, use crowd sourcing to recruit people to test applications for mobile devices such as the iphone and blackberry. Photograph by: Dean Bicknell, Calgary Herald, Calgary Herald"

Thank you to all the testers in our community who make Mob4Hire what it is; your excellent work providing testing and usability services to Mobile Developers around the world is helping make mobile software better. As you can see from our prior blogposts, we're spreading the word in the mobile developer community ... so be ready for lots more projects!

Trust in the Mob!

Stephen King,
CEO, Mob4Hire

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mob4Hire at Banff Venture Forum, CTIA San Diego and Motorola MotoDev Summit

Preparations are underway for an exciting beginning of October for Mob4Hire ... come and say hi if you're coming to any of these events!

On the 1st and 2nd, we're one of the 35 select companies who are presenting at the Banff Venture Forum.

Then, we're winging our way to CTIA Wireless I.T. and Entertainment 2009 in San Diego on Oct 7 through 9th.

Our booth # is 106, just across from the WIP booth in the Developer Pavilion. We're excited to be presenting the next generation platform of Mob4Hire!

But, before we get on the floor at CTIA, we're spending October 6th at the Motorola MotoDev Summit at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego. Motorola has been a good partner, and we're super excited to be involved as they launch their new handsets, including the Android Based Cliq.

We'll see you there (and there and there)!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Stephen King to speak at Blackberry Developer Conference

Mob4Hire CEO, Stephen King, is pleased to be selected to speak at the Blackberry Developer Conference in San Francisco on November 9-12, 2009. His session COM15 is titled "User Feedback Techniques to Make Great Mobile Software."

"69% of mobile users discover apps based on top store rankings, user reviews and recommendations from friends. Great software is your best marketing strategy. In order to make great software, you need to include user feedback in the development process, during the alpha cycle to optimize the user experience, during beta testing and post release to assess the application in real-world situations. This session will look at two software product feedback techniques: Townhalls and Customer Loyalty 2.0. Users will come away with ideas for gaining the best sources of end user impressions of their applications."

We're happy to going down to the conference with another Calgary success story,, who is the Gold Sponsor of the Blackberry Developer Conference (they've got a fantastic product, "Velocity" that allows for rapid development on the Blackberry platform).

Friday, September 4, 2009

John Carpenter from Mob4Hire to speak at "Wavefront presents NAVTEQ"

Mob4Hire's intrepid CTO, John Carpenter will be sharing the stage when Mob4Hire partners Wavefront and NAVTEQ come to Calgary to present "How to Drive Development and Visibility of Your Innovative Location Based Apps" (a.k.a. LBS apps are cool). John will be explaining how testing and deploying LBS apps differs versus standard mobile apps and requires a whole new approach.

Sept. 16, from 8:00 am to 10:30 am at the Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel, Sheraton East Room, 2620 32 Ave NE, Calgary, AB. Click here to register.