A Gathering of Seattle’s Great Mobile Minds

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Last night WhitePages hosted our first annual Seattle Mobile VIP bringing together some of the area’s mobile heavyweights into one room. This event was born out of a need to bring greater connectivity to Seattle’s mobile tech companies and introduce our guests of honor - Sprint – to the breadth and depth of our city’s mobile solutions.

We heard great demos from a slew of Seattle area tech companies who innovate from two main fronts: the need to use mobile to make our lives better and the need to enable business models.

Companies like Glympse, Mindbloom, INRIX, Cozi, Uber, PetHub, Zillow, GameHouse, Zapd, Big Fish Games and Rhapsody see the great potential mobile technologies have in keeping us organized, efficient, motivated and entertained. They are also taking great leaps forward to both bridge the gap between mobile and desktop to make our lives infinitely more seamless, and to make mobile an even more relevant part of our lives.

On the other hand, companies like Sprint, Hipcricket, FLK, MobileDevHQ, Buck and Zumobi focus on innovative ways to grow the mobile industry and help both mobile and brick-and-mortar companies effectively monetize. Their solutions, such as rich ad integration, mobile payments, mobile couponing and app store optimization, ensure the mobile industry will keep its position as the fastest growing industry on the planet for years to come.

By the end of the day it was clear that the mobile community is inherently symbiotic. And by working together to share ideas and integrate products, we will further unleash the potential of mobile in ways we can’t yet imagine.

On behalf of the WhitePages team, we’d like to thank all the companies who participated in last night’s event and wish them the greatest success in the future!

Jeremy Wacksman, VP of Marketing at Zillow, giving a demo

Cocktail hour and mingling following the event

Bryan Trussel, CEO of Glympse, giving a demo

Mark Keeney and Brian McGarvey of Rhapsody International giving a demo

Brent Poole, CEO of Mindbloom, explaining his life gamification app

Our very own Lori Roth giving the low down on WhitePages' mobile products

Charles Yu of FLK giving a demo of their mobile couponing solution

Holly Mesrobian, CTO of Cozi Group, listens intently as Ian Sefferman tells us about MobileDevHQ

by Suryn Longbotham

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