The Greater Boston Mobile Technology Cluster

12/22/08Follow @wroush

Though we in Boston can’t claim to host a major handset maker like Nokia or Motorola or a major wireless carrier like Verizon or AT&T, the New England area is nonetheless one of the world capitals of the mobile business. As Xconomy’s lead infotech writer for the East Coast, I spend at least a quarter of my time writing about mobile technology. And even after a year and a half on the job, I’ve only scratched the surface of the mobile ecosystem around town, which boasts more than 150 companies, from mobile advertising and marketing firms to applications developers to hard-core infrastructure technology companies.

We figured it was high time that we assembled a list of local mobile companies, similar to our previous cluster stories like Boston: The Hidden Hub of Music and Technology, the Greater Boston Internet Video Cluster, We, Robot: The Greater Boston Robotics Cluster, the Boston Health 2.0 Cluster, the Boston and Seattle iPhone Apps Catalog, and the Greater Boston Innovation Map.

Many thanks to Kate Imbach of Skyhook Wireless and Mobile Monday Boston, who generously shared the Mobile Monday membership spreadsheet on which we based our own list. We’ve played around liberally with the categories in the Mobile Monday rundown. Of course, any errors and omissions in the lists below are our responsibility, not Kate’s or Mobile Monday’s.

We’ve enhanced the list with links to previous Xconomy stories about each company, where available. We restricted the list to companies verifiably based in New England (meaning we left out companies whose websites didn’t list an address), and we didn’t include companies that are still in stealth mode. In some cases we included companies whose main business relates to land-line networking or telephony but which have mobile technologies or operations.

As always, our industry cluster lists are works in progress. If you spot a mistake in this list or you know of a company that should be added, please write to us at editors@xconomy.com.

To browse the list, continue to the next page, or pick a category:

Advertising

Applications and Content

Enterprise

Hardware and Infrastructure

Location-Based Services

Mobile Marketing

Mobile Search

Advertising

Action Engine, Boston

AdME, Somerville, MA [story, story]

ChoiceStream, Cambridge, MA [story]

Mobixell, Wellesley, MA

Nextcode, Concord, MA

Nokia Interactive Advertising, Boston

Nuovomedia, Boston

Quattro Wireless, Waltham, MA [story, story]

Third Screen Media, Boston [story, story, story]

Valassis, Windsor, CT

Vazion, Boston

VoodooVox, North Adams, MA [story]

Applications and Content

Adva Mobile, Wayland, MA

AllFocus, Boston

Aylus, Westford, MA

Azuki Systems, Acton, MA [story, story]

BiteMobile, Needham, MA

Buzzwire, Bedford, MA [story, story, story, story, story]

Char Software, Boston

Connected Bits, Nashua, NH

Cyphermint, Marlborough, MA

EnvIO Networks, Andover, MA [story, story]

Everypoint, Boston [story]

Extension Engine, North Andover, MA

FitnessKeeper, Boston

Fnsys, Boston

Foneshow, Portland, ME [story]

Funmobile, Boston

Geezeo, Hartford, CT [story, story, story, story]

Global Logic, Marlborough, MA

Go2Media, Boston

Hooken Mobile, Needham, MA

Incelligence, Holliston, MA

JM Software, Lowell, MA

KMDM, Lincoln, MA

Kratylos Technologies, Arlington, MA

Lynx, Lowell, MA

mAccent

Max Media, Arlington, MA

mJetz, Auburndale, MA

Mobicious, Needham, MA [story, story, story]

Moborazzi, Chelmsford, MA [story]

MocoSpace, Boston [story, story, story]

MoFuse, Providence, RI [story]

Monitise Americas, Providence, RI

More Magic Solutions, Newton, MA

Movik Networks, Littleton, MA

mSalus, Shrewsbury, MA

Navee Technologies, Braintree, MA

Nuance Communications, Burlington, MA [multiple stories]

OnePIN, Westborough, MA

Onset Technology, Waltham, MA

OpenWave, Burlington, MA

Oxy Systems, Cambridge, MA

Padpaw, Chelmsford, MA [story]

Pangea Media, Watertown, MA [story]

Plum, Cambridge, MA

Pyxis Mobile, Waltham, MA

Raizlabs, Boston [story, story, story]

Rave Wireless, Framingham, MA [story]

RPM Communications, Maynard, MA [story, story]

SafetyNet, Dracut, MA

SilverWARE, Sudbury, MA

Skyward Innovations, Stratham, NH [story]

Skyward Mobile, Wakefield, MA

SoundBite Communications, Bedford, MA [story, story, story]

SpotScout, Boston [story, story]

Survoi, Auburndale, MA

SQGO, Lancaster, MA

Teradyne, North Reading, MA [story, story]

Treedia, Cambridge, MA

Untravel Media, Boston [story]

Urban Interactive, Somerville, MA [story, story]

Valid8, Woburn, MA

Vlingo, Cambridge, MA [multiple stories]

Warelex, Brookline, MA

WonderWarp, Cambridge, MA

Enterprise

Counterpath, Charlestown, MA

Enterprise Mobile, Watertown, MA [story]

Internoded, Waltham, MA

Logmein, Woburn, MA [story, story, story]

One Communications, Waltham, MA

Quantia Communications, Newton, MA

Vaultus Mobile, Boston [story, story, story, story]

Hardware and Infrastructure

Acme Packet, Burlington, MA

Aerva, Cambridge, MA [story, story]

AirPrint Networks, Waltham, MA

AirSprite Technologies, Marlborough, MA

Airvana, Chelmsford, MA

Ambient Devices, Cambridge, MA [story, story, story]

Analog Devices, Norwood, MA [story, story]

Asymatos, Brighton, MA

Azimuth Systems, Acton, MA

Bluesocket, Burlington, MA

Cartiza Networks, Littleton, MA

Colubris Networks, Waltham, MA

Crosscountry-Auto, Medford, MA

Danger (Microsoft), Billerica, MA

Digit Wireless, Burlington, MA [story]

1st Works, Norfolk, MA

GeoPheonix, Cambridge, MA

Global Telebrokers, New Bedford, MA

Google, Cambridge, MA [multiple stories]

Isabella Products, Concord, MA

iSkoot, Cambridge, MA [story]

HummingBytes, Ashland, CA

MobileSphere/Slydial, Boston [story, story, story]

NMS Communications, Framingham, MA [story, story, story]

Optasite, Westborough, MA

Project-A-Phone, Concord, MA

Starent Networks, Tewksbury, MA [story]

Tatara Systems, Acton, MA [story]

uReach Technologies, Andover, MA

Vanu, Cambridge, MA [story, story]

Zeetoo, Chelmsford, MA

Location-Based Services

Autodesk, Waltham, MA [story]

LocaModa, Cambridge, MA [multiple stories]

ProxPro, Weston, MA

SCVNGR, Boston [story, story]

Skyhook Wireless, Boston [multiple stories]

TeleAtlas, Lebanon, NH

uLocate, Boston [multiple stories]

Mobile Marketing

Airwide Solutions, Burlington, MA

ANAM Mobile, Boston

Authentic Mobile, Boston

Celtra, Cambridge, MA

Cielo Group, Wellesley, MA

CodeBroker, Belmont, MA

G8Wave, Boston

Interactive Mobile Marketing, Reading, MA

Liquid Wireless, Boston

LiveWire Mobile, Littleton, MA [story, story]

Modiv Media, Quincy, MA

mStyle, Boston

Nellymoser, Arlington, MA [story, story]

Skycore, Boston

211me, Westborough, MA

Unwired Appeal, Boston

Velti, Boston

Mobile Search

Jumptap, Cambridge, MA [story, story, story, story]

Mobegic, Lexington, MA

Mobleo, Chelmsford, MA [story]

MoBot, Lexington, MA

Veveo, Andover, MA [multiple stories]

Wade Roush is a contributing editor at Xconomy. Follow @wroush

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