The Xconomy Mobile Innovation Showcase

3/31/09Follow @wroush

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Pongr LogoPongr
Boston, MA

Pongr is a mobile search company focusing on consumer shopping. The company offers a variety of mobile applications and touch-points that leverage its back-end systems experience in image search and text search. For mobile shoppers, Pongr provides a fun, easy service that handles product search, price look-up, store location, and sharing items with friends on social networks. For brands and advertisers, Pongr provides turnkey mobile marketing solutions that include analytics, highly targeted mobile ads, print media interaction, and more. Pongr is at the forefront of the next generation of mobile search technology, and offers a unique value proposition for carriers, device makers, advertisers, users, and retailers.

Sample screenshots:

Pongr, Step 1: Take a Picture Pongr, Step 2: Send to Pongr Pongr, Step 3: Pongr Results

Company video:


Pyxis Mobile LogoPyxis Mobile
Waltham, MA

Pyxis Mobile is the leading provider of innovative wireless applications that drive productivity and accelerate growth. Pyxis Mobile provides a collection of award-winning wireless business applications, a library of exclusive third-party content, and a best-in-class Application Studio that empowers the creation of highly specialized mobility configurations to fit any need. To date, Pyxis Mobile applications are in use at over 200 firms including 28 of the top 50 global asset managers and 6 of the top 15 “Fortune 500.” Pyxis Mobile’s customer list includes such companies as AIM, Blackstone Group, Deutsche Asset Management, Pioneer, Manulife, New York Life Investment, AXA Financial, Henderson Global, Sun Life Financial, and OppenheimerFunds.

Left Screenshot (below)—Advisor Dashboard: Pyxis Mobile for Financial Advisors brings together the most important data from across the advisor’s desktop to create a completely mobile experience for managing clients’ portfolios.

Middle Screenshot—Real Estate Sales: Pyxis Mobile’s platform, along with their Application Studio, allow the configuration of complex, multi-user applications quickly, without the need for code development.

Right Screenshot—Exploding Rows: Pyxis Mobile makes the most of the smartphone’s features and functionality by allowing integration with GPS, the camera, the phone, and other features.

Pyxis Mobile Advisor Dashboard Pyxis Mobile Real Estate Dashboard Pyxis Mobile Exploding Rows

Company video:


Pyxis Mobile Commercial for Microsoft Event from Pyxis Mobile on Vimeo.


Quattro Wireless LogoQuattro Wireless

Quattro Wireless, mobile’s largest premium publisher network, leverages sophisticated technology and exclusive premier partnerships to create unrivaled reach, consumer engagement and efficiency for today’s marketers and advertisers. Quattro is dedicated to delivering service excellence and turnkey solutions to optimize digital performance across all channels (mobile web, SMS, applications, video) and platforms (iPhone, Blackberry, Android and Symbian). Fortune 500 brands and direct marketing leaders seek Quattro’s global reach, dynamic targeting, advertising innovation and transparent practice. Category-leading publishers leverage Quattro’s proprietary platform to realize the economic power of the mobile web.

Quick facts on Quattro Wireless:

  • Mobile’s largest exclusive and premium publisher partner network
  • Thousands of Publishers and Advertisers from Fortune 500 brands and leading Direct Marketers
  • 25 million average monthly unique users on the network
  • Billions of quality impressions served globally across mobile web, in-application and video
  • Mobile’s only fully transparent network
  • Industry leading predictive mobile targeting technology

Sample screenshots of Quattro Wireless iPhone Ad Units:

Quattro Click-to-iTunes ad Quattro Click-to-App Store ad Quattro In-App Banner Ad

Xconomy coverage: Quattro Wireless Hits “Hockey Stick” Growth, Raises Additional $10 Million, 3/16/09

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

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