Wireless Innovators Recognized Along With Release of 2013 Mobile Year in Review Video
(Washington, DC) – Last night, Mobile Future announced the winners of its mobile innovation competition, The Mobileys.
The Mobileys helps to shine a spotlight on early-stage wireless innovations designed to make the world a better place. Applications for The Mobileys came from innovators across the nation, all who are using mobile in ways that could change the world: An app that amplifies the performance and effectiveness of first responders. An interface that makes driving safer and drivers less distracted. An early learning mobile app for young children developed by top literacy experts. These are The Mobileys winners:
- 1st Place: Page-Out; Wichita, KS
- 2nd Place:HeadsUP!; Washington, DC
- 3rd Place: Learn with Homer; Brooklyn, NY
- Popular Vote, the “People’s Choice Award”: INRFOOD, Raleigh, NC
While in Washington this week to accept their awards, and checks from a $20,000 prize pool, the winners also met with officials at the White House and at the FCC to discuss their innovations.
Along with celebrating these inspirational products, Mobile Future released the 2013 Mobile Year in Review video capturing the groundbreaking milestones from a year of wireless transformation that once again exceeded all expectations.
Among the highlights:
- Global mobile data traffic almost doubled
- 88% of us use our mobile devices while watching TV
- 21 U.S. companies now offer 4G/LTE service
- For the first time ever, tablets out sold desktops and laptops
- “Tweet” is now a word in the dictionary
“Mobile connectivity is clearly transforming our world and, as The Mobileys shows, the wireless revolution is equipping us with groundbreaking tools to meet virtually every challenge,” said Mobile Future Chair Jonathan Spalter. “With sharply increasing consumer demand for wireless, 2013 showed growth in mobile data usage as well as significant investment in faster networks to keep pace with consumers. There is tremendous opportunity still ahead and with the right policy climate in place, 2014 is sure to make even greater progress toward a bright mobile future.”