ME launches search for UK’s top mobile firms

Every week seems to bring news of some new list of digital ‘ones to watch’. But so far, no one has sought to find the best in purely mobile media.

Mobile Entertainment and its partner O2 BlueVia are perfectly positioned to oversee such a quest.

And with so much creativity being unleashed around mobile social media, gaming, payments, LBS, video, music and more, now’s the time to launch it.

The Top 50 Mobile Innovators initiative is free to enter and open to any privately-owned UK-registered company active in any part of the mobile content value chain.

The final 50 will be decided by a jury of experts, and listed in August on the ME site.

There will be a reception for the finalists in September.

So we want to hear from you if your company is doing good stuff in the content space. Please send us a document (500 word max) or a link to your site straight away.

Remember, there’s no fee to enter. Send your submissions to tim.green@intentmedia.co.uk.

The aim of the project is to showcase the extraordinary energy and diversity of the UK mobile scene, which in the last few weeks alone saw Brit firms TweetDeck and Wonderland sold to Twitter and Zynga respectively.

Tim Green, executive editor of Mobile Entertainment, said: "This small island has always punched above its weight in creative industries. We’ve done it in music and games, and now we’re doing it in mobile.

"It’s great to be able to celebrate this via the ME Top 50 Mobile Innovators project.

"I’m looking forward to being reminded of all the great work being done by companies we know, and learning more about those we don’t."

James Parton, head of BlueVia marketing, said: "At BlueVia we have very close links to the UK mobile developer community, so we know how vibrant it is right now.

"It’s high time the creativity of ‘UK mobile’ was recognised, and I’m delighted to support ME in its Top 50 Mobile Innovators quest."

BlueVia is the new developer platform from Telefonica that enables developers to enhance their apps and services by plugging in network APIs, and offering risk free revenue share business models.

It currently offers access to more than 150 million Telefonica customers in seven countries, with more coming soon. See www.bluevia.com for more information and follow @bluevia on Twitter.

ME will announce further supporters of the Top 50 Mobile Innovators project in the coming weeks.

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please email katy.grant@intentmedia.co.uk or call 01992 535647.