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by Laura Lorek, SiliconHillsNews
At the Starbucks across the street from Rackspace, Stacey Zuniga, a founder of Unwired Nation, last Friday talked about the company’s latest partnership. “We’re here to enable the enablers,” Zuniga said.
Austin-based Unwired Nation creates a mobile app platform for companies. It recently joined the Rackspace Partner Program to offer mobile apps as a service to select Rackspace customers.
Zuniga was on his way to a meeting with Andrew Schroepfer, vice president of enterprise strategy at Rackspace, at its San Antonio headquarters, to talk about the program.
Every company wants a mobile app for its business, Zuniga said. Unwired Nation can deliver uniquely branded apps quickly and cheaply, he said.
The problem is that for many large companies like car dealerships or pharmacies, it’s difficult for them to offer their customers a mobile version of … Read More »
Mobile Apps as a Service Provider Hosted with Rackspace to Help SaaS Customers Deliver Native Mobile Apps from Their Cloud
Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 20, 2012
Unwired Nation, the mobile-apps-as-a-service company, today announced it has joined the Rackspace Partner Program to help its SaaS customers deliver native mobile applications. Unwired Nation offers a great value-add to the thousands of SaaS companies who are today faced with the challenge of providing native mobile applications to the hundreds or thousands of customers that leverage their SaaS offering under each customer’s brand. Unwired Nation’s technology and services solve this multi-brand mobile app problem with a fast, repeatable, affordable process to move any web application to cross platform mobile apps, removing the complexities of the web-to-mobile-app transition for SaaS providers.
“Unwired Nation’s platform and services offer SaaS customers a path to mobile for their own customers that … Read More »
Two years after recapitalizing, local software developer Unwired Nation Inc. is refashioning its business model for the mobile market.
The Austin-based company, founded in 2004, was initially designed to automate notifying customers by telephone. The new strategy is to market an online tool called Kinita that’s designed to convert Web pages to most smartphone platforms.
Shifting Unwired Nation’s focus, however, took some financial and technological creativity. Four groups of investors have invested $8.2 million in the company since it was launched, and most of them wanted to cash out after a bid by a publicly traded company to acquire Unwired Nation fell through in 2008.
So CEO Eric Smith, with backing from Houston-based venture capital firm DFJ Mercury, bought it back by restructuring debt agreements with the initial investors. He’s now looking to raise $1.5 million in expansion capital from angel investors and … Read More »
Unwired Nation Continues Growth into New Markets with ethosIQ, a Leading Genesys and Avaya Solutions Provider
Mobile platform provider Unwired Nation today announced the addition of ethosIQ to its roster of certified mobile solutions providers. ethosIQ, a Houston-based software solutions provider, plans to leverage Unwired Nation’s Kinita platform and services to address huge opportunities for mobile applications in a number of enterprise verticals, including field service organizations, financial service companies and utilities. Partners like ethosIQ help accelerate the rapid growth Unwired Nation is experiencing as the Mobile-Apps-as-a-Service company continues to help a wide range of companies, including through a growing list of certified partners, take their businesses mobile.
A licensed Genesys and Avaya solutions provider, ethosIQ focuses on a wide variety of enterprise verticals, extending mobile value such as:
Field Service organizations that have a requirement to dispatch personnel to customer sites can now empower their customers and mobile workforces with efficient tools. Optimization of field service operations to control costs … Read More »
Austin Technology Incubator alum Unwired Nation Inc. is solidifying its place in the burgeoning Mobile-Apps-As-A-Service market.
The startup — which sells an online tool designed to convert Web pages to most smartphone platforms — snagged an agreement with Houston-based ethosIQ as its newest certified mobile solutions provider. The company will used Unwired’s Kinita platform to garner and accelerate deals with field service organizations, financial firms and utilities.
The deal is the latest in efforts to refashion the company. Founded in 2004, last year executives wisely changed strategies from automated phone notifications to the Kinita platform. The company had raised $8.2 million from investors that wanted to cash out after an acquisition bid fell through. Clickhere to read an Austin Business Journalstory on successful efforts to reform the business.
CHICAGO, Oct. 11, 2011 –
Q2ebanking a provider of premier electronic banking solutions for community-focused financial institutions across the U.S., announced today that it has expanded its mobile banking solution, Q2mobile, enabling financial institutions to reach retail and business customers via multiple mobile channels and devices. Q2ebanking is making the announcement at BAI Retail Delivery, where they will demo the e-banking full platform at the mobile banking showcase, booth #2206.
More than 300 financial institutions clients have selected Q2ebanking’s secure electronic banking platform to deliver online, mobile and voice banking solutions for consumers and businesses. As part of the platform, Q2mobile enables easy access to banking transactions for both retail and business needs and offers a simple, cost-effective way to deliver quality mobile banking services without increasing operational complexity.
Q2ebanking partnered with Austin, Texas-based Unwired Nation, a mobile-apps-as-a-service company, to expand its ability … Read More »
Christopher Calnan Staff Writer - Austin Business Journal
One year after shifting its business model, software developer Unwired Nation Inc. is bringing in the capital and the talent to see it through an expansion.
The Austin-based company, founded in 2004, was initially set up to automate a company’s telephone calls to customers. It has since developed an online tool called Kinita that converts Web pages to most smartphone platforms.
In December, Unwired Nation received $1 million of a planned $6.5 million financing from 15 investors, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. It also hired a group of veteran tech executives, such as former venture capitalist Jay Holtz as chief operating officer and former Cedar Point Communications Inc. executive Steve Hencinski as senior sales executive.
The build out is happening just as tablet devices … Read More »
By Lori Hawkins
Eighteen months after changing its business focus, Austin software maker Unwired Nation has raised $6.5 million for expansion in the mobile market.
The company, founded in 2004, originally developed software that let companies automate their telephone calls to customers. For instance, it teamed with eBay in 2006 to send auction and bidding activity by phone calls to customers in North America.
But in 2009, Unwired Nation shifted away from that model, which had been slow to take off, to focus on the surging mobile app market.
The following year, the company launched its Mobile Cloud Platform, which lets customers convert Web pages to apps for most smartphone platforms. Unwired Nation targets software companies that need to convert their Web applications to run on iPhones, Android devices and tablet computers.
“A single company can have … Read More »
Unwired Nation Closes 2011 With Huge Momentum: $6.5 Million Funding, Executive Additions, Office and Employee Growth
Cloud-based Mobile Platform Moves Beyond Tool-Centric Approach for Businesses With Customers That Now Demand Uniquely Branded Native Mobile Applications
Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 03, 2012
As 2011 winds down, Unwired Nation, the Mobile-Apps-As-A-Service company, recaps its biggest year yet, with momentum across all business fronts: customers, partners, solutions, leadership, staff and funding. Highlighted by a $6.5 million round of funding, Unwired Nation’s milestones also include a move into new, expanded office space, four key additions to its executive team, and establishing strong relationships with customers in many different industries, standouts being pharmacy industry leaders VoiceTech and VoicePort, and financial services innovator, Q2ebanking.
“Today having a mobile presence, being able to conduct business and interact with customers via mobile devices, whether smart phones or tablets, is absolutely, 100% tablestakes,” said Eric Smith, Unwired Nation CEO and co-founder. “The Unwired Nation Platform goes beyond the … Read More »