launch of Future Platforms, a new Internet services agency, is announced today.
Based from offices in central Brighton, the company will support its clients in
the development of consumer Internet services deployed across emerging
technology platforms such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants, digital
television, web-enabled games consoles and set-top boxes.
Platforms has been established by Tom Hume, who previously founded and ran GT
Unwired, the wireless specialist unit of Good Technology, and Jay Gooby,
formerly Senior Developer at interface design specialists Tui.
spent the last five years honing our skills in delivering solid web, wireless,
and digital TV applications for blue chip and entertainment industry clients,
but in the last 18 months there has been a huge increase in the diversity of
Internet-connected devices. We believe there is a massive as yet untapped
opportunity for an agency which will specialise in multi-platform delivery of
content and services”, explained Tom Hume.
Initial support has been provided by
investment from Richard Davies, managing director of Good Technology, and Neil
Aberdeen, managing director of Tui, alongside other angel investors.
"Having worked together closely
with them over the last five years, our investment in Future Platforms is an
ideal way for us to continue to benefit from the unique set of skills they have
developed, and retain an involvement in what we believe will be a massive area
of growth over the coming years", said Richard Davies.
Platforms has already delivered its first project: a Palm tool for DJs developed
Phillips, CEO of iCrunch.com, commented "Companies such as iCrunch must
offer their services to customers across an increasingly diverse range of
devices. Future Platforms will provide us with critical expertise and resources
necessary to extend iCrunch's reach across a number of emerging technologies and
deliver iCrunch to our customers anytime, anywhere."
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