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Vodafone invests in tomorrow's mobile internet

19 Sep 2011Technology

Runner up (€50,000 prize): ParcelGenie (UK) is the world’s first ‘Instant Gift Messaging’ service that makes giving gifts such as chocolates, wine or novelty badges to friends and family as simple and spontaneous as sending a text message to the recipient. Gifts can be selected - and the recipient notified - in seconds, with physical delivery the next day. ParcelGenie is the only service of its kind globally and is based on a highly scalable technology platform.

Runner up (€25,000 prize): Wunderlist (Germany) is the first cross-platform task and list management application to support over-the-air synchronisation across multiple devices together with free and unlimited collaboration and data sharing between multiple users.

Drawn from a field of almost 200 entries, each of the winning applications takes a complex IT or internet process and greatly simplifies it for mobile. Once widely available to smartphone users around the world, these efficient, practical services will further enhance their mobile internet experience.

Lee Epting, Director of Content Services at Vodafone Group said, "The mobile internet is transforming people's lives, and we at Vodafone are committed to stimulating both the innovation and the investment needed to keep bringing new and compelling content to our customers."

Vodafone Mobile Clicks competition is open to any start-up with a mobile site, service or application across Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. For further information, visit www.vodafonemobileclicks.com.


Notes to editors:

Previous winners and runners-up of Vodafone Mobile Clicks

2010 winner - Cardmobili www.cardmobili.com

2010 runner up -Roulette Cricket www.roulettecricket.com

2009 winner - Layar www.layar.com

About Vodafone

Vodafone is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue with approximately 382 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets as at 30 June 2011. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 40 partner networks worldwide.  For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com. For more information about the Vodafone developer programme, please visit www.developer.vodafone.com.

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