Dublin tech firm Openmind named as finalist in CTIA Emerging Tech Awards

2 May 2013

Irish software company Openmind – which transmits 1bn SMS messages a day for 120 mobile carriers – has been named as a finalist in the 2013 Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards at major telecoms convention CTIA in Las Vegas.

Last month, we reported that Openmind had brought out its first consumer-facing app Dinamotxt, which allows Android tablet owners to send and receive SMS messages via their devices.

The new Dinamotxt app is built on a carrier-grade platform and is free to download from the Google Play app store.

At CTIA, Openmind will be competing against AT&T, Harman International, NTT DoCoMo and Smith Micro Software in the Mobile Apps (content, social, media and entertainment) category.

“Texting is pervasive and consumers are very concerned about the privacy and reliability of their communications,” Openmind CEO Alex Duncan said.

“Dinamotxt meets a real need in the market as we are providing a robust, secure solution that is appealing in design and built upon our widely deployed messaging platform that already powers over 1bn SMS messages every day, all over the world. We are honoured to be chosen as one of the finalists in the CTIA E-tech Awards.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years