Belfast firm JamPot wins Microsoft European tech start-up award

8 Jun 2012

(From left) Michael Barr (COO, Jampot), James Scott (CEO, Jampot), Josh Holmes (tech evangelist, Microsoft), Andy McCartney (CTO, Jampot) and David Douglas, (coding ninja, Jampot)

Belfast-based JamPot Technologies, the company behind, has been named as The People’s Choice European Tech Start-up 2012 at the Microsoft BizSpark European Summit in London.

JamPot was awarded the title having seen off competition from 14 finalists from around Europe.

JamPot’s technology TheAppBuilder has been used to create more than 25,000 mobile apps within three months of launch.

Using the technology, any business or organisation can create their own high-quality, low-cost mobile phone app that can be used by users of any device, including the iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, and Android phones.

Taking the app market by storm

JamPot launched at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, in February. Now, with more than 70pc of JamPot’s customers from North America and the rest from all four corners of the globe, TheAppBuilder looks to be taking the self-service app market by storm.

“Many organisations can be overwhelmed by the cost, time and technical knowledge traditionally required to create and set an app live, but TheAppBuilder is ripping up these rules and establishing a new affordable and accessible standard in mobile communication,” JamPot’s CEO James Scott explained.

“We are so committed to this vision that we even provide users with a free trial, so that they can preview their app on their phones at absolutely no cost.”

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