Microsoft lists Belfast app firm JamPot among Europe’s top start-ups

24 May 2012

(From left) Michael Barr (JamPot), James Scott (CEO, JamPot), David Douglas (JamPot), Josh Holmes (Microsoft), Andy McCartney (JamPot)

Belfast start-up JamPot is among 15 companies across Europe vying to be named Europe’s top start-up company as part of the Microsoft BizSpark European Summit in London.

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.

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.”

Make JamPot the People’s Choice

In addition to the hunt for Europe’s top start-up, Microsoft has also launched a People’s Choice Award in which members of the public can also vote for their favourite start-up.

To vote for JamPot, visit the Microsoft voting site before 7 June and register your vote with one click of the ‘Like’ button.

“This gives us another opportunity to come away a top prize,” said Scott. “We’d love it if the Irish public could get behind us by voting and help to show the world what great entrepreneurial tech is coming out of our local industry.”

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