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Tom Godber

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15-Dec-2010 12:43:51

Experiences Rapidly Porting J2ME Apps to Android

Masabi has a fully integrated Android app launching early next year, with a UI carefully crafted to ...
15-Nov-2010 14:45:52

Illustrating Gartner's Q3 2010 Global Handset Shipment Report

I created a quick infographic this weekend to illustrate the trends shown in Gartner's recent Q3 ...
01-Oct-2010 13:13:01

Funding Your Startup slides from Android Developer Evening @TechHub

Ben's slides from the Android Developer Evening given a few weeks back at Old St's TechHub: View ...
23-Jul-2010 14:22:34

Passenger Focus Research Into Ticket Purchase Problems

Earlier this week Passenger Focus, the UK's official rail watchdog, released their annual Spring ...
18-May-2010 10:20:38

Masabi Signs M-Ticketing Deal with thetrainline.com

LONDON, UK – 18th May 2010 – Masabi, the developer of m-ticketing software for mass-market phones, ...
08-Mar-2010 14:39:18

Expansion time again: Calling All Server Developers and Sysadmins

Masabi are currently on the lookout for a server developer to join our team working from our London ...
22-Oct-2009 15:19:11

NFC Roundup - 2009

After many trials, NFC has been on the cusp of launching in Europe for some time now. It is ...
08-Oct-2009 14:56:00

Århus Mobile Ticketing Workshop slides

Giacomo's talk a few weeks back at the Mobile Ticketing Workshop in Århus, Denmark went down ...
23-Sep-2009 00:24:00

Masabi at Aarhus Mobile Ticketing Workshop

My colleague Giacomo will be presenting and taking part in a panel today on Mobile Ticketing at the ...
12-Sep-2009 20:34:00

Top Post on Carnival of the Mobilists

Carnival of the Mobilists 190 over at WipJam voted my last post on handset statistics as joint top ...
04-Sep-2009 12:00:00

Masabi speaking in Seoul next week

Ben Whitaker will be speaking alongside Nokia at the Mobile Content Conference & Awards 2009 in ...
03-Sep-2009 18:34:00

Hacking AdMob Handset Statistics

Handset statistics are notoriously hard to come by - only the operators know what handsets are ...
31-Jul-2009 17:27:00

Ticketing via Local Webapps

We're finally able to show off some of the work we've been doing recently on local mobile webapps - ...
30-Jul-2009 20:16:38

Masabi and Mi-Pay Make Mass Adoption of Mobile Financial Services Viable for Africa & Middle East

LONDON, UK- July 30th 2009 - Masabi, the developer of secure applications for mass market mobile ...
24-Jun-2009 17:39:00

Global Messaging 2009 - Mobile Ticketing and Payments

I'm just back from presenting at the excellent Global Messaging 2009 event in Westminster, on the ...
22-Jun-2009 17:20:00

Masabi at Global Messaging 2009

I'll be giving a talk on Secure Payment and Ticketing Applications at day 2 of Global Messaging ...
08-Jun-2009 18:04:00

Carnival of the Mobilists 177

Carnival of the Mobilists 177 over at A Consuming Experience included my last post on ...
01-Jun-2009 13:28:00

Sony-Ericsson Handset Announcements

There are a few interesting points raised in the technical details accompanying Sony-Ericsson's ...
22-Apr-2009 17:40:00

Interesting Blackberry Factoids for Developers

We've just had a great chat with the extremely helpful RIM Developer Relations guys, and some ...
23-Mar-2009 19:10:17

Red Herring Reveals Companies Selected as Finalists for the Red Herring 100 Europe 2009

Berlin, March 23, 2009 - Red Herring today announced that Masabi, the secure mobile applications ...
02-Mar-2009 14:37:14

Masabi Built SMS Tool Underscores Importance of Mobile Technology to Global Development Agenda

CAMBRIDGE, England, March 2, 2009 - kiwanja.net, developer of mobile technologies for social ...
26-Feb-2009 16:02:00

MWC 2009 talk: Challenges Building Secure Mobile Applications

Ben Whitaker and myself gave a presentation in the App Garage of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona ...
18-Feb-2009 11:57:00

Carnival of the Mobilists #161

Carnival of the Mobilists 161 over at Mobify Me has nominated my last transcoder post as Post of ...
13-Feb-2009 10:55:00

Transcoders round 2

It has been incredibly busy pre-MWC and so I have not yet pulled together our research into mobile ...
05-Feb-2009 16:15:00

Masabi Talking at MWC 2009

Ben and I will be talking about mobile security and demonstrating various things you can do to ...
26-Jan-2009 12:09:00

Carnival of the Mobilists #158

Carnival of the Mobilists 158 over at RadVision has included my post on HTTPS and transcoders ...
23-Jan-2009 11:44:00

How Do Transcoders Affect HTTPS?

After reading the interesting discussion about mobile transcoders and HTTPS security on the MoMo ...
05-Jan-2009 12:08:00

Carnival of the Mobilists #155

Thanks to Helen for including Ben's last post on this week's Carnival of the Mobilists - check it ...
16-Dec-2008 18:55:31

UK Rail Agrees Mobile Ticketing Standard

London, UK, 16th December 2008 - Masabi, the secure mobile applications company, today announced ...
20-Oct-2008 11:15:00

Carnival of the Mobilists 146

Carnival of the Mobilists 146 over at London Calling has included Tom's post on NFC alongside a ...
15-Oct-2008 19:24:00

NFC - One Day, It'll Be Great

Currently there are two potential candidate technologies for scanning an electronic ticket held on ...
06-Oct-2008 13:47:00

Job Vacancy: Server Programmer

Masabi are looking for a London-based Server Programmer to come and work at our offices on the ...
01-Oct-2008 10:33:00

Carnival of the Mobilists #143

Thanks to this week's host of Carnival of the Mobilists, The Phones Show, for voting my last post ...
24-Sep-2008 12:09:00

The Mobile Web and Fragmentation

Last week I read some interesting comments that came out of the last MoMo London event on whether ...
17-Sep-2008 19:59:00

Masabi Increases Mobile Application Usage by 50% with Encrypted SMS for Mobile Commerce

London, UK, 17th September 2008 - Masabi, the secure mobile applications developer, today announced ...
11-Sep-2008 19:43:13

Masabi Appoints Fred Metzgen Chief Executive Officer

London, UK, 11th September 2008 - Masabi, the secure mobile applications developer, today announced ...
27-May-2008 09:21:00

MoMo Global Summit 2008 Talks

Last week I gave two presentations (linked below) at the Mobile Monday Global Summit 2008 in Kuala ...
24-Apr-2008 13:39:00

Judging When An mPayment Makes Sense

The clip starting at 10:00 in this video (courtesy Ketai) starkly represents why many mPayment ...
22-Apr-2008 14:26:00

Masabi at Infosecurity Europe 2008

This week Masabi are at the Infosec show at London's Olympia demonstrating our mobile solution for ...
15-Apr-2008 11:56:00

Masabi to Present at Mobile Monday Estonia

If you happen to be in Tartu, Estonia on April 28th then drop in to the next MoMo Estonia meeting ...
04-Mar-2008 20:08:00

RSS Feeds for the Community

As an RSS junkie, I get almost all of my mobile information through news feeds. Unfortunately, a ...
10-Feb-2008 18:41:32

Masabi Selected as Runner Up in "True Mobile Start-Up" Category at Mobile Innovation Global Awards

London, UK, 10th February 2008 - Masabi, the secure mobile applications company, today announced it ...
28-Jan-2008 18:56:00

Carnival of the Mobilists 107/108

Carnival of the Mobilists 108 is up at Skydeck now, and among the usual great writing features a ...
14-Jan-2008 20:42:00

The Truth About Mobile Fragmentation

My most recent task has been architecting the Playtech mobile product, which currently encompasses ...
09-Jan-2008 19:43:00

Carnival of the Mobilists

This week's Carnival is hosted over at Mobile Point View, and once again Ben is featured for his ...
01-Dec-2007 12:40:00

Cell IDs and Location-Based Services

It was very interesting to read about the latest update to Google Maps, one of the nicest J2ME apps ...
14-Nov-2007 18:50:44

Mobile phone security software wins prestigious award for innovation

14th November 2007 – Encryption software for mobile phones which makes e-commerce much more secure ...
22-Oct-2007 20:08:28

Chiltern Railways' passengers become the world's first to buy tickets mobile to mobile

London, UK, 22nd October 2007 – Chiltern Railways have today announced a world first in mobile ...
18-Oct-2007 20:01:49

Masabi and GrIDsure Launch Mobile Phone Secure ID System for User and e-Commerce Authentication

London, UK, 18th October 2007 – Masabi, the secure mobile applications company, and GrIDsure, ...
10-Aug-2007 13:33:00

Thick vs Thin Clients In Mobile Today

There are three ways to handle data services with the owner of a mobile phone – via SMS, with a wap ...
08-Aug-2007 10:50:00

Wanted: Testing Guru

Masabi are looking for a London-based Mobile Software Tester to come and work at our offices on the ...
12-Jul-2007 19:46:52

Masabi Launches NIST-Certified Mobile Security World First and Announces YourRail as Inaugral Customer

London, UK, 12th July 2007 – Masabi, the secure mobile applications company, today announced that ...
04-Jul-2007 19:53:00

A Mobile Software Primer

I originally started this post to talk about mobile statistics, and particularly the difficulties I ...
28-Jun-2007 22:33:00

Welcome

Welcome to the Masabi blog. We'll endeavour to bring interesting and pertinent insights into the ...
19-Mar-2007 19:05:32

Red Herring Reveals Companies Selected as Finalists for the Red Herring 100 Europe 2007

Cannes, France, 19th March 2007 – Red Herring today announced that Masabi was named a Finalist of ...
15-Mar-2007 18:53:46

Masabi Unveils Mobile Phone Banking Application

15th March 2007, London - UK Mobile Developer Demonstrates Highly-Secure, Mobile Banking Software ...
24-Jan-2007 19:12:40

Masabi and Playtech Announce Exclusive Agreement and Launch Mobile Casino Applications

London, UK, 24th January 2007 – Masabi, the secure mobile applications company, today announced ...
08-Apr-2005 19:32:34

Mobile First For Reading Lib-Dems

8th April, London Remember Labour’s famous election pledges text messages in 2001? Local Lib Dems ...
08-Dec-2004 18:34:57

Masabi Unveils the Mobile Viral - New Approach for Mobile Apps Distribution

8th December, London - Masabi, the mobile applications company, today announced the general ...
19-Oct-2004 20:07:00

Pick the Prez - Bash Bush or Kerry Then Cast Your e-Vote

19th October, London - Masabi, the leading producer of consumer and mobile marketing java ...