Rating: Some Astonishing discoveries
As we were attending MWC 2013, it seemed rude not to go to visit some of our old friends who were hanging out at the Swedish pavilion in this show. One of them was Charlotta Tonsgard who GoMo last met when she was with TAT (The Astonishing Tribe). Regular GoMo readers will recall that TAT was acquired by BlackBerry to work on the Playbook, etc. (See our previous story here). Charlotta is still in the UI business and is currently CEO with Lund based Zimpl. We also bumped into Joakim Nydemark and Rickard Martensson from Crunchfish. We also had an interesting little chat with Jonas Andersson from tactel.
What is Zimpl up to? Well, Charlotta revealed that her company has developed an advanced version of predictive text.
Rather than presenting the user with a line, Zimpl provides a box of suggestions which makes it very easy to pick the word you wanted.
According to Charlotta, the system should go live first in Korea but she is talking to lots of operators about it.
Again in the UI business is Crunchfish. The company offers a touchless UI which employs guestures rather than finger prodding.
We particularly liked the clenched fist which move an image from one device to another. Crunchfish’s UI is aimed at home media situations.
Finally, we ran into Jonas who quickly demoed a few of tactel’s apps. We particularly like cleanapp along with reachmyphone.com and sign!
We’ll let you know when we’ve managed to test them.