Mobile10: Anne Thomas
Interviews with key mobile influencers
- Anne Thomas
By 2013 you’re a dinosaur if you are not doing it [mobile] properly!”
What’s your app of the moment?
Other than gaming – and rarely does a day go by when I’m not playing Solitaire or Scrabble, (or dodgy alternative to, until EA and MS get it together) – the only other app I use a lot is my QR code reader.
What is your primary phone?
HTC Trophy (Windows Phone 7)
Which mobile startups have you got your eye on?
I am keen to see innovations in NFC so I guess companies like Tapit.
What are you currently working on?
Planning a competition for our community of thousands of Wapple platform users. Best use of the technology, best mobile web design etc. You heard it here first J
What will be the biggest opportunity in 2012?
Mobile web, mobile web, mobile web – marketing, commerce, location services etc. By 2013 you’re a dinosaur if you are not doing it properly!
Who are your 3 rockstars in mobile?
1) Whoever it was at Microsoft to decide that partnering with Nokia would be a good idea.
2) Whoever it was at Google who decided they should support their mobile advertisers with GoMo, ensuring the consumer is always taken to a mobile relevant advert.
3) Ray Anderson, CEO & co-founder of Bango. We don’t hear enough about Bango these days but they created the first mobile web (wap) billing platform (1999) from which were launched many mobile companies who have since changed and shaped the mobile landscape, including Wapple. This guy has true vision and needs an OBE or something.
Who were you working for 10 years ago?
Codemasters (I think)
Who was/is your best boss?
I’m not great with names (better with faces) and it’s been so long since I had a ‘boss’. I did have a female manager many years ago who scared the s*** out of me but motivated, trusted and rewarded appropriately. She was ace!
Who should we interview next?
Somebody who can easily recall names J. How about Ray Anderson, following my earlier shout out!
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What is Mobile10?
The Mobile10 interview is a series of profile pieces on leading global influencers in the mobile sector. Each interviewee is asked to give their viewpoints on new mobile innovations and growth opportunities as well as revealing their own mobile habits over the course of 10 questions.