Gypsii: Social networking meets location-based services on your mobile phone
By Shane Lennon
Shane Lennon is SVP of Strategy and Marketing at GyPSii and secretly wants to be a chef. He and fellow Gypsii team members will be presenting at the March 19th Providence Geeks Dinner. All are welcome. Details and RSVP here .
Well, it has been quite a 12 months, and the last few weeks have just added another level of excitement for the team at GyPSii. The train has truly left the station. It was only a couple of years ago that the founders, RI-native Dan Harple and Sam Critchley, met in Amsterdam, conceived a joint vision, and rolled out a prototype. Then last year, Dan assembled a team of old acquaintances (from Insoft, Netscape, Context Media & Oracle) many living on the East Coast of the US and in RI in particular, got investment, rolled out a beta,and set up an office in Warwick. Last month went live on a global basis with major deals in China & India - see some of the recent news. And just yesterday, we added GyPSii onto the iPhone .
We firmly believe that GyPSii is the coming together of the right technologies, product and market opportunity, and of course people, at the right time. We are looking forward to expanding our team in the 4 main offices: Rhode Island, Salo (Finland), Shanghai (China) and Amsterdam (HQ in The Netherlands).
A recent focus group exercise, done here in New England, further enforced for us that the consumer (or as we geeky people say 'the end user") wants a compelling set of services on a mobile device that moves far beyond text messaging, basic WAP browsing and old fashioned voice communications! GyPSii brings to the consumer a mobile lifestyle application, rich in services, features, and capabilities. It fuses all of the phone's components, like the camera, location technologies, text, email, etc., into one easy-to-use interface. It turns the a user's mobile phone into a there own "personal digital life recorder." (For an overview, check out our intro video, produced by Providence-based TangoPix.)
We look forward to showcasing GyPSii at this month's Providence Geeks Dinner, sharing our experiences, and meeting all of you.
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