Quick update on Mobiflock, the parental control service for smartphones have been named one of the 10 most promising mobile startups by GigaOM, the technology news, research and events company. Mobiflock’s parental control app will be presented at Mobilize 2011, GigaOM’s mobile web conference, in San Francisco later this year. They also recently launched an application for Android handsets, meaning our service now covers 60% of the smartphone market.
“Dozens of forward-thinking young mobile startups applied to Mobilize 2011 LaunchPad, but these 10 companies stood out for their innovative technologies, executable ideas, and strong business models,” said Kevin Tofel, Mobile Editor at GigaOM and chair of Mobilize 2011.
Mobiflock has been specifically designed for the mobile environment and its particular challenges. Some of the existing dangers children might encounter, including bullying, accessing inappropriate content and sexual grooming, have spread to the online mobile environment. In addition, newer risks to children are emerging thanks to the popularity of the mobile phone, such as sexting, mobile chat or being online late into the night. What’s more, a mobile phone is a very personal device and is often carried by the child 24/7 – further exacerbating the impact and potential of these threats.
We wish Vanessa and the team all the best