Manchester, 26 September 2005 - iFone, a global wireless entertainment publisher has been chosen as one of Britain's best technology businesses in the prestigious Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 league table. The table ranks Britain's fastest-growing unquoted tech companies based on sales growth. The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 listed iFone as the 2nd fastest-growing UK technology company, based on an incredible 358% sales growth between 2002 and 2004.
Founded in Manchester in 2000, iFone specialises in the development, production and publishing of best-selling games for mobile phones and works with some of the leading mobile operators and games companies including Vodafone, Orange, O2, Sony, Atari and Hasbro.
As mobile phones became pervasive, the founders of iFone saw the potential in providing entertainment services for a device that people carry with them all the time. iFone used the experience of its key executives in both the gaming and the mobile markets to concentrate on publishing gaming brands for mobile phones that appeal to a mass market audience. iFone's most popular titles include recognised global brands such as Lemmings, Monopoly, Cluedo and Tetris.
Morgan O'Rahilly, CEO of iFone said: "We are thrilled to be so high in the list. This is a fantastic achievement for everyone at iFone. The mobile games industry as a whole has seen massive growth alongside advancements in mobile phone technology, but we are delighted to be the top placed company in our sector. We aim to continue this success in the coming years."
This award tops a very successful year for iFone. Earlier in the year iFone
was crowned the UK's Number one publisher based on download figures from the European Trade body ELSPA, while iFone's CEO, Morgan O'Rahilly, recently won the North's Entrepreneur of the Year award.
About iFone Ltd
iFone is a global leader in wireless entertainment, specialising in the development, production and publishing of wireless entertainment content for current and future mobile devises.
iFone operates a global distribution network live in 50 countries and has strategic partnerships with over 100 network operators. With an exceptional track record in the deployment of mass-market brands in the wireless space, iFone develops entertainment content for a wide range of handsets in all major languages.
Complemented by a world-class account management, publishing and brand acquisition team, iFone combines a huge wealth of experience and technical knowledge from across the industry.
For more information please visit www.ifone.com
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