LONDON — Movirtu, the supplier of innovative network infrastructure solutions for mobile operators servicing rural poor communities located in Africa and South Asia, and frog design, the global innovation firm that helps the world’s leading companies create and bring to market meaningful products, services, and experiences, announced today that the result of their collaborating efforts, MXSeries and the Movirtu Cloud Phone, was named 2010 MEX Mobile User Experience Innovator of the Year.
The winners of the 2010 MEX User Experience Awards were announced on 19th May at an evening reception in London. Hosted on the 1st night of the 7th international MEX User Experience Conference, the Awards were attended by 100 leading mobile industry executives. The MEX Awards challenge the world’s most talented students, designers and companies to create cutting edge mobile and multi-platform user experience innovations.
“”We chose MXSeries because it highlights the real user experience needs of the billions of new customers in emerging markets,”” said Marek Pawlowski, Founder of the MEX Conference & Chair of the MEX Awards judging panel.
The MXSeries of products enable mobile operators to launch Cloud Phone services in their chosen market. The products include MXShare, which when installed in the core of a mobile network enable people who cannot afford to buy a handset to make and receive calls, SMSs and messages using other people’s phones or street-side payphones; MXPay which allows people who do not own a mobile phone or SIM to send or receive remittances using existing mobile payment systems; and MXInfo which enables personalized information access and exchange for healthcare, agriculture and education. All the products require no special handsets, SIM cards, or additional client software; they work instantly on all mobile handsets available today using protocols already existing in today’s GSM Association standards. frog design collaborated with Movirtu to work on the user interface innovation to ensure quick navigation and ease of use.
“We are genuinely honored to be named MEX User Experience Innovator of the Year,” said Nigel Waller, CEO and Founder of Movirtu. “We could not have done it without our friends at frog design. With their help our idea became a product.”
“We are thrilled that our collaboration with Movirtu has been proven so successful,” said Doreen Lorenzo, President of frog design. “MEX User Experience Innovator of the Year is an outstanding recognition of frog’s and Movirtu’s efforts to simplify access to technology for those who need it most.”