The term “mobile technology” refers to technology that follows the user wherever they go. Two-way portable communication devices, computing devices, and the networking technology that connects them are at the core of mobile technology. Keep reading below and stay informed about European Mobile Startups to watch closely in 2021.
In our world,internet-enabled devices like smartphones, tablets, and watches define mobile technology. These are the most recent in a line of devices that includes two-way pagers, notebook computers, flip phones, GPS navigation systems, and more.
According to Statista, users downloaded 218 billion apps to their devices in 2020 compared with 204 billion a year earlier with users spending $143 billion in mobile apps in total.
In my opinion, the ‘future of mobile’ is the ‘future of everything.’ Your mobile device will touch every part of your life: it will be your wallet, your identity, your car keys, house keys, communication, social life, and far more. All of these technologies already exist, but they will become more pervasive and ingrained in everyday society in just a few short years.
Mobile technology is constantly evolving, with competing companies coming up with new, unique ideas. The latest developments in the core mobile technology contribute to improvements in user experience and access costs, resulting in quick device adoption. Mobile technology also quickly becomes a growth engine for small and medium-sized companies. In both developing and emerging countries, mobile is sparking entrepreneurship.
Here are the top mobile trends to keep an eye on in 2022:
AR-based detection and Mapping of cards- Allows users to get any information about a person or organization by scanning a visiting card.
Advanced field force solutions using AR – These applications will allow for real-time diagnostics, increased labor efficiency, and a better field experience.
Chatbots as smart assistants – Chatbots are computer programs to mimic conversations with people using artificial intelligence.
Biometric security-mobile biometric authentication – is used to identify and validate the identity of a person seeking to access a mobile app or device.
On-demand apps – On-demand service apps are platforms that connect customers with independent service providers or agents, like taxi booking apps, logistics apps, bicycle apps, etc.
We have gathered a list of the top 117 top European mobile startups for 2021 and will further explore some of the names on the list.
Kiwi.com is an online travel tech platform that allows users to combine transportation from non-cooperating carriers. The company’s database consists of more than 800 air and ground carriers worldwide. Oliver Dlouhý and Jozef Képesifounded founded Kiwi in Brno, Czechia in 2012.
The company is operating on the exact brand match domain name Kiwi.com.
Peak Games is a leading mobile gaming company that designs and develops casual puzzle games. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Istanbul, Turkey. Zynga acquired Peak for $1.9B on Jun 1, 2020.
The company has chosen the exact brand match domain name Peak.com.
Revolut is a financial services company focusing on mobile banking, card payments, money transfers, and foreign exchange. Nikolay Storonsky and Vlad Yatsenko founded the company in 2015 in London, UK. Revolut has raised a total of $1.7B in funding over 14 rounds, becoming Britain’s first digital bank unicorn. Their latest funding was raised on Jul 15, 2021, from a Series E round.
The company is operating on the exact brand match domain name Revolut.com.
Rapyd is a fintech payment platform that integrates fintech services into any app and simplifies the complex offering of local payment methods. Arik Shtilman, Arkady Karpman, and Omer Priel founded the company in 2016 in London, UK. Rapyd has raised a total of $770M in funding over six rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Aug 3, 2021, from a Series E round.
The company launched on the .net extension domain name Rapyd.net and has further acquired Rapyd.com. Rapyd is currently operating on both domains.
The .com extension is preferred for startups looking to expand globally. Being the oldest and most familiar extension across the world, .com communicates that the business is a global, established brand. Only one company has chosen the .eu extension, the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the European Union (EU).
The majority of the companies have chosen the .com extension for their online presence, with 93 companies out of 117 using it and 88 operating on an exact brand match.
Three companies use a dash in their domain name. Hyphen is the only spacing character allowed in a domain name and is typically used when companies want to register a domain name with two words in it and don’t want to mash them together. It is good to register the not-dashed version of the domain in cases when a company wants to avoid traffic and email leaks and security risks.
Many companies on the list have used catchy, made-up words as Wallapop.com or combining two words as PayKey.com for their domain name. It is common to create a name for a new business, as it is more likely that matching .com will be available or easier to secure.