Press release from Business Wire India
Thursday, January 14, 2010 04:00 PM IST (10:30 AM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest; Business: Advertising, PR & marketing, Business services, Telecommunications; Technology
tenCube WaveSecure Emerges as a Clear Favorite
Wins Google’s Android Developer Challenge, NYT App of the Week Among other Laurels
New Delhi, Delhi, India, Thursday, January 14, 2010 — (Business Wire India) — WaveSecure, the mobile security application by tenCube concluded 2009 on a high note. The application has received excellent response from the users, technology reviewers, mobile enthusiasts and telecom companies.
Studies suggest that mobile theft is a rampant phenomenon and one phone is stolen every 12 seconds in the UK and costs users almost 400 million pounds every year. Every mobile theft includes the device, precious data and most of all loss of privacy. WaveSecure allows a user to lock, track, backup and wipe out data from a stolen mobile phone, thereby giving mobile phone users greater security, privacy and convenience.
Winning Android Developer Challenge (ADC)
WaveSecure was earlier chosen as a Top 3 overall winner and the Top Productivity Application in Google’s Android Developer Challenge from over 200 finalists, by a panel that includes Google executives and external judges from companies such as T-Mobile and Twitter.
tenCube, the company behind WaveSecure, walked away with a USD $125,000 prize, a great recognition from industrial experts and numerous opportunities to commercialize their innovation with partners such as device manufacturers and mobile operators.
ADC Win Giveback – Free Lifetime Account for Android Users
Android users are a crucial part of the development efforts according to Prashast Khandelwal, the lead developer for Android at tenCube, “I wish to thank everyone involved, especially our beta users, who have been our guides, our friends, and our supporters in making it happen.”
As a token of appreciation, tenCube is offering a free lifetime account for Android users. Android device owners can head over to Android Market and download WaveSecure before 31st Jan 2010, and will receive a free lifetime account for WaveSecure for as long as they use that Android device. Users of other devices may also try WaveSecure for free by visiting http://www.WaveSecure.com.
New York Times – Application of the Week
WaveSecure has been chosen by New York Times (NYT) Application of the week.
“When we think of phone security, we often dwell on the danger that hackers pose, but the far more likely threat comes from simply losing your phone or having it stolen. That leaves your personal information, photos and whatever else (you didn’t store passwords on your phone, did you?) open to inspection.
WaveSecure, a free app for Android, (also available for a variety of other phones including Nokia) lets you use any computer to lock down your lost phone, erase the disc, locate it and restore much of the phone’s contents if it is recovered.” Writes NYT.
Selected as Top Mobile Application of 2009
Earlier in December, Economic Times, India’s largest financial daily selected WaveSecure as a top technology delight of 2009. WaveSecure has received rave reviews from technology enthusiasts and reviewers across geographies and has consistently been rated as a relevant and useful mobile application for mobile users worldwide.
A Sparkling Year for a Startup
This news crowns off a sparkling 2009 for tenCube, who were amongst the finalists announced in GSMA’s Asia Mobile Awards in Hong Kong and also were overall champion of the Mobile Monday Peer Awards in Singapore, and the first runner-up in NAVTEQ’s global LBS challenge. The Android Developer Challenge is a highly watched mobile industry event and the award has been covered by Business Week, TechCrunch, UK Independent, Gizmodo, InfoWorld amongst others.
Putting Singapore on the Mobile Apps Map
tenCube, the Singapore based company responsible for creating WaveSecure, is the only company based out of Southeast Asia to be in the Top 30 ADC Winners. “We are proud to be a Singapore company, we see a lot of innovation here and are very excited about being part of the revolution that puts Singapore on the global map of mobile apps,” said Royyuru Avinash, VP Products at tenCube. tenCube WaveSecure has been adopted by hundreds of thousands of users in over 130 countries and is offered as by customers such as Nokia, Telenor and SingTel as a preferred mobile security service for their users.
WaveSecure is the world’s leading mobile device and data security product that protects more than 250,000 users in more than 130 countries. Originally designed for military and police use, WaveSecure is developed over 4 years, 7 releases and has 2 international patents. First launched in 2007 for consumers on Symbian and Windows Mobile Smartphones, WaveSecure’s latest release for Android platform is now available for free on Android Market until 31st Jan 2010.
Based in Singapore, tenCube is a pioneer in Smartphone security technology. Its products have won international acclaim including Red Herring Asia 100, Top 16 global developers in Forum Nokia Innovation Series 2008 and Champion for Mobile Monday Peer Awards Singapore 2009. tenCube’s customers includes Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Telenor and SingTel.
Darius Cheung, Singapore, tenCube, +65 81611905, firstname.lastname@example.org
Royyurru Avinash, WaveSecure, +91 9717697380, email@example.com
Nidhi Agarwal, WaveSecure, +91 9810105861, firstname.lastname@example.org
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