Electric Pocket

Electric Pocket have been developing software for mobile devices since 1997. Modern apps don't exist in isolation - we have extensive expertise in interfacing with external sensors and devices, and setting up and running cloud-based services, using Amazon's AWS. The passion that made us first on the scene for mobile development continues today, and we have experience in designing and developing embedded systems, professional maritime solutions, robotics projects and blockchain technology.

If you have a mobile or emerging technology project you would like help with, then please get in touch for an initial discussion. We're based in Wales in the UK, and work with customers globally.

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Customer Projects and Engineering Services

Electric Pocket has been developing software for small and mobile devices from our offices in Monmouth and Pontypool, Wales, UK, since 1997. We have used this experience to develop a wide range of applications and services on smartphones and other small devices for partners from small local companies through to global-scale Wireless Carriers, Smartphone Manufacturers and Telecoms Equipment providers.

Electric Pocket’s team has a history of delivering projects in a timely, friendly and professional manner. We specialise in pragmatic engineering, rather than “agency style” work, and have a keen interest and enjoyment in solving difficult technical challenges. We hone our development skills with our own range of apps, and have experience with latest platforms and technology including Apple, smartwatches, bluetooth beacons, smart home, FLIR, robotics, IOT and NFC.

Our customer roster includes big names such as Sony, Ericsson, Vodafone and Samsung, and notable successes along the way include deployment of Telecoms-grade Multimedia Messaging (MMS) technology in over 5 Million devices across Palm’s pioneering Treo smartphone family, a music discovery application for Vodafone and TecTiles – Samsung’s acclaimed NFC tagging App. We’ve also worked on voice-assist software, embedded systems for smart heating controllers, RF systems for AIS receivers and a host of mobile-server integrations.

Chris Mairs, Metaswitch’s Chief Technical Officer said “Electric Pocket has been a great complement to our in-house mobile app development team. We have been very pleased with the quality and timeliness of their work.” Fred Zimbric, Samsung’s Sr. Manager, Product Planning, was delighted with the agile development work on TecTiles – “We’re a hit! Thanks guys, this has been a fun project!”. One of our most recent projects is an 18 month collaborative research and development program creating a game changing solution for measuring energy flow in buildings, HEAT3D.

Electric Pocket has received awards for innovation from the European Union and Innovate UK and regularly attends mobile industry seminars and conferences, including Apple’s annual WWDC event.

Electric Pocket’s experience and expertise is available to companies worldwide who have leading-edge engineering projects to deliver and are looking for a friendly, experienced and reliable partner. If you would like to discuss working with Electric Pocket on your next project, please contact us at business@electricpocket.com or phone 44 1291 689202.

About Electric Pocket

Established in 2000, Electric Pocket was one of the first companies on the mobile software scene, and has continued to explore and engage with emerging technologies. The company develops and publishes its own successful portfolio of mobile apps and services (most recently, the Pocket Mariner line of professional marine services and apps) and works on a consultancy basis, developing mobile, IoT and cloud solutions for other companies – both large and small. The company is based in the UK, between the cities of Bristol and Cardiff and works with partners all over the world.

The founders of Electric Pocket are:

Iain Barclay

Iain enjoyed early career success in technical and business roles with Hitachi Europe and HP Labs, before establishing an independent mobile app company in 1997. Iain founded and subsequently sold the “RoadCoders” mobile developer portal to EarthWeb, and his BugMe! app achieved significant success across mobile platforms. Iain holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, a Master’s degree in Information Security and Privacy and is engaged in PhD research covering AI, data and blockchain at Cardiff University.

Steve Bennett

Steve has a background in high-tech ventures. He was formerly CTO for a J.P.Morgan venture funded E-commerce Company, founding manager for HP’s E-Business Services operation and a Chief Architect of AT&T’s International Telecommunications Software technologies. Steve’s research on Mobile Telecommunications for HP was cited as one of the key contributions by HP Labs by Dave Packard in his book about HP. Steve holds a 1st Class honors degree in Physics; he has several telecommunication and internet patents and is a Chartered Engineer.

Richard Sewell

Richard’s experience lies in software design and development, including service as R&D manager at a leading global eCommerce venture. During this time, Richard successfully built, from scratch, an end-to-end e-commerce technical infrastructure. Richard holds two Oxford degrees, a BA in physics and an MSc in theory of computation.

Kevin Vernon

Kevin is experienced in providing technology consulting in areas such as investment banking, market research, e-commerce and call center systems. His broad range of experience enables Kevin to undertake the entire cycle of software development, from initial analysis to design to programming. Kevin earned a B.A. degree in Computer Studies and Operations Research.

Contact us

Email business at electricpocket.com

Company Details

Electric Pocket Limited; Registered in England and Wales, Company number 3912361.
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