Marmalade: Why mobile will be the next great battle for the television industry – with CTO Tim Closs

Mobile is so pervasive and disruptive – we know that. What we are seeing now is an explosion of ideas that are leading to innovations where content, devices and connectivity colide and recreate new industries. We are in the midst of rapid change and nothing is really safe.

Enter Marmalade and CTO Tim Closs. Marmalade is an SDK for cross-platform mobile applications and the really unique piece is that they’ve signed an agreement to move their platform, and the apps built on their platform, to the LG Smart TV.

This episode is full of insight into the rapidly changing mobile development world, the emerging platforms (and the burning platforms), the new new television landscape, the challenges developers face getting their work to rise above the crowd, and what he sees as the way forward for developers and mobile applications.

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About Tim Closs

Tim Closs

Tim has over 20 years’ experience of commercial software development, and joined Marmalade in 2004. As CTO, Tim has lead the creation and productization of the Marmalade SDK, and continues to drive the company’s technology and product strategies. Tim holds a Mathematics degree and Theoretical Physics postgraduate diploma from Cambridge University.

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About the author

Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of UNTETHER.tv and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

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