It’s no secret that Scotland has been developing world-leading technology for centuries. From the television and the telephone to radar and the ATM, Scottish innovators have always shaped the way that we work and play.
These days, Scotland is home to a growing number of digital technology businesses that are making a big impact on the tech and gaming world. Here are 10 Scottish technology companies to keep an eye on in 2017, according to leading digital expert Alisdair Gunn:
1. Machines with Vision
Computer vision and robotics experts Machines with Vision knew that their expertise in image recognition could revolutionise the transportation sector. Their position mapping technology is now being used to enhance positioning in self-driving vehicles.
2. Think Analytics
Think Analytics’ Emmy Award winning media analytics platform combines data from a variety of sources (like TV consumption, video on demand, web, mobile and social media) to give broadcasters and service providers information about subscriber behaviour.
TVSquared knows that TV remains the most powerful channel for advertisers. Its platform provides accurate information, same-day campaign measurement and optimisation to the 175 billion USD global TV advertising industry.
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Augmented and virtual reality games need a huge amount of processing power, which is where Cloudgine’s technology comes in. The company uses distributed cloud computing to supercharge game components that use a lot of computing power, creating a more immersive gaming experience.
5. Tag Games
Mobile game studio Tag Games launched its Chilli Connect backend and analytics toolkit to help game developers engage with players, get immediate insights into the commercial performance of their game and release content updates.
Thanks to a combination of game design and marketing analytics expertise, deltaDNA is one of the game industry’s leading producer of games analytic tools. Using data technologies and real-time analysis, deltaDNA’s platform helps advertisers show the right ad to the right player at the right time.
7. Cobra Mobile
As one of the first international game developers to release games on Apple’s App Store, Cobra Mobile has always been a leader in the gaming world. It publishes games on a variety of platforms, such as mobile, Steam and smart TV, including the BAFTA-nominated iBomber series.
sensewhere develops indoor positioning software to overcome GPS blackspots. Its adwhere service gives venue owners and marketers the tools they need to show relevant adverts, coupons and vouchers to customers. Precise location data can be combined with data on shopper’s past purchases, online searches and more to show them promotional messages as they move through a venue.
Adimo’s e-commerce platform improves marketing effectiveness for brands and makes buying easy for customers. Its technology can add a checkout/add to basket option to any branded content, marketing or media.
Mallzee’s fashion shopping application helps shorten the path to purchase. Described as the ‘Tinder for Fashion’, Mallzee’s mobile commerce shop provides access to over 150 fashion brands. Since its launch in 2013, Mallzee has won more than 50 tech and retail awards.
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Alisdair Gunn is the director of Framewire, a leading digital consulting practice. He works with high growth technology companies, with particular focus on mobile, digital media, data, digital technology, marketing, games, advertising, Internet of Things and digital tech.
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