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August 9, 2010 Leave a comment
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>HulloMail victorious at Red Herring Europe 100 Europe awards

June 2, 2010 Leave a comment

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We’re pleased to announce we have been named a winner of the prestigious Red Herring100 Europe Awards; an award that is given to the top 100 private technologycompanies based in the EMEA region each year.
Accordingto Red Herring, technology industry executives, investors, and observers regardthe Red Herring 100 lists as an invaluable instrument to discover and advocatethe promising start-up businesses that will lead the next wave of disruptionand innovation.
Andy Munarriz, our founder and CEO, said: “To beacknowledged by the Red Herring 100 Awards for our innovation is amazing,particularly when you consider past winners of this accolade include the likesof Google, Yahoo!, Skype and Netscape. At HulloMail, we are focused on extending our voicemail and voicemessaging apps for BlackBerry, Android and iPhone to match our user’s needs, inaddition to expanding into new geographical regions. It’s an exciting time forour business and this award is great testament to the work the team has put into awakening the voicemail and voice messaging space.”
We launched HulloMail a year ago and are passionate about revolutionisingthe way people use voicemail by developing the most innovative anduser-friendly way to send, manage and share day-to-day voice communications. 

>Shortlisted for Innovative App Award

May 25, 2010 Leave a comment

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We’re proud to announce we have been selected as a finalist for the 2010 Meffys Awards, in the ‘Innovative App’ category.  The awards, which recognise global brands, dynamic start-upsand visionary individuals in the mobile entertainment and media industry, willannounce the winners, 21st June 2010.
We launched a consumer service a year ago and are revolutionising the way people use voicemail by developing the most innovativeand user-friendly ways to send, manage and share day-to-day voice communications. We are selected as a finalist for the ‘Innovative App’ category, which celebratestechnical and creative innovation, UI design and quality of experience, inaddition to taking into consideration how the new technology adds value for theconsumer.
Commenting on the news that we’ve been selected asa finalist, Andy Munarriz, our founder and CEO, said: “The Meffys is ahighly regarded event in the mobile industry’s calendar, and we’re extremelyexcited to have been shortlisted for an award. The news comes only a few weeksafter also being nominated for the Red Herring 100 Europe Award, so we are verypleased to be receiving such recognition for our innovative voicemail and voicemessaging applications.  It’scertainly an exciting year for us at HulloMail as we continue to develop andexpand.”
The winners will be announced at a gala evening reception,21st June 2010, at the Great Connaught Rooms in London.
Keep your fingers crossed for us!

>Awards, Awards, Awards

May 18, 2010 Leave a comment

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It’s turning into a great month here at HulloMail. We ended April and began May with our BlackBerry App being featured app on BlackBerry App World, which resulted in a surge in registrations especially from our 83xx and 85xx users.
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We’re pleased to announce we’ve been selected as a finalist for the Red Herring 100 Europe Awards, which honours the 100 most innovative and promising technology start-ups from across Europe.
Red Herring analysed hundreds of cutting-edge companies and technologies and selected those who they felt are positioned to grow at an explosive rate. The resulting two hundred finalists have been invited to attend an Awards dinner in Paris, France on 27 May 2010, where the Top 100 winners will be announced.
Andy Munarriz, our founder and CEO: “Since we launched HulloMail to consumers a year ago, we have seen a massive increase in appetite and downloads of our apps for BlackBerry, Android and iPhone. Ultimately, we have created a service that suits the way people want to interact today – quickly, without fuss and, ideally, for free. Therefore, to be recognised by Red Herring as one of the most innovative technology start-ups is amazing and I look forward to hearing the outcome of the Awards on 27 May.”
“This year was especially difficult,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “Despite the global economic situation, there were many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products that we had a difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. HulloMail shows great promise therefore deserves to be among the Finalists. Now we’re faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring Europe award. We know that this year’s crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to go far.”
Wish us luck next week!

>Goldman Sachs chooses voice!

April 21, 2010 Leave a comment

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With International bank, Goldman Sachs, being investigated by authorities in the US and UK regarding allegations of fraud (http://bit.ly/9eQplB), I was interested in reading the approach Lloyd Blankfein, CEO, took recently to ‘rally the troops’ in preparation for another week’s trading on the financial markets:
Rather than send an email out to his workforce, a personal voicemail was instead broadcast to his staff. From reading the transcripts, it is clear that the message was sent to reassure, inspire and, in Blankfein’s own words, “to re-affirm everything that defines Goldman Sachs.”
The use of voice over the written form literally speaks volumes. We are still driven by impulses to speak; all modes of communication have their uses yet voice is still one of the clearest, if not the clearest from that we have.  Tenses, tones or meanings cannot be misconstrued when spoken as they can in emails, and the personal approach was clearly the best one to take, particularly in light of the sensitive situation Goldman Sachs is facing.
Voicemail has its many critics, yet the ability to outreach vital messages to staff can only be positive. At HulloMail, we believe that in today’s fast-paced world, the ability to send instant messages to one or multiple recipients suits the way in which we like to communicate: clearly, quickly and without fuss.   And, without the need of having to physically call the person or people.
Voice will continue to be very important and voice messaging will enter the realm of simplicity that text and email has had – e.g the ability to send voice messages, which can be received via mobile handsets, email or the web; this will begin to become a new part of our arsenal of communication.”
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>Could we claim Enid Blyton as one of our founders?

April 21, 2010 2 comments

>A strange title for a blog post, I know and of course Enid Blyton was not a founder of HulloMail, although it sometimes feels like the Magic Faraway Tree in the office.

The inspiration for this post comes from a friend’s email following HulloMail’s inclusion in The Telegraph last week. He said that he was having trouble trying to explain to his five year old daughter why Enid Blyton can’t spell ‘Hello’ and this explanation prompts a thought of HulloMail every time, I’m thinking this explanation may be a daily occurrence!

The reason Ms. Blyton, by today’s standards, can’t spell ‘Hello’ is because her books pre date the standised spelling of the word. Hullo is an Old English word equivalent to modern hello.

We get asked, why Hullo? or what does Hullo mean? regularly, well now you know…

Of course during recent months we have expanded the definition of ‘Hullo’ and it can now also mean a short, voice message that you can send to your friends for free – they don’t even need to be HulloMail users as you can send a Hullo to any email address.

Tip: We find it helps with pronunciation if you say ‘Hullo’ with a Scottish accent but if accents aren’t your thing try a couple of whiskeys, and try again!

  






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>Comments from around the Web

February 4, 2010 2 comments

>We are really pleased, as people seem to be getting as excited about our service as we are, with this is mind we thought we would put together some of the great comments and reviews we have had about the service over recent months, enjoy!

I just got done setting up Hullomail and surprisingly I like this app A LOT. Very easy to set up, very good graphics and shows a picture next to whoever left you a voice mail or a missed call and very fast at receiving voice mails unlike VVM from Verizon which sometimes took an Hour to come through!” – mjbesen310, CrackBerry Forums

“Hullomail is really good…even sends you an email with a link to listen to your voicemail as an mp3. Definitely recommend to anyone […]”- luckster28, Vodafone Forums


The service is called Hullomail and it has been invaluable.  It is a free of charge mobile service which enables recordings of voice mails to be emailed to my gmail or mobileme account. One of the best features is the ability to send a Hullo (voice mail) directly back to a person without having to phone them (Great just to reply to a question that needs more explaining than a txt). If you […] want visual voice mail download the app and register for the service.” Kristian Toms


Some app store reviews:


“Just wanted to say thanks for making a brilliant app – I wasn’t getting any voicemail alerts through Vodafone and unbeknown to me I had 4 voicemail – one of them very important. HulloMail! works just great and I left a post on the Vodafone eForum to advise people how good it is.” – Chris, HulloMail user


I just used your website steps to install hullomail onto my iphone 3gs. Simple, accurate, quick, easy – free. Well structured and thought out, pretty and it works superbly, quickly, no fuss. Great app and service thank you– Neil, HulloMail user


I have a BBTour and was disappointed it did not have visual voicemail…..Until I found this app. Its fabulous! It was a piece of cake to install and set up – I love it. A definite must have.” – BlackBerry user


“Miffed you don’t have visual voicemail on your iPhone? Get this. The email sync feature is great too – you receive an email with the voicemail message attached as a quicktime MP3 and, when you have read it, the corresponding message in the voicemail app is marked as read too. Don’t know what it’s like when roaming although they seem to have made provision for this.” jtorange, iPhone user


“Allows me to manage my voicemails with ease, brillant!” yppirtos, iPhone user


Brilliant! I went from PhoneFusion to this as this one has push voicemail and displays them in my notification bar. This certainly rivals the iPhone.” Glenn, Android user


why not see if you agree with these reviews and try the service for yourself?


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