BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2014) - Hipcricket®, Inc. (OTCBB: HIPP) (OTCQB: HIPP), the leader in mobile engagement and analytics, today announced its AD LIFE® platform now supports website rendering and text messaging technology across wearable technology, like Google Glass. Hipcricket's AD LIFE platform is used by internationally recognized brands and agencies to power successful mobile marketing campaigns and increase consumer interaction through mobile marketing, advertising and analytics in a single, easy to manage dashboard.
According to Canalys, 2014 will be the year that wearables become a key consumer technology, as the smart band segment is estimated to reach 8 million annual shipments. Canalys estimates that this number will grow to over 23 million units by 2015, and over 45 million by 2017. Wearable technology is expected to include products such as Google Glass and the iWatch as well as other medical technologies. This shift in consumer habits will mirror the evolution from desktop to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
"We believe mobile will evolve to become seamlessly integrated with our everyday actions in the form of wearable technology," said Doug Stovall, chief operating officer at Hipcricket. "With this evolution, consumers demand simple, seamless and secure mobile experiences. AD LIFE allows brands and agencies to meet this demand and deliver a seamless mobile experience regardless of the user's device. This ability uniquely positions our clients to capitalize on the next generation of mobile marketing."
The AD LIFE platform currently supports over 7,000 device types and screen sizes allowing brands and agencies to easily reach their audience on the device of their choice without additional time-consuming development work, leading to better performing campaigns and increased return on investment.
Hipcricket, Inc. (OTCBB: HIPP) & (OTCQB: HIPP) provides a unified mobile engagement platform that drives awareness, sales and loyalty. Its AD LIFE® platform has been used by internationally recognized brands and agencies to power more than 400,000 campaigns across SMS, 2D/QR codes, mobile websites, advertising networks, social media and branded apps. For additional Hipcricket news and information, visit www.hipcricket.com or text "NEWS" to 24474.
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