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Robin Jewsbury, the founder of Alibro, designed the world's first commercial appstore for T-Mobile in 2001 and went on to head up T-Mobile International's Innovation group.

In 2005 he was part of a management buy out team which bought out technology to create mobile magazines for Symbian phones and co-founded RefreshMobile Ltd. This startup was funded by the VC, Accel Partners, went on to create a successful product now called Mippin which is being sold to several major organisations as whitelabel services.

During this time Robin also worked with some of the major UK print publishers and for example wrote the Daily Star and OK Magazine apps which are available for download on all major appstores (Daily Star is currently number 11 in the UK iTunes Appstore chart for the News category).

In August 2009, Nokia awarded Robin 1st prize for Internet Innovation for an app called TechBuzzWidget which he wrote for the N97 phone. Robin has been a 'Nokia Champion' for 4 years which puts Robin in a list of the top 120 Nokia developers in the world.

In Sept 2009 Robin bought out a product called EyeMags from RefreshMobile Ltd in order to take this product into a wider offering.

Earlier in his career Robin worked for Reuters and before that Logica as a consultant and wrote numerous reports and headed up projects for industry and government.

Robin is a well known commentator on the Mobile Industry and its trends,see his blog on Forum Nokia. One such trend analysis is which shows a running count of phone and mobile internet growth in real-time.

Currently we have apps on every major appstore and we can directly compare the success we have with each appstore to say which is the most profitable for developers and content owners

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