Ten million apps downloaded and over 1.5 billion pages served by Ontario Start-up Polar Mobile

Toronto, October 21, 2011 – MaRS client Polar Mobile, a global leader in helping media companies extend to mobile devices, has announced that their apps have been downloaded over 10 million times and that the company has served over 1.5 billion pages since their first app launched in 2008.

Polar now has 320 customers in 11 countries and is powering 1,200 apps across iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, PlayBook, Windows Phone and Nokia devices. In the past year, Polar has increased their number of apps by 1,500%, their number of overseas customers by 220% and their user base by 67%.

“Ten million downloads is an achievement the team at Polar is proud of and represents our ability to scale in one of the hottest markets today,” says Kunal Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Polar Mobile. “2011 has been a big year for us and we continue to focus on enabling the next-generation media experience for our customers globally across all mobile devices.”

“Since MaRS began working with Polar Mobile in 2008, their leadership team has consistently demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial talents. It is no surprise to us that they continue to lead in this crowded global mobile marketplace,” says Krista Jones, Practice Lead in MaRS’ Information technology, Communications and Entertainment (ICE) practice.

To learn more about Polar Mobile, visit www.polarmobile.com.

About Polar Mobile
Polar Mobile provides media companies globally an industry-leading platform that makes it fast and easy to launch branded mobile apps across every smartphone. Over 1,200 mobile apps are powered by Polar Mobile’s SMART™ platform for 320 media publishers in 11 countries, including top magazines, newspapers, broadcasters and online portals across the news, sports, entertainment and lifestyle sectors.

About MaRS
MaRS Discovery District is a large-scale, mission-driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario. It focuses on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies. MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care; information, communications and entertainment technology; cleantech; advanced materials and engineering; and innovative social purpose businesses.

For more information, please contact:
Chris Stevenson
Director, Communications
MaRS Discovery District
416.673.8100 x8104

Sydney Strader
Communications, Polar Mobile