Motorola Labs: Mobile Mash-Ups
Motorola hired our principal, Paul Golding, as a technical “co-intrapreneur” to build a brand new business unit that offered scalable apps services to carriers. He assumed the interim role of Global Chief Architect, bringing “Web 2.0” methods into a more traditional J2EE world.
Besides providing the entire apps strategy, Paul was hands-on with architecting numerous solutions, including content management systems, mobile TV platforms, voice services, push-to-talk and music streaming using SIP signaling extensions.
Paul also started and ran a “Mash-Ups Lab” in Chicago for building service mash-ups atop of the platform. We built the world’s first location-based taxi-hailing system that also included single-click voice connections (using IMS) between driver and passenger. It was Uber before Uber.
Paul provided IMS consulting expertise to the Microsoft Exchange team as they started to embrace IP-telephony services and also consulted for the GSMA to benchmark proposed IMS chat protocols against existing protocols like Jabber etc.