Polar Mobile

Polar Mobile

Polar Mobile has rapidly established itself as a leader in providing end-to-end mobile solutions in North America. Polar Mobile's key expertise includes content management systems, delivery of rich media through applications and mobile websites, strong analytics reporting, and effective interactive advertising.

Past clients include some of the world's most respected and sought after consumer brands. Polar Mobile's solutions have been designed for all of the major mobile platforms on the market and have always held a strong focus on exceptional user experience.


News on Polar Mobile

Toronto's Polar Mobile Streamlines Brand, Launches Native Ad Platform
Toronto-based Polar Mobile has rebranded and launched a new product. The Canadian company, founded in 2007, is now called Polar, in order to "better align" with its MediaVoice platform, which it... more
Daily Racing Form Utilizes Polar Mobile's MediaEverywhere Solution
This year, for the first time, 100% of publishers plan on formatting their content for mobile, according to an Alliance for Audited Media survey. So we weren't surprised to learn that... more
First-ever Startup Week Okanagan Goes Down Next Month
The first Startup Week Okanagan will take place in Kelowna BC from March 1 through 10. Organized by community volunteers and members of Digital Okanagan, Accelerate Okanagan and Creative... more
Polar Mobile Launches MediaEverywhere, an HTML5 Solution for Distributing Media Across Devices
Earlier this year, Canadian startup Polar Mobile raised $6 million. The round of funding was dedicated almost entirely to the development and global growth of MediaEverywhere, which was described... more
Canadian Startup Polar Mobile Hires Two Former Radian6 Employees as VPs
Canadian startup Polar Mobile, which earlier this year raised $6 million, has announced two new strategic hires. One of them is Rob Begg, who was formerly a vice president of product marketing for... more
Canada is an Amazing Place to Launch a Startup, Entrepreneurs Affirm
There are challenges to building companies in Canada. But those challenges are no greater than ones faced elsewhere in the world. This was one conclusion drawn at the World Congress on Information... more
Want a Job? Look No Further Than Canada's Exploding Mobile App Industry
Smart mobile device adoption has exploded this year and, along with it, mobile apps. But most people didn't know it was this big: a whopping 50,000-plus employees driving a staggering $775 million... more
The Hockey News Becomes Polar Mobile's First MediaEverywhere HTML5 Customer
The Hockey News and Canadian Living are officially the first customers of Polar Mobile's new MediaEverywhere solution, which creates HTML5-based mobile websites. The two publications are flagship... more
Polar Mobile Re-brand Reflects Changing Mobile Landscape
Toronto's Polar Mobile has come a long way since being founded by a group of enterprising young University students in 2007. Today they announced a company-wide re-brand which marks the next... more
Polar Mobile and Impact Founder Kunal Gupta Hosts the Inaugural Impact Circle
Last week was a busy one for Toronto startup Polar Mobile. On Monday, they played host to DevTO  16. On Thursday, Polar entertained another group of guests. The Impact Entrepreneurship Group,... more
Achievers Names Most Engaged Tech Workplaces in Canada
Achievers has announced their 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards and a handful of Canadian tech companies were included on the prestigious list. The purpose of the awards is to inspire enhancements... more
Mobile Developers Become King as Mobile Traffic Jumps from 4% to 24% in One Year
Long-time predictions of significant mobile traffic growth are finally coming to fruition and Techvibes is witnessing it firsthand. According to Google Analytics, in June last year 4% of... more
Polar Mobile raises $6 Million from Georgian Partners for MediaEverywhere
Toronto's Polar Mobile today announced a $6 million funding round led by Georgian Partners. The new funding adds to more than $3 million invested to-date from private investors and is being used... more
How Mobile Technology will Transform the Media Industry in 2012
As CEO of Polar Mobile, entrepreneur Kunal Gupta (@kunalfrompolar) leads a team that is responsible for launching innovative mobile products for hundreds of media companies globally that are read... more
SoJo Wants to Cultivate Socially Conscious Companies
If you're into Canada's tech scene, you've probably heard of Kunal Gupta. He's the young entrepreneur behind Polar Mobile, an explosively successful mobile app development startup in Toronto with... more
Polar Mobile hits 10 million app downloads, International CEO Gupta plans to expand to 80+ employees
I had an opportunity to attend the SociaLight conference, a youth enterprenurial and leadership conference over the weekend and saw the Canadian CEO of Polar Mobile, Kunal Gupta speak.  He... more
Polar Mobile Apps have been downloaded 10 Million times
Toronto's Polar Mobile announced today that their Apps have been downloaded over 10 Million times and the company has served over 1.5 Billion pages since the first App launch in 2008. “10... more
Indonesia's largest newspaper launches 50 apps powered by Toronto's Polar Mobile
Kompas, Indonesia's largest newspaper, is expanding their mobile presence with the launch of 50 new Apps across iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, PlayBook, Android, Windows and Nokia devices with Toronto... more
Should Custom App Developers be weary of Development App Platforms and a Growing Wireless Industry at Large?
There is a changing sentiment among technology enthusiasts and those who want custom mobile apps built that a do-it-yourself solution is becoming more of a viable option for return on investment... more
TiE Toronto launches TiE Institute to help entrepreneurs learn from each other
Last night, TiE (Talent, ideas and Enterprise) Toronto hosted an event at the Fasken Martineau LLP offices to announce the launch of a new TiE Institute program. “Entrepreneurs are the engine... more
Toronto's Polar Mobile opens Dubai office, works on apps for companies in Middle East
Toronto startup Polar Mobile has signed a partnership with EMS, the smartphone partner for major handset manufacturers and operators in the Middle East region, to launch mobile apps... more
Toronto's Polar Mobile among Canada's 50 Most Engaged Workplaces
I Love Rewards has released its 2011 edition of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in Canada. Toronto-based Polar Mobile has made the cut (it did last year as well). Tech sites aren't big on the... more
Polar Mobile to launch 300 apps for Nokia smartphones
Toronto's Polar Mobile announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Nokia to launch over 300 mobile apps for Nokia smartphones over the next 12 months. Polar Mobile will be... more
Polar Mobile partners with Metroland Media to launch 500 Apps
Polar Mobile announced this morning plans to launch over 500 mobile Apps with Metroland Media for 104 local community newspapers across smartphone and tablet devices. Metroland is Canada’s... more
Toronto's Polar Mobile continues success with MLB and NFL deals
Toronto-based app developer Polar Mobile, which sealed a deal with the NHLPA in December, has now signed multi-year licensing agreements with both the Major League Baseball Players Association and... more
Toronto's Polar Mobile seals major deal with Intel
On the heels of deals with tech titans like Microsoft and Research In Motion, Toronto's Polar Mobile has now struck up another one, this time with computer chip maker Intel. Intel developed Meego... more
Why you should include the Windows Phone as part of your global mobile strategy
Today, the Toronto Board of Trade hosted a luncheon to discuss the “Global Mobile Opportunity” with speakers Gladstone Grant, VP, Developer and Platform Group, from Microsoft Canada... more
RIM collabs with Toronto's Polar Mobile in exclusive apps deal for BlackBerry PlayBook
Waterloo's Research in Motion has struck a big deal with Toronto-based mobile app developer Polar Mobile. The collaboration will see Polar develop dozens of exclusive apps for RIM's BlackBerry... more
Techvibes launches free mobile app across all five major platforms
You may have seen the sexy advertisements quietly running on our site over the past week. Or you may not have. Either way, today marks the official launch of the Techvibes mobile app, which is... more
Toronto startups gather to discuss the future of mobile technology
Day one of Social Media Week in Toronto featured an afternoon event focused exclusively on the trends and local startups that are impacting the mobile space today. The panel discussion entitled... more
Student app developers ready to throw down at the Battle of the Apps
Microsoft is pitting student mobile developers against each other in a battle royale of app development, and is hoping that Windows 7 users will be the ultimate winners. Student developers and... more
Polar Mobile building app for NHLPA
Polar Mobile is no stranger to making sports mobile. CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated, Rogers Sportsnet, The Hockey News, and even the Toronto Maple Leafs (ouch) have enlisted their help to build... more
Polar Mobile gives WWF new way to connect with supporters
Toronto’s Polar Mobile is helping the World Wildlife Federation keep their supporters informed with a new mobile app. The app, for BlackBerry, Android, iPhone and Windows, gives users... more
Polar Mobile to develop 500 new apps for Windows Phone 7
Microsoft seems to be hitting the ground running, swinging and body-checking in all directions. With the spectacular failure of its Windows Mobile and "Kin" marring the company's stock prospects in... more
Microsoft chooses Polar Mobile for Window Phone 7 apps
Toronto's Polar Mobile continues to rack up new clients and press. Yesterday the Globe and Mail reported that Microsoft has tapped the Canadian app developer to build a slew of new software for... more
Small Business Forum to focus on Financing
On Tuesday, October 19th Enterprise Toronto is hosting their annual Small Business Forum and how to find and secure financing for early-stage ventures will be a hot topic. The event's more than... more
Polar Mobile builds 190 GameTracker Apps for CBS Sports
CBSSports.com College Network announced today the launch of 190 free mobile apps for 95 NCAA colleges and universities on Android and BlackBerry smartphones. Produced in partnership with Toronto's... more
Polar Mobile reaches 150 Super Apps
Toronto's Polar Mobile has experienced tremendous growth in 2010 and today reached 150 Super Apps for BlackBerry smartphones for the likes of TIME, CNNMoney, Shanghai Daily, BusinessWeek, The... more
Deloitte Technology Fast 50 winners announced
The winners of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 were announced today and there numbers are impressive - an average five-year revenue growth rate of 5,638 per cent. Crazy numbers and while Deloitte... more
Future of Media short on future insights
Last night Digital Journal hosted an evening discussion called Future of Media in Toronto's Drake Hotel.  The participating panel included Mark Evans, Elmer Sotto from Facebook Canada, Anjali... more
Techvibes TV: Polar Mobile's Kunal Gupta at the GROW 2010 Conference
The GROW 2010 technology conference took place last week at the Vancouver Convention Center, and Techvibes was on location with an on-site studio conducting video interviews with a... more
Polar Mobile scores with FIFA World Cup app
As Spain beat the Netherlands to win the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, soccer fans around the globe turned to Toronto-based Polar Mobile’s WC2010 App on their BlackBerry smartphones to... more
Waterloo Class of '99 impresses
Great article over the weekend in the Financial Post about the success of the Class of ’99 from the University of Waterloo’s engineering program One is a venture capitalist who just... more
Two great mobile apps for the World Cup: WC2010 and ScoreMobile FC
Score Media's ScoreMobile FC Score Media, the parent of The Score Television Network, theScore.com, Hardcore Sports Radio and ScoreMobile, has launched ScoreMobile FC, a free new app for... more
Kunal Gupta talks in depth about Polar Mobile
We've spoken to Kunal Gupta, CEO of Polar Mobile, about Polar Mobile before.  However, in this video, Kunal goes in depth into how Polar was created and some of the ups and downs he's faced... more
Polar Mobile's Kunal Gupta on Impact
We've spoken to Kunal Gupta, CEO of Polar Mobile, about Impact before.  However, in this video, Kunal goes in depth into how Impact was founded and what it is today. We hope you enjoy this... more
Kunal Gupta talks about Impact.org
I recently visited Kunal Gupta who is the CEO of Polar Mobile.  We featured an interview with him earlier this week.  Today we present a conversation with him about an organization he... more
CEO Kunal Gupta talks about Polar Mobile
Last week I had a chance to sit down with Kunal Gupta.  Kunal is the CEO of Polar Mobile.  In our conversation Kunal talks about Polar Mobile, what they do, how they started and also... more
Polar Mobile introduces White-Label Mobile App for BlackBerries
Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Toronto's Polar Mobile introduced MINT, their newest software product in a successful line of mobile content solutions. MINT, exclusively for... more
Polar Mobile's Maple Leafs App hits 100,000 users in 12 Months
Toronto's Polar Mobile announced this morning that their Toronto Maple Leafs Mobile App has hit 100,000 users and nearly three million page views per month. Like Dion Phaneuf and J.S. Giguere over... more
App Stores - The Digital Flea Market
  The Canadian division of the international Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) and Gowlings are presenting a second workshop in the MEF Canada Thought Leadership... more
Gowlings hosts App Stores Workshop
The Canadian arm of the international Mobile Entertainment Forum and Gowlings are presenting the second workshop in the MEF Canada Thought Leadership Series later this... more
Digital Media People to Watch in Ontario in 2010
2009 saw the further introduction of the Techvibes brand in the Toronto tech community.  In the coming 12 months we will be highlighting many insightful people, innovative companies and... more
Polar Mobile masters media coverage
Great article in today's Financial Post about Polar Mobile and their founder Kunal Gupta. Young entrepreneurs out their might remember Gupta most recently for his work as the Founder of the Impact... more
Canadian New Media Awards announces 2009 finalists
The Canadian New Media Awards (CNMAs) have announced this year’s finalists in 19 different prestigious award categories. As part of nextMEDIA Toronto, Canada’s leading digital media... more
Polar Mobile Hits 1 Million Users
Toronto's Polar Mobile announced today that applications built using the company's content and advertising platform are now being used by more than 1 Million worldwide. Polar Mobile works with... more
RIM give BlackBerries a push
Research In Motion announced today the availability of a new BlackBerry push API (application programming interface) that will enable developers to push real-time content to BlackBerry smartphones.... more
Amazon Web Services Startup Event in Toronto
Amazon Web Services Startup Tour touched down in Toronto yesterday, showcasing their cloud computing platform and some local startups using their services. Mike Culver from Amazon gave the... more

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