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Background

Since 2005 the 51Degrees team have been creating mobile sites and providing consultancy services.

51Degrees was founded in April 2009 when we released an open source version of an ASP.NET module to detect mobile devices and redirect initial requests from these devices to a mobile friendly home page optimised for the small screen. This project, now titled 51Degrees Foundation, is freely available on Codeplex.

The Foundation is being continually updated to support new mobile devices and features requested by developers. Our goal is to maintain a fully open source server-side mobile device detection and redirection solution for Microsoft technologies.

During 2010 and 2011 we extended the underlying components of our services so that others can easily integrate them into their web sites. This product is called 51Degrees .NET Mobile Framework and is available for download and purchase on this web site.

Professional Services

In addition to the products available from this web site we provide consultancy and professional services covering:

Strategy - because defining a genuine business need and the associated return on investment for a proposed mobile web site or service is the first thing any organisation should consider.  Our experience in business and technology means we can ensure you've set realistic goals that complement your organisation's aims.

Architecture - ensuring the I.T. architecture and design is fit for purpose before you begin will help establish a strong foundation for the success of your mobile project.

Development - we can seed your existing .NET development team with experienced mobile developers, who will train and transfer knowledge during the project.

Architecture and Development services are charged on an hourly rate of $250. Strategy services are charged on an hourly rate at $400. Please contact us to discuss your precise requirement.

Why the name 51Degrees?

We're based in Reading, a UK town west of London. Reading's northern latitude is 51 degrees. As knowing a mobile devices location is such a major component of a great mobile user experience, we reckoned it was an appropriate name. How much more successful would a mobile web application be if it placed likely options relevant to the current location at the top of a list for easier selection, or avoided the use of a small and awkward keyboard to request an address or place name? It really is as simple as that!

Map of Reading in the United Kingdom where 51Degrees.mobi is based.
Company Details

51Degrees.mobi Limited is a UK based privately held limited company.

Registered Company Number: 7397529

VAT number: GB 105 0599 36

Correspondence address:

7 Church Street,
Reading,
Berkshire,
RG1 2SB.
United Kingdom

Registered Office:

5 Charlotte Close,
Reading,
Berkshire,
RG4 7BY.
United Kingdom