Company name: SurfKitchen
Where it's based: Berkshire, U.K.
When it was founded: 1999
What year it was a Fierce 15: 2006

Why it was a Fierce 15: SurfKitchen created an alternative to browser-based solutions, offering operators and handset makers the ability to deploy simple, logical menus to ensure easy discovery, consumption and repeat usage of mobile data services. SurfKitchen managed to rack up the likes of Orange, O2, Telecom Italia Mobile and Telefonica as customers. Click here for more.

What has happened since it was awarded the Fierce 15: SurfKitchen said it has evolved its on-device portal strategy to one the company said "addresses the discoverability, usability and fulfillment challenges typically associated with delivery of mobile Internet applications and services." Thus, the company said its new SurfKit Mobile Internet Platform will allow operators to deliver an on-device service for subscribers to discover, acquire and use mobile Internet applications and services across smart and feature phones. The company said its products have been deployed by operators including Orange Group, Telstra, Telefonica, Cincinnati Bell Wireless and others.