2020

Alabama’s COVID tracing app joins nationwide network

November 20, 2020

Until now, Alabama’s app only worked with other users who had downloaded Alabama’s version of the app. The GuideSafe app was connected on Thursday to the Association of Public Health Laboratories National Key Server, which connects similar apps developed by 13 states and the District of Columbia, with more states to be added.

Read the full article on AL.com ›

NextGenBHM 2020: Jennifer Fisher

November 11, 2020

"My career highlight so far has been getting to work with a variety of companies in a number of different industries. I have enjoyed learning about how successful companies differentiate themselves in their respective markets."

Read the full article on Birmingham Business Journal ›

Campus, community innovators get due praise for combating COVID-19

October 30, 2020

Faculty, staff, student and community innovators were recognized for their 2020 contributions to COVID-19 research, innovation and entrepreneurship during the fifth annual UAB Innovation Awards presented by the Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HIIE) Oct. 29. Community Innovator of the Year: MotionMobs

Read the full article on The University of Alabama at Birmingham ›

MotionMobs helps Alabama companies succeed with mobile apps

October 19, 2020

Today’s world is steeped in technology and the digital age reaches into every corner of commerce, healthcare, education and business. Navigating a network of that scope and scale can be daunting, but a company in Birmingham is working hard to make the job easier. MotionMobs, co-founded by UAB graduate Taylor Peake, offers tech consulting and software development to a range of industries. From the non-profit sector to construction to hospitality, their expertise helps businesses find tech solutions to maximize their mobile presence.

Read the full article on This Is Alabama ›

Emily Hart named COO of MotionMobs

October 12, 2020

Local technology company MotionMobs has named Emily Hart the company’s COO. Hart has been with MotionMobs for six years and joined the company’s board in 2019. As COO, Hart will remain directly involved with active client projects from a strategy perspective, participating in the consulting process and strategic direction during development. She also will focus on continuing to grow the team.

Read the full article on Birmingham Business Journal ›

Tech Swamp by ACT: Episode 33

October 6, 2020

Podcast Special Guest: Emily Hart, MotionMobs This month we’re talking privacy. We’re being joined by some of our members who are participating in AppCon20’s privacy week for some small biz perspective when it comes to privacy and encryption legislation. Speaking of small biz, this week also happens to be small business week and what better way to celebrate than by amplifying the voices of our members!? And of course we’re going to hit tech history and run though some DC headlines.

Read the full article on Soundcloud ›

GuideSafe may be secret weapon against COVID-19 for Alabama to get back to normal

September 3, 2020

"Supported by federal coronavirus aid bill funding, the GuideSafe Exposure Notification App was built by UAB and Birmingham-based MotionMobs in collaboration with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and integrating Google‘s and Apple‘s Exposure Notification System (ENS)."

Read the full article on Alabama NewsCenter ›

EDPA’s Reignite Alabama announces winners of startup competition

September 1, 2020

"The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) held its Reignite Alabama Finale to the Alabama Launchpad Response Pitch Competition Thursday, awarding a total of $150,000 in funding to four businesses that have developed innovations to address challenges presented by COVID-19. The event, produced within the headquarters of the EDPA with no live audience, was streamed on the website and Facebook. Seventeen judges volunteered to evaluate applications and pitches to determine one winner for each sector in Reignite Alabama. Each of the winners will be awarded $37,500 to build their business. In advance of the finale, judges reviewed the 41 applications made to the competition, which were more applicants than ever before. Reignite Alabama focused on four sectors: healthcare, education, manufacturing and lifestyle. LIFESTYLE SECTOR: Motion Mobs, where Taylor Peake and Emily Hart have developed a mobile-based anonymous notifications app for COVID-19 exposure and future airborne viruses. Motion Mobs is based in Birmingham."

Read the full article on Alabama NewsCenter ›

Reignite Alabama competition awards $150,000 to 4 promising startups

August 28, 2020

"Lifestyle: Taylor Peake and Emily Hart of Birmingham-based software developer MotionMobs have created a mobile-based anonymous notifications app for COVID-19 exposure, and future viruses. MotionMobs recently launched its GuideSafe app in partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Alabama Department of Public Health and aims to expand the technology in other states."

Read the full article on Made In Alabama ›
hand holding smartphone

COVID-19 tracking apps, supported by Apple and Google, begin showing up in app stores

August 25, 2020

“As we started actually building the app, we realized there were even more limits in place than we had initially known about,” emailed Taylor Smith, a developer with Birmingham, Ala.-based MotionMobs who worked on GuideSafe. “The biggest one, I think, is that there is no use of the GPS allowed in the app.”

Read the full article on USA Today ›

GuideSafe COVID-19 notification app now available for download among general public.

August 18, 2020

"Supported by CARES Act funding, the GuideSafe Exposure Notification App was built by UAB and Birmingham-based MotionMobs in active collaboration with the Alabama Department of Public Health and integrating Google and Apple's Exposure Notification System. This app, previously available only to .edu email address holders during its recent pilot phase, can now be downloaded at no cost by any individual across the entire state via iPhone and Android devices."

Read the full article on Fox 10 News ›

COVID-19 Tracking App Available To The Public

August 17, 2020

"A phone app built by UAB and Birmingham-based MotionMobs that anonymously tracks COVID-19 exposure became available Monday to all Alabama residents."

Read the full article on WBHM: Public Radio for the Heart of Alabama ›

Alabama launches statewide coronavirus tracking app

August 17, 2020

"The GuideSafe app was developed with funding from the CARES Act. Experts from UAB worked with Birmingham-based MotionMobs and the Alabama Department of Public Health to develop the technology. Alabama is one of the first states to offer this technology to the public, said Dr. Karen Landers, medical officer for the norther district of Alabama."

Read the full article on Al.com ›

UAB Releases Coronavirus Exposure Notification App

August 17, 2020

"Supported by CARES Act funding, the GuideSafe Exposure Notification App was built by UAB and Birmingham-based MotionMobs in active collaboration with the Alabama Department of Public Health and integrating Google and Apple's Exposure Notification System."

Read the full article on Patch ›

COVID-19 Trackers Launch in Virginia and Alabama

August 11, 2020

"Seven hundred miles south of Virginia, the first American pilot-test of an app built with the Apple-Google API is live in the state of Alabama. GuideSafe was developed by the Alabama Department of Public Health, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Birmingham-based tech company MotionMobs."

Read the full article on ProgrammableWeb ›

How a Birmingham tech firm will shape colleges’ reopenings

August 7, 2020

"A critical component of the GuideSafe platform is a contact tracing app designed by local software company MotionMobs. The app utilizes Google and Apple technology for contact tracing and will be used to alert individuals when they have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 – complementing testing and other tools in the GuideSafe platform. "

Read the full article on Birmingham Business Journal ›

IT’S POISON! (or is it?)

August 6, 2020

"Children’s of Alabama recently launched a new mobile poison app designed to identify toxic plants and venomous and poisonous animals. The app—entitled “Poison Perils of Alabama” – is free and can be downloaded for both iOS and Android devices. The resource was designed to make parents, grandparents, teachers, and other caregivers aware of the plants, snakes, insects, and household items that the Alabama Poison Information Center (APIC) at Children’s receives calls about each year."

Read the full article on Potential Magazine ›

Alabama to get new contact tracing app

June 4, 2020

The app will use software from Apple and Google, which is already built into smartphones, to track those who may have been exposed to COVID-19 using Bluetooth signals. MotionMobs, a tech company based out of Birmingham, is playing a huge role in developing the app here in Alabama.

Read the full article on ABC 33/40 ›

Alabama’s contact tracing app won’t collect location data

June 4, 2020

Do you remember everyone you’ve come into contact with over the past 14 days? Well, if someone is diagnosed with COVID-19 health officials are going to want to use that information for contact tracing. With a new app ADPH, UAB and Birmingham-based company Motionmobs are developing, people won’t have to remember; their phones will collect that information for them.

Read the full article on WHNT 19 ›

B’ham-based company creating app with ADPH, UAB to slow spread of COVID-19

May 29, 2020

Governor Ivey mentioned last week about our state's deal with Google and Apple to use their new technology that would help notify people of possible exposure. MotionMobs is the software development and consulting company now helping to build the app.

Read the full article on WTVY 4 ›

Alabama balances privacy against accuracy in contact tracing app

May 29, 2020

A cell phone app to alert Alabama users if they’ve come in close contact with a person who tests positive for COVID-19 will not compromise users’ privacy, say the teams working on its development.

Read the full article on Al.com ›

B’ham-based company creating app with ADPH, UAB to slow spread of COVID-19

May 28, 2020

We're getting an update on just how soon you could possibly download the app that could help ADPH slow the spread of COVID-19.

Read the full article on WBRC 6 ›

Birmingham’s MotionMobs creates contact tracing app to slow spread of COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Birmingham-based company MotionMobs made headlines in the New York Times for the development of a new contact tracing app that could help slow the spread of COVID-19. Check out what the app’s all about, plus learn how universities like UAB will be using it.

Read the full article on Bham Now ›

University of Alabama System to push contact tracing app

May 22, 2020

Researchers at several dozen U.S. universities are developing mobile apps that aim to curb new infections of the novel coronavirus, but Alabama is one of the first U.S. school systems to move forward on deploying such an app...The contact tracing mobile app, which is being built by Birmingham-based software developer MotionMobs, will use programming code released on Wednesday by Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google that notifies people who were near users reporting as virus-positive. Users can remain anonymous the entire time.

Read the full article on Reuters ›

Alabama company makes it easier to deliver ‘Props’

May 6, 2020

Service-industry employees, such as those working as restaurant servers, have relied on tips that allow customers to directly register their appreciation. Many other jobs that enhance a customer’s experience are often left unthanked. That was the thought behind Props Love, an app that began as a labor of love for George Goodwyn of Montgomery-based Goodwyn Building...    

Read the full article on Alabama NewsCenter ›

MotionMobs designs app for Children’s of Alabama

April 10, 2020

Children’s of Alabama has launched a new mobile app intended to assist children on identifying toxic plants and dangerous animals. The app was developed by MotionMobs, a local custom software consulting and development firm in Birmingham...    

Read the full article on Birmingham Business Journal ›

Getting to Know Taylor Smith

April 8, 2020

"In October 2019, Ed Farm launched its pilot version of the Pathways course. It was an exciting experience full of action research and real time adjustments. Ed Farm team members Leah Pope and LaToria Foy delivered instruction and planned each class with intentionality and rigor, and they worked tirelessly to create a safe and welcoming classroom environment for all 18 learners. They also recruited two Swift experts from MotionMobs — a Birmingham-based software consulting and development firm — to provide additional instructional support. The experts, Taylor Smith and Matt Clark, provided real world insights into how to develop iOS apps using the Swift programming language. Their expertise was incredibly valuable, and they even took the time to create their own Swift Playgrounds from scratch to highlight various coding concepts ranging from functions to structures."

Read the full article on Ed Farm ›
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

New education initiative backed by Apple launches in Birmingham

February 27, 2020

Apple will be the key industry partner for Ed Farm through its Community Education Initiative. Apple is providing Ed Farm with hardware, software, funding and professional learning support...Partners in the effort include Alabama Power Co., Birmingham City Schools, Innovate Birmingham, Lawson State Community College, MotionMobs...  

Read the full article on Birmingham Business Journal ›

2019

Taylor Peake standing in front of the Tower, a building she owns

10 emerging influencers to know in Birmingham

August 5, 2019

Peake has made a mark on Birmingham in a number of ways. In addition to founding MotionMobs, she has also transformed the former Drummond Co. headquarters into the The Tower – a building that has become home to a number of companies.

Read the full article on Birmingham Business Journal ›

Birmingham is an incredible place to build a business

June 5, 2019

We’ve recruited from California, Ohio, and Tennessee, and they all relocated to Alabama. I have no doubt they would be a formidable force in Silicon Valley, but they’ve made Birmingham their home. The beauty of technology is that we can work where we want, and we want to be here…

Read the full article on This Is Alabama ›

2018

MotionMobs nominated for U.S. Chamber of Commerce Award

September 25, 2018

President Taylor Peake and MotionMobs are one of three woman owned business finalists for the annual Dream Big Awards presented by MetLife, which celebrates small business achievement and honors their contributions to the country’s economic growth…

Read the full article on Alabama News Center ›

MotionMobs partners with Montgomery startup on tech training initiative

September 19, 2018

Montgomery-based startup, CodingSolutions, has partnered with Birmingham’s MotionMobs to launch a new training program to prepare software development talent from Alabama universities for career positions with companies across the state.

Read the full article on Birmingham Business Journal ›

MotionMobs President Taylor Peake talks recent honors and the perks of being different

September 11, 2018

“I encourage minority talent that’s diverse in nature with different backgrounds and thought patterns,” Taylor Peake said. “The most important thing I’ve done is grow my team and build such a strong team. There is a huge advantage in being different.”

Read the full article on Birmingham Business Alliance ›

Women to Watch 2018: Emily Hart

August 30, 2018

“Communication has always been at the core of every job I’ve ever had. The work I do with MotionMobs is partially education and partially storytelling, which is the intersection of the things I love most, all within the realm of cutting-edge technology…”

Read the full article on Birmingham Business Journal ›

Bham app developers weigh in ahead of Apple conference

June 1, 2018

Birmingham tech companies will be glued to their screens during the keynote address to see what is coming down the pipeline from the Cupertino tech giant. MotionMobs was started 18 months after the App Store launched in 2008. So, the conference has become a tradition for Taylor Wyatt and her team…

Read the full article on Birmingham Business Journal ›

Risk & Reward

March 30, 2018

Taylor Peake Wyatt founded MotionMobs, a custom software consulting and development firm, during her last semester at UAB’s Collat School of Business. She was only 19 years old. Leaping into the technology industry was daunting, but the potential rewards were thrilling, she says…

Read the full article on UAB Magazine ›

2017

Birmingham exec testifies before Congressional committee

October 4, 2017

A Birmingham businesswoman is seeking to help Congress think through tax reform. Taylor Peake Wyatt, president of Birmingham’s MotionMobs, testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee on tax reform…

Read the full article on Birmingham Business Journal ›

Industry insight: Talking tech with local software experts

September 1, 2017

“The key to success is to push the rapidly growing startups here to extend their user bases beyond our state lines and establish a reputation for Birmingham as the next emerging tech hub…”

Read the full article on Birmingham Business Journal ›

2016

The movers and shakers in Bham’s app world

June 30, 2016

MotionMobs has been doing diverse work for many different clients, big and small, for several years now. The company’s main focus is business-to-business software applications that integrate various technologies together to increase efficiency…

Read the full article on Birmingham Business Journal ›

2015

Birmingham’s top women in tech: Taylor Peake

August 25, 2015

“Those hurdles have helped me be very intentional in everything I do. When you add value to someone’s business, it doesn’t matter your gender or your age. Bottom line results change the conversation…”

Read the full article on Birmingham Business Journal ›

2014

MotionMobs — Taylor Peake talks tech startup

November 30, 2014

Taylor Peake, co-founder of MotionMobs, shares the story of starting the software development company in 2010. We also talk about the path from idea to funding, how to address the shortage of tech industry talent in Alabama and the benefits of growing a tech business in the Magic City.

Read the full article on Shinecast ›

How to take Bham tech to the next level

October 10, 2014

As a seasoned entrepreneur, Taylor Peake knows first-hand why Forbes has described Birmingham as an up-and-coming tech hotspot. But she also recognizes what factors are holding the Magic City back. One of the key challenges: Birmingham’s unique tech and startup atmosphere hasn’t quite permeated Birmingham’s larger corporate culture.

Read the full article on Birmingham Business Journal ›

2012

New life in an old place

October 17, 2012

This time, the former Blackwell Furniture building, also known as the former BB’s China and Glassware, becomes the new home to MotionMobs, an app developer arising from Innovation Depot, and the new home to MotionMobs owner Tayor Peake.

Read the full article on Weld Birmingham ›