Podcast: Dr Tim Willis talks about How to Start Up A Tech Business

I founded the business in 2008 at the end of my PhD when I got some funding. We’ve had the app out on the Android store since August 2011 and have had over 15,000 downloads. We’re hoping this will increase rapidly once we start doing some marketing soon.  Linguistics & Phonetics has been studied for millennia – according to Wikipedia (!) modern studies began to develop in the 18th Century and reached something of a golden age the century after.


Flexible Abbreviation Expansion is an area of word prediction, which grew with computers, originally aimed at helping people with spelling difficulties or motor disabilities which slowed their typing. We have the world’s first fully flexible (i.e. you don’t need to memorise any abbreviations) expansion system fully-self-contained on a mobile device, as far as we know.


Dr Tim Willis talks about How To Start a Tech Business by Raggeduniversity on Mixcloud