How We Started
Three friends sitting in a nondescript apartment, bouncing around ideas about how to make an impact on the tech world. The enthusiasm builds to a fever pitch and you can almost see the virtual light bulb shining brighter than it has ever before.
Sound like a clichÃ© scenario? Well, it has been the storyline for countless movies and books, but hereâ€™s the key difference: the Bongotones story is true.
Bongotones was, in fact, conceived in a nondescript apartment by three friends in college looking for ways to start a unique business. While this part might mimic Hollywood, that is where the similarities end.
In 2007, the three friends became co-founders of Bongotones, a multimedia company exclusively for phone and mobile devices. Started with minimal capital and a ton of sweat equity, Bongotones moved from concept to reality in September 2008 when Bongotones 1.0 was officially introduced. Listening to their users and constantly looking to improve, Bongotones launched an enhanced 2.0 version in May 2009.
Venturing initially into the frequently hazy arena of ringtones, Bongotones was committed from day one to being different. Unlike a lot of ringtone portals, Bongotones focused on usability and simplicity, while attentively listening to their loyal users.
Although the company was managed part-time, this did not impede growth. Bongotones enjoyed a steady ascent, punctuated by a loyal customer base that continues to grow organically and exponentially.
Today, Bongotones still operates from the philosophy of constantly trying to improve. The next generation of Bongotones 3.0, currently in the works, will be a platform to create whatever mobile content you desire â€“ apps, games, music/mP3s, wallpapers and videos - without sacrificing any features that have made Bongotones a leader in the mobile content department.