CUPERTINO, Calif. – July 2, 2007 – Mobio Networks today announced that it has launched new mobile, social media widgets for the large and loyal user bases of popular Web services Twitter, Digg and Kaboodle as part of the GetMobio mobile lifestyle portal. Mobio`s collection of over 50 Web service mash-ups helps connect you with the people, places and information that matter most while mobile. With Mobio widgets, you can find a hip new happy-hour spot to impress your co-workers, stay current with your favorite news sites, browse photos and share customized shopping lists with friends.
“When people think `mobile` and `widgets` they typically think RSS,” said Marcia Kadanoff, Vice President of Marketing of Mobio. “While we definitely mobilize RSS feeds, we also go way beyond this functionality. We take the best of these social media sites and make them available in a graphical and interactive format that truly allows you to stay active within your social network while you are mobile.”
Twitter on Mobio helps people to connect with a growing, global community of friends and strangers interested in what others are thinking and doing in their own lives – via both text and images. Fans of Digg, one of the most popular user-driven media and news websites, can now view all the hottest stories on the go using Digg on Mobio. With Kaboodle on Mobio, you can discover and recommend new things from fellow users with similar tastes and styles through the creation of customized shopping and wish lists.
“We are pleased to partner with Mobio to bring the power of online social shopping to the handset,” said Manish Chandra, Founder and CEO of Kaboodle. “Mobio`s easy-to-use mobile solution provides our fast-growing community the ability to take their shopping on the go. Kaboodle is a fun and simple way to discover, recommend and talk about great products and stores. Mobio gives Kaboodlers easy access to their friends` recommendations while they are out and about.”
Mobio has also released a free new widget designed to let users search for, organize and read their favorite blogs and news sites through a streamlined, customizable mobile interface called My RSS. Users simply click on the headline to see a brief description or they can view the story in its entirety, complete with images right on their handsets.
Mobio`s widgets are created to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of users – from those using the most popular and widely available mobile phones on the market, such as the Motorola RAZR, to more sophisticated smart phone models including the BlackBerry Pearl. By simply entering their information once, users can personalize their experience across all GetMobio collections to create a more intuitive, seamless interaction.
In January, Mobio was selected from hundreds of innovators to launch its GetMobio mobile lifestyle portal at the DEMO 2007 conference. Following the launch, Business 2.0 Magazine called Mobio one of the hottest start-ups to watch in its “Next Net 25” of 2007 and IDC named Mobio one of its “10 Emerging Wireless Entertainment Players to Watch in 2007.” In April, LAPTOP Magazine called Mobio one of “Ten Companies to Watch in 2007.”
About Mobio Networks
Mobio makes over 50 dynamic mobile applications and widgets that work together and are based on mash-ups of web services. Based in Silicon Valley, the company`s mission is to make compelling applications that are fun, simple and useful enough to merit everyday use on popular mobile phones. Around the globe, people use Mobio`s applications to locate the hottest bars, call a cab and book a table at the latest restaurants – all with very few clicks and minimal or no data entry. For more information, visit www.getmobio.com.
Mobio is a trademark of Mobio Networks, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners. The use of the marks associated with third-party companies running “on Mobio” are not meant to imply a relationship or affiliation sponsorship or endorsement of Mobio Networks, Inc. by these companies.