APPS ROUNDUP: Snaptu, RIM, Zong
March 22, 2011
Mobile Apps Xchange
Snaptu brings LinkedIn to feature phones
Applications developer Snaptu has built a new LinkedIn app for feature phones using the latter’s development platform. This new LinkedIn app brings a smartphone-like user experience to over 2,500 different types of feature phone devices, about 80% of the devices sold worldwide.
RIM launches Facebook for BlackBerry in beta
Research In Motion has launched a new beta version of Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones. The initial release will be available for BlackBerry 6 users only, but support for BlackBerry Device Software 4.6 and higher will be added in subsequent beta releases and will be available at launch.
Zong expands payments platform
Zong has expanded its platform, enabling mobile payments to more application platforms and remote devices. Developers can now integrate Zong's mobile payments service in nearly any environment, including Flash, Unity, Interactive TV, gaming consoles, and the mobile web.
Mobeep alternative store to Android Market debuts
Mobeep, a secure mobile downloading software that enables users to download various mobile applications and content for free, has debuted. Mobeep is positioned as an alternative marketplace for “many disgruntled” Android users.
First revenue drop in 13 years signals that smartphones and tablets are reaching market maturity