APPS ROUNDUP: Mimvi, Twitter, Google

Staff writer
25 Nov 2010

Mimvi launches mobile app search engines

Mimvi has launched a proprietary search and recommendation technology based on cognitive computing for all mobile application platforms. The patent-pending technology has been used to create platform-specific search engines starting with the U.S. market's three primary "smartphone" players--Apple's iPhone, Google Android and RIM's BlackBerry.

Twitter launches push notices

Twitter has launched push notifications for @mentions to ensure that users see important Tweets even when they are not looking at their phones. This will initially be available on SMS and on the latest version of Twitter for iPhone.

Editing on Google Docs while mobile

Google has rolled out a new documents editor on Google Docs, which supports editing on the mobile browser. This is now available to English-language users around the world on Android with Froyo (version 2.2) and on iOS devices (version 3.0+) including the iPad.

Roamware unveils LBS for routing mobile calls

Roamware has launched Local Short Codes, a location-based service that routes mobile calls according to the subscriber’s location. A business can obtain a three-to-five digit number from its mobile operator that can be used by their customers to access the business’ nearest branch from any location.

Warships converts 15% of free downloads

GetJar said Tequila Mobile has seen downloads of its free mobile game Warships: Sea on Fire convert up to 15% of its users to paying customers. The games publisher saw 1.4 million downloaded games during a recent campaign they ran using GetJar’s Pay-Per-Download service.

DiGi rolls out iPhone app for legal music downloads

DiGi Telecommunications has introduced Malaysia's first iPhone application that offers unlimited legal music downloads. This is in partnership with Universal Music and Sony Music, with over 400,000 songs available for download.

Ministry of Sound launches apps on iPhone, Windows Phone 7

Ministry of Sound now enables music lovers to purchase club tickets and provide delivery of club tickets to their mobiles via an application, in partnership with Trinity Mobile. The iPhone app has been created with Mobile Interactive Group and the Windows Phone 7 app with Bitmix.

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