Just recently I was contacted by a Moblica employee, who wanted to explain me what they’re doing. It turned out they have a compelling offering. It’s called Snaptu and it looks like a really cool mobile widget platform, something like Nokia’s WidSets.
Naturally — like that’s case with most mobile widget platforms — the basic application is free to download, and the idea here is to make money out of advertising. Once the app is installed, you can easily add and remove Snaptu apps.
To make Snaptu instantly interesting to the end users, Moblica has signed up partnership agreements with media companies and content providers, as well as opened up its API to get developers on board.
As of December 2008, the following services are live on Snaptu: Accuweather global weather forecast, Goal Ventures live football scores, MyMovies movie reviews and UK charts, SeatWave fan-to-fan tickets for European concerts, Fancyapint London pub guide, Google Picasa, Google Calendar, Transport for London journey planner and tube status, Thomson Reuters news reader, Facebook mobile application and more.
Snaptu works on most modern phones — BlackBerrys have been recently included in the mix, as well as select touchscreen-equipped handsets such as Samsung Instinct — and in order to download it, hop over to snaptu.com and take it from there. Alternatively, you can point your mobile browser to m.snaptu.com and install the app without connecting your phone to a PC.