The leading global Internet brand, Yahoo! Inc. has announced the preview availability of its revolutionary new social address book that consolidates social networking, SMS and IM (instant messaging) activities – Yahoo! oneConnect (iPhone is the first implementation), aiming to offer innovative integrated mobile messaging for new level of convenience.
“The iPhone has ignited and captured the imagination of what a mobile phone can do,” said Marco Boerries, executive vice president, Yahoo! Connected Life. “The rich feature set of the iPhone enables the best way to experience oneConnect. The powerful combination of Yahoo! Blueprint, the mobile platform, and the iPhone SDK, was leveraged to create this unique experience of oneConnect for millions of iPhone users.”
Main Features Of ‘Yahoo! oneConnect For iPhone’:
- Full-featured address book that can integrate contacts from the user’s Yahoo! Address Book, iPhone and social networks.
- Integrated mobile messaging with your friends via SMS or Yahoo! Messenger. Have fun with emoticons, avatars and photos.
- Pulse – A convenient way to see what’s happening on your social networks with an at-a-glance view of status updates, photo uploads and more. The initial version of Yahoo! oneConnect supports networks including Bebo, Dopplr, Facebook, Flickr, Friendster, Last.fm, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube.
- Favorites – A simple way to keep your most important people close at hand to check on status, call or send a quick message or email.
The Yahoo! oneConnect free application is now available for popular iPhone and iPod touch in US, via Apple’s iPhone App Store, and is also expected to support more mobile devices and become available internationally in the near future.