iSkoot began in 2005 with the simple premise that the services we use to stay connected would be even better if they worked on the mobile phones we carry around for the express purpose of, well… staying connected.
And not just on some mobile phones. And not just over WiFi or 3G. And not in a way that degrades the overall performance of the network. Making Internet services work on mobile phones means:
- making them work for everyone
- on the handsets most people use today
- over wireless networks most people can access
- in partnership with the mobile operators who built the network in the first place
We began with the best internet calling service we knew, releasing iSkoot for Skype in early 2006, and in 2007 we had the opportunity to work with Skype and wireless operator 3 Mobile to develop software for the award-winning 3 Skypephone.
On the heels of our first carrier-deployment, we set to mobilizing – and integrating – other Internet services, like top social networks, consumer email, instant messaging and RSS. Since 2009, iSkoot has partnered with wireless operators AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile USA, and O2 Ireland to bring all-in-one Internet service solutions to market.
The secret sauce behind all of iSkoot’s products, from mobile Skype to integrated social media tools, is The iSkoot Platform — a unique architecture that moves data-intensive tasks off of the phone and onto a smarter network that can pick up the slack.
AT&T Social Net – Integrated Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and live RSS solution preinstalled and/or available for download on J2ME and BlackBerry handsets. Available today from AT&T.
Social Beat – Integrated social networks, Gmail, Google Talk and live RSS solution preinstalled and/or available for download on for BREW and BlackBerry handsets. Available today with Verizon.
T-Mobile Social Buzz – All-in-one Facebook, MySpace and Twitter preinstalled on J2ME handsets. Available today from T-Mobile.
US Cellular Social Scene – With social media, email, IM and more, Social Scene lets you keep in touch your way. Available today.
Vodafone Buzz –Vodafone España customers with Android devices can now use a single app to stay connected to their Facebook and Twitter accounts and top sources for news, sports, and entertainment. Available today.