By Telecom Lead Team: Vodafone Spain and Qualcomm iSkoot, a
subsidiary of Qualcomm, has launched Vodafone Buzz, an application based on
Qualcomm iSkoot’s social client and managed web service platform.
The web service platform allows
Android-based handsets and smartphones to access major social networks and
RSS’s from a single screen.
Users get access to their social network
updates and can customize their news, sports and entertainment services.
The application lets users know their
friends’ status and interact with them; post photos and send messages easily;
and enjoy a richer communication experience thanks to the iSkoot social client,
which offers network-efficient, all-in-one access to the social media and news
services customers count on to stay informed and in touch.
Many smartphone users are overwhelmed by
the proliferation of apps available for their phones and are concerned about how
the applications can affect their data invoice. Vodafone simplifies this choice
through a selection of the apps that perform best, both in terms of
functionality and how they communicate with our network.
After conducting extensive research and
comparisons, we are pleased to announce we have chosen the social networks
application Vodafone Buzz, based on the iSkoot social client, to bring together
all social content and the fact that we will offer this application for free
for all our smartphone users,” said IÃ±aki Cabrera, head of Services and
Innovation at Vodafone Spain.
Vodafone Buzz is now available for
Android-based handsets and smartphones and will be available on other
For us it represents a great
recognition of both the talent that iSkoot invested in designing the
application and the depth of the technology that has been created to support
this solution. We firmly believe that as the smartphone market matures, data
efficiency will become a key criterion for consumers, operators and equipment
manufacturers when choosing mobile applications,” said Colm Healy, vice
president and general manager of Qualcomm Internet Services Europe.