WeFi has launched a new Wi-Fi powered app portal called WeFiApps, a mobile application store designed for data intensive apps and services.
claims that it is the creator of the world's largest community-based global Wi-Fi network and has dedicated itself to help users find, connect, and enjoy Wi-Fi anywhere around the world.
With the launch of WeFiApps, WeFi aims to modernize mobile Internet use by providing a home for data-intensive mobile applications, powered by WeFi's high-performance global Wi-Fi network. The store consists of varied groups of mobile internet applications that would otherwise tax a carrier's network to be run over the best Wi-Fi connection WeFi can locate.
According to WeFi, users can choose between various application palettes, each with a different theme. These applications include communication services such as instant-messaging, mobile e-mail and VoIP; entertainment software such as games, sports, Mobile Video and TV; information sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and maps, social networks, news and more.
These apps are available to the users online or on any Wi-Fi enabled Symbian (News
) S60 mobile phone for free or through payment. Users can choose their desired pallet and download it to a mobile phone with a Wi-Fi app engine. Clicking the app from there will automatically connect it to Wi-Fi.
Companies like Joiku, Nimbuzz, Shape Services, NewACT (News
) and HOVR have already made a deal with WeFi to add their products to the store catalog. Their products will benefit from the automatic bandwidth boosting, as well as exposure to an audience of Internet-savvy users.
WeFi states that it has made WeFiApps different from other application vendors by focusing on enabling data-intensive mobile Internet applications to be launched and automatically get connected to Wi-Fi, thus providing an unrivaled user experience and convenience.
Zur Feldman (News
), CEO of WeFi, said that WeFiApps enables users to enhance their mobile Internet activities in their personal and professional lives, all the time utilizing a PC-like Internet experience over a mobile phone. It is yet another example of WeFi consistently coming up with innovative ideas for leading Wi-Fi technology forward, and raising the standard of the wireless experience.
WeFi said that as an unlicensed and generally unmanaged spectrum, urban users would find Wi-Fi networks in abundance and users also find it hard to figure which network is available and reliable. WeFi puts client-side software in devices to enable the backend server to aggregate an image of Wi-Fi coverage and transmit it back to the handset. The solution combines a community-generated database, smart connection manager and hotspot directory to locate and connect a user to a Wi-Fi access point where Internet access has already been verified by other WeFi-enabled devices.
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a version of its free software on the Android (News
) mobile operating system and announced
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Edited by Amy Tierney