MySpace ups commitment to mobile
The social site's plans for app-platform domination continue.
Fox Interactive Media-owned MySpace launched a new integrated and optimized mobile website for its 20 million worldwide members. This week, it unveiled plans for an updated version of MySpace Mobile (m.myspace.com / wap.myspace.com), extending the company’s global site redesign to mobile platforms accessible from any device.
Optimized for various screen sizes, the new mobile site includes the ability to configure email photo upload, and is supported in 13 languages and localized for 29 countries, including Canada.
MySpace Canada GM Dave Stevens calls the move ‘a tremendous opportunity,’ adding that mobile will play a significant part of the business strategy in Canada in coming months, as the co is actively working with all of the country’s major wireless carriers.
At the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona yesterday, MySpace CEO and co-founder Chris DeWolfe discussed plans to develop new, fully integrated apps for Nokia’s S60 web run-time environment and Palm’s new webOS – a move that would make the site the only social network with apps supported on all smartphone platforms currently active in mobile social networking, including iPhone, Google Android, Sidekick, Nokia, Palm and BlackBerry. The news comes on the heels of MySpace’s announced support of the Symbian Foundation, which it will join to help construct socially relevant context for developers utilizing the platform.