Yahoo! oneConnect for iPhone

Posted by at 7:35 pm on September 14, 2008

The preview Yahoo! oneConnect, a new social address book, is now available in the Apple  iPhone  App Store and is also expected to support additional devices in the coming months.

With Yahoo! oneConnect, users can integrate all their contacts, send instant or SMS messages, post their status, and view the latest activity from their favorite social networks — making it easy to stay connected and in the loop.

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.

 Key features include

  • Full-featured address book  that integrates contacts from the users Yahoo! Address Book, iPhone and social networks.
  • Pulse:  A convenient way to see whats happening on your social networks. The initial version of Yahoo! oneConnect supports networks including Bebo, Dopplr, Facebook, Flickr, Friendster, Last.fm, MySpace, Twitter  and YouTube.
  • Integrated mobile messaging  with your friends via SMS and Yahoo! Messenger, including support for avatars, photos, and emoticons.
  • 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.

Availability

Yahoo! oneConnect is available today free of charge for the iPhone and iPod touch  in the United States. In future releases, Yahoo! oneConnect is expected to support additional devices and become available internationally.

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