Tag - Zumobi
The Zumobi team announced on Tuesday that its interface would come preloaded with Windows Mobile, making it the primary means of accessing widgets for the cellphone OS. The software will continue to center on a "tile" interface that lets users check out news feeds, media clips, and other short-form content simply by selecting visual icons; the software is meant as an alternative to web browsers and other sometimes cumbersome means of getting the same information, Zumobi says. The code should also take advantage of many smartphones' use of 3G to continually update tiles in the background and eliminate the wait times associated with visiting a website.
Zumobi today unveiled its first public beta for its new interface which it hopes will replace the slow and at times cumbersome experience of web browsing with Windows Mobile. Originally known earlier this year as ZenZui, the software is based entirely around the concept of visual tiles instead of long addresses that are hard to type on a handset: users hand-pick a set of relevant feeds that automatically update over the cellular link, letting users browse content by zooming into different tiles without the load times that often come with completely loading a page. Many tiles themselves are broken down into several categories.