Yahoo has bought a new social network for mobile users called Koprol. This network allows people to make friends, share photos, and find nearby locations all from their phone.
When accessing Koprol from your mobile device, you can see what friends are doing and where/when they are hanging out. You can find neighborhood restaurants, stores and other businesses, then rate your favorites for all to see. There is also a discussion feature where you can start and invite friends into conversations.
If you are wondering why you have not heard of this community-based information network, it’s because Koprol is currently specific to Indonesia. Yahoo, in hopes of making itself more enticing to mobile users, is planning on bringing over and utilizing the service in other parts of the world.
“Users are increasingly relying on mobile devices to communicate and access the Internet and they are looking for seamless integration between those devices and PCs. This is especially true in many emerging markets where we are introducing the Yahoo brand to many new-to-Net users,” said Rose Tsou, senior Vice President, Asia Region at Yahoo.
The next step in this new business venture for Yahoo? Enhancing Koprol’s service to include an app for BlackBerry and possibly more mobile devices down the road.
Source: CNET News