The Facebook-exclusive Snaptu
Post written by Olive Dove
In my blog entitled Snaptu - Alternative Software for Mobile Internet, I talked about accessing social media like Twitter on mobile device via Snaptu and Snaptu’s acquisition by Facebook.
As of any acquisition, the new owner would optimize control and utilize the newly acquired company to its advantage. Snaptu has posted ‘Apps ending on 11/11/2011’ notice on Snaptu mainpage on mobile device. The full text of the notice read:
"On 11/11/2011 we’ll end most of our apps, including Twitter, Cricinfo, LinkedIn. These apps will no longer be available. Snaptu is now part of Facebook, and we strongly encourage you to upgrade to our latest Facebook app."
The same notice can also be found at Snaptu’s blog.
The all new Snaptu will be an exclusive Facebook app for iPhone, Android and Blackberry.
Hardcore old Snaptu fan like me would miss the pre-11/11/2011 Snaptu experience dearly. I’ll have no choice but to revert to Opera Mini and Opera Mobile to access social media on the go.