For the past several months, I’ve been consulting for one of the biggest mobile companies you may never have heard of, if you live in North America, Movile. If you live in Latin America, you will likely know Movile, as one of the largest mobile value added services companies in the region. Movile is a diversified company with a portfolio of mobile products ranging from old-skool (wallpapers, alerts, ring tones, etc.) to incredibly progressive… Among Movile’s more progressive products are Mozca and Zeewe
Mozca is the leading mPayments platform and #1 processor of virtual goods payments on mobile in Latin America. Mozca powers mobile payments for a ton of social app developers who want to monetize their users in a new way. About 80% of people in Latin America don’t have credit cards, but most have mobile phones. This means that American social games companies that try to charge Latin American users by credit card alone, don’t convert very well. Mozca converts many times better than credit cards for that reason. You can check out a video on Mozca and the opportunity to monetize users in Latin America here.
Zeewe is a cross-platform mobile app store based on the open web standards of HTML5. Zeewe is a great place to discover and share cross-platform mobile apps for smartphones and tablets. Any mobile user with an HTML5-enabled browser can visit: http://go.zeewe.com and start using free apps in seconds, without registration or credit cards. Using Zeewe is easy:
- Visit Zeewe from an iOS or Android device, and discover tons of free apps.
- Click on an app that sounds interesting and see ratings and comments from other users.
- Download apps in seconds.
- Share apps with friends, and invite them to play games with you.
Zeewe showcases a ton of great HTML5 apps that will work seamlessly across iOS or Android. Zeewe’s “FriendZee” feature provides push notifications and social discovery through Facebook and Twitter, so users can easily see which apps their friends are using and try them out. Zeewe launched in late December, 2010 and just achieved 1.5 million users worldwide, with most users in the US, UK, Mexico, China, and Brazil.