StumbleUpon, a discovery engine, has announced the introduction of its free application for iPhone and Android (News - Alert)-powered mobile devices, which will allow users in discovering and sharing cool content from the Web using their mobile phones.
In a release, Garrett Camp, founder and CEO of StumbleUpon said, "Following the success of our iPad app, we're excited to extend the stumbling experience to iPhone (News - Alert) and Android device users, letting people explore the best of the web at any time no matter where they are. Downloading the app is easy and once logged-in, users can discover great online content that's tailored to their preferences."
The latest StumbleUpon application is optimized for the mobile discovery experience, it uses the same personalized recommendation technology which users would face while using their personal computer or iPad. While using their mobile phone, users can 'thumb-up' or 'thumb-down' the sites they have liked or disliked, and these preferences will be saved by the application for their next session when they open it.
Users can define their stumbling to a particular category like Photography or Science, or browse through all the pages in no specific category. Users can also view content on the best content sites, going through lush photography on Flickr or funny videos on YouTube (News - Alert).
This latest free application can be downloaded from Apple's iTunes store or through the Android Market.
StumbleUpon is a discovery engine which is responsible for finding the best of the web that is recommended for each user. With more than 15 billion stumbles till date, and over 10 million users and 600 million personalized recommendations each month, StumbleUpon is the primary way in discovering great, peer-sourced content on the Internet. StumbleUpon offers almost 500 topics which users can choose for indicating their interests and preferences so that each Stumble produces only the most relevant content.
StumbleUpon is presently the largest personalized content discovery engine on the web, which delivers more than 500 million personalized recommendations every month from its index of 45 million human-submitted pages.
Over 40,000 advertisers have been using StumbleUpon for promoting their products and services. StumbleUpon was established in the year 2001 and is based in San Francisco. Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Patrick Barnard