Orange has announced a service that enables its mobile phone customers to access social networks on the move. Called Social Life it lets users view and post updates, upload photos etc. from one single log in.
Accessible from Orange World, Orange’s mobile internet portal, Social Life allows customers to update Facebook, MySpace and Bebo. Other social networks and ‘Web 2.0 sites’ will be added later in 2009.
Users can update their status and upload photos to some or all of the three social networks via the Social Life home screen. Social Life also allows customers to keep on top of social network activity through SMS. You can receive free text alerts on specific social network activity as well as send updates via text message.
Orange is also launching Orange Widget Player, a customisable interface which provides fast access to useful content and favourite applications from the Orange home screen on Orange Signature devices (currently only the Nokia 6303).
Using Widget Player, customers can instantly access news, weather and sport updates along with applications such as search, Wikipedia, world clock and others. Widget Player will be rolled out on further devices during 2009.