Update: Verdict? Unfortunately, Not Good. If you're thinking about installing, read through the comments first. How come every new big BB app is running into such teething problems!?! **
Officially announced for the BlackBerry today, Zumobi is a little hard to explain, a little hard to "get" from looking at a single screenshot, yet it is definitely cool and worth an install for anybody who considers themself to be a BlackBerry addict. Whether it's worth keeping installed, you can let us know that in the comments! To download, on your BlackBerry visit http://get.zumobi.com
Watch the 45 second demo above to get an overview of what Zumobi is all about and learn more about it after the jump...
From the release...
As the profile of Smartphone users expands to include more than just business users, Zumobi has developed its BlackBerry product to enhance the user experience by providing easy access to small “bites” of customized Web content via mobile device. The Zumobi platform, which is ad supported and gives a fully-branded experience to users, is an ideal medium for advertisers and content providers to directly reach consumers in an engaging and highly-targeted manner.
With an already robust library of widgets (Zumobi calls them “Tiles”) to entice users of Windows Mobile and BlackBerry with news, sports, weather, entertainment, games and more, Zumobi now offers even more new Tiles for users including NPR, AP Olympics report, Major League Baseball as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. Users can also create their own Zumobi mobile widgets from just about any Web content with the new Tile Creation Wizard now available on Zumobi’s website.
The boys at BlackBerry Cool have been all over Zumobi since they first saw it back at WES. Here's a look at their first impressions:
Zumobi for BlackBerry Impressions
As I've written up this post I've downloaded and installed Zumobi onto my 8320 Curve. Installation is a bit of a pain (gotta set up an account, but no big deal). As for the app, I love the concept, but my Curve is having a TOUGH time at the moment. OUT OF MEMORY. I guess I need to read a BB101 tutorial and Free Up Memory on my BlackBerry Smartphone. But come on RIM..we need MORE SPACE FOR APPS on these devices! I know the Bold has more, but it's STILL not enough.
If you give Zumobi a go be sure to let us know what you think (and how it's performing for you on your BB) in the comments!