There are plenty of companies out there that specialize in bringing websites to mobile devices by creating optimized sites, such as MoFuse, Jagag, ByteMobile, and many more. But with the fast growth of web use and apps in the mobile space, there’s definitely room for more startups. Moovweb is entering this space with its offering, which helps brands create customized mobile sites for smartphones as well as develop mobile apps.
Moovweb launched earlier this year with a $700,000 investment led by Sun Microsystems co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim, with other angel investors participating. The startup focuses on helping brands and companies determine whether to create a mobile site or an app or both. Moovweb’s technology promises to create highly optimized sites and retain as much functionality of a brand’s site as possible. And where browsers are more limited, Moovweb will downgrade the experience.
In terms of the startup’s app development capabilities, Moovweb can develop native smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android, Palm and BlackBerry, that offer location functionality, contact integration, smart autocomplete widgets, local storage, background processing, camera integration, photo upload, accelerometer, compass, native maps, notifications, in-app payments, and more. And Moovweb also includes an analytics feature for clients, MoovAnalytics, that offer mobile analytics and data.