MocoSpace develops a web-based social network that counts over 14 million users and three billion page views per month. While the network, which launched in 2006, was previously only mobile web-based and prided itself on its users mainly being non-techies who don’t own an iPhone, Android or BlackBerry device, the site has evolved into smartphone apps as well. The site makes money with its virtual currency and through advertising and mainly reaches the 18 to 34 age demographic.
MocoSpace recently launched an Android app, which allows for live chat with friends currently on app or on the mobile website, photo uploads, profile viewing and commenting and message notifications. And MocoSpace now offers users a website, a feature phone site, a smartphone site, and and iPhone app.
The new funding will be used towards expanding social gaming on the platform. The MocoSpace audience already plays one million games on the site per month, but the company will soon be launching its own browser-based mobile social games, and is currently developing partnerships with mobile web game developers to provide a wide range of game titles on its platform. New funding will also be used towards hiring developers and engineers to support the new gaming platform.
MocoSpace is the largest mobile gaming community in North America, with twenty-two million registered users. Every day, one million games are played and gamers spend over one million hours on the MocoSpace Game Platform. For a young, multicultural, on-the-go generation, MocoSpace is the mobile community of choice for playing games, making friends, having fun and staying connected. MocoSpace is free and available on any Web-enabled mobile phone in the world. Launched in 2005, MocoSpace is based in Boston, Mass.,...