Snaptu – News, Weather, Twitter, Tube, Cinema on non-smartphone mobiles

October 7th, 2009

SnaptuIf you’ve got a recent smartphone such as an iPhone, Blackberry or an Android-based phone then you’ll be familiar with a whole range of applications: from applications to view tube times, access Facebook & Twitter, find local pubs or cinema times.

We’re now seeing a lot more people using non-smartphones to access information from the mobile web. Unfortunately, you’ll find that many websites are difficult to access from the phone-based browsers – they may have complex layouts, Flash or Javascript. This provide a less than optimal user interface (often impossible to use).

Snaptu is a downloadable Java application which aims to provide a nice interface to the mobile web on non-smartphone devices.

What applications are there?

  • Calendar
  • Cinema
  • Cricket scores
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • News
  • Pubs
  • Sudoku
  • Television Guide
  • Twitter
  • Tube
  • Weather

What does it cost?

It’s a free application which is advertising funded (adverts on the content pages within the application). You’ll still have to pay for mobile internet access so compare data tariffs.

Does it work with touchscreen phones?

Yes 🙂 I have run it successfully on my Viewty.

Demo Video

Thanks to long-time blog reader Ryan who suggested this tip.

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