Sam from KeyToss just let me know that they have updated their mobile portal with a bevy of new features. You can check them out at http://m.keytoss.com/ from your BlackBerry browser.
From the press release:
You can now add virtually any link to your personal web pages, and share them with others. KeyToss enables four types of custom links:
- links to mobile-friendly pages
- links to pages that are automatically converted to mobile format using one of four mobile transcoders
- links to user-selected news feeds
- links to Google Local searches customized to the user’s location
Users can choose from a set of pre-selected links, or enter their own links, either by typing them directly, or by clicking a bookmarklet while browsing from a PC.
Other new features include a Gmail status module and a mobile transcoder module. The Gmail module alerts the user to new messages in the selected Gmail account, and provides a direct link to the Gmail Mobile website. The mobile transcoder module gives users a choice of four mobile transcoders – Google, Mowser, Skweezer, and Phonify – to convert any webpage into mobile-friendly format.
Access to over 50 search tools in one search bar.
Tools include Google, IMDb, Amazon, Yelp, Dictionary.com, Wikipedia, Yahoo, MSN, and Yellowpages.com. Users can select which tools to include in a drop-down menu, and can access the full set of tools at any time using keywords. The major search players are unable to offer this major convenience to users. Even Yahoo, with its newly declared “open” strategy, is unlikely to give users the option of using competing search engines.
KeyToss saves the user time by automatically sending the user’s pre-selected location for searches on Google Local, Yelp, and Yellowpages.com. The user can store an unlimited number of locations and can switch between locations with one click.
News feed summaries.
Add just about any RSS or Atom news feed, and control how to display it. Number of headlines, summary display, conversion of article links to mobile-friendly format, and choice of mobile transcoder. Users benefit from knowing what’s popular with the growing KeyToss community, which has shared over 1,300 news feeds.
Location-aware websites allow users to customize content to their location, but typically require the step of entering additional information. KeyToss saves users time by embedding location information in the links. For example, when a user clicks on movietickets.com, the site will immediately display movie theaters in the user’s own location. If the user changes locations within KeyToss, the links automatically update.
Powerful browser-based desktop interface.
Users can benefit from a large screen and high bandwidth while designing and managing their custom mobile portal from their computers. Convenient bookmarklets enable users to add new mobile sites and news feeds to their portal with one or two clicks.
KeyToss makes it easy to move documents, applications, and media files from the computer to the phone. This eliminates the need to manipulate memory cards or deal with cables and sync software just to move a single file.
Sports scores, weather forecasts, and stock quotes.
All customized to the user’s preferences, of course.