Yahoo’s oneConnect

Sale reports show the unprecedented growth in iPhone sale. When that is happening, Yahoo has announced that it will bring its oneConnect social address book application to Apple’s App Store to work on both the iPhone and iPod touch.

Yahoo’s oneConnect application lets users integrate contacts, send instant messages or SMS messages, and view their friends’ latest activity on social networks. What’s most compelling about oneConnect is that it doesn’t bog you down in solely Yahoo software. Instead, the service supports AOL Instant Messenger along with Yahoo Messenger, and support for social networks like Facebook and MySpace. oneConnect for the iPhone and iPod Touch is available now as a free download on the App store and Yahoo promised that more versions will be rolling out for other devices in the near future.

This new iPhone application can centralize communications and social-networking activity. OneConnect allows everybody to keep connected to the persons they care about. It’s a socially connected address OneConnect allows everybody to keep connected to the persons they care about. It’s a socially connected address book Yahoo is following others to bring more applications to mobile devices in an effort to tap into the growth of mobile Internet use. Previous Yahoo applications such as OneSearch and Go compete against Google applications including Gmail, Search, and Maps.

A related “Favorites” feature lets people track or quickly contact the handful of people in a user’s inner circle. Another feature provides a unified hub of instant messaging, SMS messages, and e-mail. OneConnect will be available in the U.S. initially, but ultimately to the world.

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