ShoZu Launches on Ovi

Social media hub ShoZu has announced the availability of its mobile application for download in Nokias Ovi Store. ShoZu says it has brought its Symbian-based application into the world's largest mobile app store. (Presumably, thats in terms of the installed handset base. When I tried to get figures for the number of apps in the major app stores last week, only one – you guessed it, Ovi, would not tell me how many apps they had to sell or give away Ed.)
The ShoZu app for the Ovi Store provides two-way interactivity with dozens of social networking sites, including real-time status updates and uploading high-resolution images and video. It also offers uploading via wi-fi for devices supporting wi-fi.
Users can download the ShoZu app for a one-off fee of 7 (6) for the life of the Nokia handset, in line with Nokia's commercial arrangement with content providers for the OVI Store. For those Symbian Series 60 users already using the application, ShoZu recommends they backup the application when they reset their device's firmware, so they don't incur a fee to download the service again.
The service is initially available on all Series 60 Version 3 devices and the Nokia 5800, with support for the N97 device coming soon. A complete, frequently updated list of supported handset models is available via the ShoZu website, and at
It's now easier than ever for the millions of Nokia users to communicate with their favorite online communities, blogs and social networks, whether they're uploading photos, blogging or using other social media features to keep up with their online social life, says ShoZu CEO, Chris Wade. Our goal is to make it as convenient as possible for consumers to find and pay for our apps. Leveraging the OVI Store is part of that strategy.