The Social Networker

by Chris Miller at 08:05:33 PM on Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
Zyb was much more than I thought when I first read the specs on it.  A tool to store stuff from your phone onto the server.  Interesting.  Sounds like a plan to start texting your friends like Twitter after they grab your address book.  Well wait a second.  You can not only store them, but assign another of the 100+ types of phones to your account and then sync back down?  Whoa!  All of the basic features for free, for now it says.  Not such how they plan on making money if they don't have some sort of paid service coming up.  Note what thought I had at the end of this posting

I looked up Blackberry and sure enough, 2 models (Pearl and 8700) were supported for mail, contacts and calendar.  Here is what the site says in the description:
What is Zyb?

Zyb is an easy way to store your phone's contacts, pictures, text messages and calendar events online.  ZYB also lets you connect with people you know and makes sure you always have their updated contact details on your phone.  As most of your real life friends are already on your phone, ZYB gives some additional social features like photo tagging and content sharing with the people you know.

How Does ZYB work?
ZYB lets you sync your phone's contents, over-the-air, with our server and allows you to control it online.  Each time you add or change data on your phone or on ZYB, and sync, your ZYB account is copied onto your phone and vice versa.

So let me give this a shot and try and out.  This actually sounded like a new way to do moving data from one cell to another.

  • 1) Zyb - piddy doo-dah
    Created by Joerg Michael at 08/30/2007 4:49:14 PM email | website

    Well, being the cynic guy I am, I'll tell you how they will make money. It's pretty easy actually. Once they have enough non-paid customers synching their phones with the zyb server, they will start selling premium accounts in several versions between $19.99 a month and something like $69.99. These accounts will give you access to all the interesting stuff on the other's phones.

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