WeeMee is an online digital identity and personalization service that allows users to create cartoon-like avatars that embody their user's emotions, hobbies and fashion preferences. Through the partnership with Jamster, mobile phone users can now create and access customized avatars for themselves, friends and family on their mobile devices, using them as wallpapers, screensavers and visual caller ID images, as well as sharing them via Bluetooth and MMS.
Jamba users in the USA, UK, Germany and Portugal can now find WeeMees on www.jamster.com, in the Games & Apps / Mobile Software / New category. Simply enter your mobile phone number and begin creating avatars for immediate use. Jamster customers can create WeeMee avatars for everyone in their phonebook and assign their images to appear when the specified user rings.
The WeeMee services are now available on Jamster and Jamba websites. WeeWorld already has a rapidly growing audience with more than twelve million WeeMees created. In addition to Jamba, other WeeWorld partners include AOL, Microsoft, and Skype, allowing users to create a single consistent personality across their entire online and mobile digital life.
"As consumers continue to rely on mobile phones for a more integrated experience with phone, Web and email functionalities, they will demand new ways to personalize their experiences," said Markus Berger de-León, Managing Director of Jamster. "The partnership with WeeWorld is an extension of our commitment to bringing unique personalization services to market and complements our existing portfolio of ringtones, wallpapers and screensavers."
"As communications vehicles continue to converge, consumers will seek new ways to create a unique identity across their various online and mobile experiences," said Lauren Bigelow, General Manager, WeeWorld. "WeeWorld is excited to be partnering with Jamster to mobilize WeeMees worldwide. Mobile phones are central to our digital lives, and are an integral part of WeeWorld's strategy."
Jamster International Sárl (internet: http://www.jamster.com, mobile phone:
http://wap.jamster.com) is one of the world's leading providers of digital
entertainment services. Jamster develops, markets and provides digital
content and services. The wide range of products includes music, graphics,
games and information services, all available directly on mobile devices
via SMS text messages, WAP or the internet. Jamster services are available
in more than 30 countries, internationally also from White Label Solutions.
Jamster International Sárl is a subsidiary of VeriSign, Inc. (
WeeWorld, creators of the WeeMee, the world's first multiplatform visual identity, provides a personalized Web experience, allowing WeeMees to travel throughout the digital world of IM, blogs and social networking favorites. WeeWorld also provides WeeMees a community offering of entertainment and exploration to enrich their online and mobile experience. More than 11 million WeeMees have been created. Founded in 1999, WeeWorld has offices in Boston, London and Glasgow and is funded by Accel Partners and Benchmark Capital. For more information, please visit www.weeworld.com.
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