MobileBeat 2008 Congrats to the MobileBeat Top 30! Applications: Facebook — despite garnering initial fame via the PC Web, Facebook has emerged as one of the fast-growing mobile applications; clearly a front-runner. Jibe Mobile — Jibe makes it easy for people to discover online content and share it with anyone, either from their mobile phone or from the Web. Kyte.tv — another live video company lets you broadcast live video from a phone, and keeps it organized on a web site through a personalized player Loopt — a company offering location based applications for users of various carriers, including Sprint and Verizon. mBit — a P2P search and file-sharing technology for phones, overcoming standard MMS limitations to 300kb. Mig33 — a mobile application that’s seeing rapid global growth for its bundle of SMS text messaging, instant messaging and cheap calls. Mocospace — a US mobile-only social network and one of the industry’s best examples of how to grow off-deck. Strands — The Strands Social Player is a music player for mobile devices that lets you discover new music, connect with people, and share your tastes with friends. Qik — Robert Scoble’s favorite live video streaming platform, Qik also offers RSS feeds for its content; parent company Visivo Communications just took its first funding in April. Radar — offers easy photo-sharing and commenting on all phones, and boasts over one million users. Rearden Commerce — a mobile concierge service, that lets you track your travel plans, calendar, events, reviews all from a single application. SMS Gupshup — a twitter-like clone seeing heady growth in Asia. Vlingo — a slick speech recognition interface for the Blackberry. Whrrl — its Whrrl service shows you the people, places and events around you, based on what your friends do and Whrrl’s recommendation algorithms. Xumii — giving you a centralized way to aggregate contacts and feeds from your social networks and IM, and stay connected by sharing messages, widgets and photos via IM, threaded chat, groups and mobile walls (more here). Infrastructure/service 4Info — wants to change mobile marketing by offering consumers, publishers and advertisers SMS services to distribute content, alerts, news and advertising. Admob – a leading mobile ad network, serving billions of ad impressions monthly globally, and doing interesting analytics. Dashwire — stores a backup of all your mobile info on the cloud, lets you access on a Web page. Offers one-click photo uploads to Flickr, Facebook, etc.” FusionOne — lets you backup pretty much any content on your mobile phone. Greystripe — lets developers insert ads on the fly into their mobile games, bypassing carriers and other ad incumbents. Knowtate Inc. — provides tags on physical objects, which let people with mobile phones find out much more information about them. Medio — a mobile search company, available on the decks of carriers such as Verizon and Vodafone. Myxer — Myxer helps manage delivery of digital media to mobile devices to both their community and for other sites/partners. Numobiq — turns dumb phones into smart phones via a software that sits on top of the mobile phone’s operating system, backed by Benchmark. Ontela — offers easy-to-use photo-taking and sharing technology that lets you upload media from cameras to PC; White-labels for carriers. TeleNav – hardly a start-up, this nine-year-old private company was early to location-based services, offering mapping, and tracking workforce and other assets. Skydeck — lets you analyze your phone calling behavior based on bills you get from your phone carrier, for example showing you the strength of your friendships. Soonr — Soonr is an online workplace that puts the efficiency of cloud computing and web services directly into the hands of business individuals and workgroups. Waterfall Mobile — lets marketers and media owners easily manage mobile campaigns, distribute multimedia mobile content and track results in real-time. Yap — a mobile voice transcription service.