Tweakker Launches Beta for Global Mobile Internet Access
May 10, 2011 1:52 PM –
Mobile Internet connectivity company Tweakker released a free beta version of an app aimed at helping the growing number of Android users in over 150 countries on the networks of more than 600 operators to start getting the full enjoyment of their new devices in less than one minute.
According to the company, the app solves a growing global problem. Google activates 350,000 new Android devices every day and has established that Android users are downloading 16.66 million apps per day, 695,000 apps per hour, 11,500 apps per minute, or 193 apps per second. But, as increasing numbers of users take advantage of mobile virtual network operators (MVNO’s) budget offerings for smartphones with all-you-can-eat data subscription plans, they struggle to get the right Internet settings to surf the Internet and download apps. Problems include a user’s operator is not supported in the Android OS; a user’s subscription is not supported in the Android OS; a users change operator and settings are not installed automatically; or users reset their phone and all settings are lost.
These problems affect also mobile users in emerging markets where operators do not have advanced systems that push correct settings to a user’s phone. And as complex smartphones spread in these markets, connectivity problems can only increase. Tweakker’s app, “All operator APNs | Beta,” asks the user to select his operator and subscription plan, and then connects automatically to Tweakker’s internet settings database.
The app then installs correct settings on the phone. It is automatic, free and supports over 150 countries, 600 network operators and provides over 700 internet settings. According to a company representative, this will also allow users in countries where the Market is unavailable (with the exception of Japan and South Korea because of the type of network they use), and/or certain apps are locked down to access that information.
The fully functional free beta will be available for a couple of weeks. Tweakker will then fine tune the app based on feedback and usage data and provide a final version for download from the Android Market. The final app will also support other settings including MMS and email.