I’ve just started using Snaptu to access the internet on my phone and I love it. Like all great applications it works because it solves a basic problem.
The problem in this case is that many people don’t really want to use the internet on their phone but do need the web to find a quick answer when they’re out and about. Snaptu is brilliant for finding these quick answers.
What it does is convert websites into shorter, graphic-free versions that download on to your phone much faster than they would in your phone’s web browser. Though you don’t get the whole website you do get all the important bits.
Only a dozen or so websites are available on Snaptu at the moment, but their target demographic was clearly me. You can get abbreviated versions of Twitter, Facebook, Cricinfo, Fancyapint, BBC News, TFL and live football scores. Perfect if you live in London and spend most of your time on the tube on your way to watch football in the pub.
It’s groovy interface is clearly modelled on the iPhone, but that’s no bad thing. And it does making finding an answer about sport, beer, transport or your friends very fast. If you want to try it you can download it from Snaptu’s website – it’s free.