Widgetbox Launches App Accelerator for Bebo

Widgetbox™, home of the world's largest distributed marketplace for web widgets, today announced the launch of the App Accelerator for Bebo, the global Social Media Network. Developers can now quickly and easily create applications for Bebo's Open Application Platform using Widgetbox's unique application creator tool. Allows developers to create apps on Bebo's new Open Application Platform in minutes.

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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2008

Widgetbox™, home of the world's largest distributed marketplace for web widgets, today announced the launch of the App Accelerator for Bebo, the global Social Media Network. Developers can now quickly and easily create applications for Bebo's Open Application Platform using Widgetbox's unique application creator tool. By turning their widgets into apps, developers make their content available to Bebo's more than 40 million users to instantly interact with and express their passions and interests to their online friends.

"We are very excited to be working with Bebo. By doing so, we offer our developers a new avenue to distribute their widgets virally across the web," said Giles Goodwin, CTO and co-founder. "Beboers will now be able to access thousands of widgets in the form of a Bebo app to find the perfect one that helps them convey their personalities and enables them to share content on Bebo. We are excited for Bebo users to have access to our developers' unique and engaging content and we expect to see application adoption soar, much like we've seen with other social networking applications."

The App Accelerator for Bebo provides developers with tools to create applications with minimal time and effort, thereby affording them more time to focus on creative content. In turn, Bebo users can then more easily access Widgetbox's gallery of more than 30,000 widgets and apps and add their favorite apps to their Bebo profile page.

"We are committed to making it as seamless as possible for developers to reach our community with innovative ideas and engaging content -- the Widgetbox App Accelerator helps us to further this goal," said Michael Birch, CEO and co-founder of Bebo.

To learn more about the App Accelerator for Bebo, please visit http://www.widgetbox.com/bebo.

About Bebo
Bebo is the world's leading global Social Media Network. Building on the notion of traditional social networking websites, Bebo combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content through the Bebo website. Bebo has more than 40 million worldwide. Bebo also ranks as the UK's most engaging website with the most page views per usage day amongst the top 100 most popular sites*.

Bebo was founded in 2005 by Michael and Xochi Birch.
http://www.bebo.com

*Source: comScore World Metrix

About Widgetbox
Widgetbox helps people express, connect, create and inform using web widgets that can be easily shared and distributed anywhere on the web. Widgetbox has the largest selection of web widgets and the most comprehensive set of tools for the management and distribution of your web widgets. Widgetbox serves both the developers and consumers of widgets. For more information, please see http://www.widgetbox.com.

Erin Hitch
Bite Communications for Widgetbox
650.868.2796
Erin.hitch@bitepr.com

Widgetbox™ and App Accelerator™ are trademarks of Widgetbox, Inc. All other company names, product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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