San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2009
RocketOn, Inc., a venture-funded startup located in South San Francisco, is taking Blerp from Alpha to Beta with the launch of browser plug-ins for both IE and Firefox, full integration with Facebook Connect and Twitter, as well as a host of other new features: http://www.blerp.com
With this week's launch of two browser plug-ins, Blerp's users can now post comments anywhere they surf online. The new IE and Firefox plug-ins enable users to instantly see posts and activity on whatever sites they visit. At a glance, users can spot where their friends are commenting and join their conversations.
Blerp is now fully integrated with Facebook, Twitter and other social sites. Users don't have to register for Blerp, they can simply use their existing Facebook, Twitter, Gmail or Yahoo accounts to access the service.
"This is a real milestone for us," says Steve Hoffman, CEO of RocketOn, Inc. "We've created a unified forum with discussions taking place across every possible website, and all this feeds back into Facebook and Twitter. It's like breaking out of Zucker's walled garden and going for a stroll across the Web."
Users can take any YouTube video, photo on Flickr, or other widgets and post them on top of any website they choose:
- If a user's favorite celebrity has a website but it doesn't have the latest videos, the user can go to YouTube, find those videos, and post them right on the site for their friends to see.
- Or if a user goes to a rock concert and nabs some amazing backstage photos, the user can post them right on the band's webpage for all the fans to see.
Blerp also has a collection of advanced widgets allowing users to post everything from movie reviews to live polls, maps, trivia and interactive objects. These widgets give users the power to create instant mash-ups over their favorite sites and weave them into ongoing dialogs with other users.
"The idea behind Blerp is to take every comment board and forum online and unify them into a single platform," says Hoffman, "where users are in control and have the tools to post not only text, but anything that has been widgetized, including games, animations and applications."
For more information, you can visit http://www.blerp.com
Also, feel free to embed the Blerp video into your article:
BLERP is owned and operated by RocketOn, Inc., a venture-funded startup that has been pioneering layered content for the past two years. RocketOn has two products: (1) Blerp - it's social layer; and (2) RocketOn - it's virtual world layer. Both are available at http://www.rocketon.com
If you'd like more information, please contact us at dl (at) rocketon (dot) com