Goojet opens mobile service

Goojet, a French startup which is best described as a new kind of platform for mobile widgets, has come out of stealth mode to launch a full-blown public version. The desktop portal allow users to configure the set of widgets they want to appear on their mobile phone. On the mobile side, a java-based application (which runs on over 300 handsets and the iPhone this summer) gives access to the Goojet “space”. Goojet’s widgets are HTML-based, which means they can run a lot of different kinds of applications. The idea is that users share these widgets as they might share an object in a social network. Currently an API and an SDK are being written to open the platform, as well as the ability to interact with other services. Goojet has a 20-people team based in Toulouse and Paris.