Research In Motion has acquired Viigo, a developer of software that delivers syndicated content to mobile phones especially Blackberry.
Viigo also offers a product for enterprises that lets business users access corporate information through the Viigo software. An administrator installs the Viigo server software behind the firewall and then can set up a range of feeds to mobile workers. Feeds can include a corporate calendar, where with one click the user can add an event onto their own calendar; an internal product list that includes descriptions and costs that could be useful to salespeople; and a projects tab that lets users log hours or expenses related to projects.
While Viigo’s Web site includes at least one photo of an HTC phone, it heavily promotes the use of Viigo on BlackBerry devices. In a brief note on the Viigo Web site, company CEO Mark Ruddock wrote that his team would continue to develop for the BlackBerry, but he did not say whether the software would continue to work on other platforms.