AOL isn't a company we hear a lot of when it comes to the mobile space, but today the company is making waves with two new Android apps as well as an optimized HTML5 mobile homepage. The first app gives quick access to many of the company's services, like Engadget and AIM, similar to Google's mobile app. DailyFinance is the second app and, as the name implies, it gives access to stock information, news, etc. Finally, AOL redesigned its mobile page to play nicely with phones by using HTML5. David Temkin, AOL's Vice President of Mobile, had this to say on the apps and new mobile site:
“Android has emerged as a top-tier smartphone platform … Today’s smartphones offer a completely different experience from the previous generation of WAP-based sites, and AOL will be taking full advantage of the possibilities these new devices can offer, both on the mobile web and in apps.”
AOL may not be one of the first companies you think of when you think of mobile phones, but the company is certainly doing what it needs to make itself known. The apps look good and could help raise interest in using AOL's services like Moviefone. The new mobile page is also great, sporting a clean look that works well and loads quickly on mobile devices. Now the company just needs to get consumers aware of their new products.