April 05, 2012 at 11:54 AM EDT
Google’s GoMo Expands, Adds DIY Mobile Website Building Tools
DudaMobile , the DIY mobile website maker, fresh off news of its $6 million Series B , is today announcing a partnership with Google. Going forward, Google's GoMo service, which launched last November to refer business customers to development shops that could take their website mobile, is now offering a mobile website builder that's powered by DudaMobile.
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DudaMobile, the DIY mobile website maker, fresh off news of its $6 million Series B, is today announcing a partnership with Google. Going forward, Google’s GoMo service, which launched last November to refer business customers to development shops that could take their website mobile, is now offering a mobile website builder that’s powered by DudaMobile.

To be clear, prior to today, the GoMo website provided a list of vendors, but never actually integrated any of their tools into the service. Now, GoMo has expanded its offering via this exclusive DudaMobile partnership, and will offer free mobile websites to businesses across the U.S. (Sorry, world.)

The new website builder, available now on Google’s Howtogomo.com, offers templates, site hosting, and even free premium features like “click-to-call” and mobile maps, all of which will remain free for a year.

DudaMobile and Google worked together previously on a GoMo-sponsored event in Mobile, Alabama which saw more than 450 local businesses build mobile-friendly sites using DudaMobile’s platform. According to DudaMobile’s Chief Marketing Officer, it was this event that opened the doors for today’s collaboration.

“The joint effort between DudaMobile and Google was a no-brainer. Google is on a mission to educate the world on how to GoMo, and DudaMobile’s platform allows businesses to go mobile literally in minutes,” Mink said of the partnership.

The startup, which started off as a white label offering, rolled out its self-serve platform in August 2011, allowing anyone to instantly create mobile websites. However, one of the company’s more unique features was its ability to keep the mobile site in sync with changes made to the desktop version. The resulting mobile version works on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone devices.

As of March, DudaMobile announced it broke 1.4 million websites built and hosted on its platform, and that, since the beginning of 2012, its user base has grown by more than 100,000 new users each month. The Google partnership, clearly, will help those numbers skyrocket.



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