kSingapore based VelvetPuffin is launching a mobile/desktop social networking platform today. The new product consists of a profile site, desktop IM client, and mobile client synchronized by their parent company’s (Radix) server side software. The motivation behind the project was to create a consistent experience across these three common social mediums missing from the mobile browser versions of a lot of the other social networking services.
Together, the two clients let you stay continuously connected to the social network, chatting, or sharing photos and video between the mobile and desktop clients instantly. The two clients also connect to the Yahoo!, AOL, and MSN IM networks, but provides enhanced content for VelvetPuffin members. Members clients include photo and video galleries, blog, and polling widgets. When content is added to your profile, it pushes notifications to your VelvetPuffin friends, and also to the website if the content is public. Apart from VelvetPuffin videos and photos, users can also find and view Flickr photos, and YouTube, Google, and MetaCafe videos on their website or phone.