Revou was founded on Dec, 2007 to develop social networking software similar to the micro blogging site, Twitter.com for local automobile industry to create a platform for their users to get regular updates on major events as well as personalized updates of user’s friends via SMS and instant messaging on the latest news and prices.
Then, Revou decided to form a software development company to offer web site owners the same benefit, that is to allow them to start a site just like twitter without spending large sums of money to custom built such an application and give them the ability to get start a “twitter clone” site immediately.
ReVou is PHP micro-blogging social networking software that allows users to start their own site just like twitter and Jaiku. ReVou offers a site owners social networking and mobile blogging solutions for their users. ReVou is a self-hosted platform and site owners have full control of the software hosted on their servers.
Software features include SMS/Web/IM/Email support, custom API, Google Maps Integration, Widgets Plugin, Paypal Integration, RSS feeds, email importer, member profile and more. Instant Messaging supported: MSN, GTalk, AIM, Yahoo Messenger. Site owners can earn revenues with ReVou through paid SMS subscription and web advertising.
Custom API implementation on ReVou software also allows site developers to create applications to work with existing social networking sites like Facebook.