Released in 2006, qeep is a Java-based mobile social network, offering an interactive software bundle in one application. Scripted on the j2me platform, The software design has a high compatibility rate: any mobile phone compatible with MIDP 2.0 is qeep-capable. Users connect through qeep’s various features, which include:* Skill Gaming: qeep offers users live turn-based games, playable against anyone in the network. Current selections include “Battleships” and “Quadrix,” with additional games forthcoming.* Photoblogging: users can store and tag photos in the qeep server, which can then be shared with all other users. * QMS: qeep’s alternative to SMS. Messages are sent through a proxy server.* Sound Attacks: this feature is a database of humorous sound files that can be sent directly to friends’ phones. These sounds play instantly, the result being the recipient is usually caught off guard by the “attack.” Since the sound files are built into the network rather than actually compressed and sent, data transfer costs on this feature are negligible.