Protopage is one of the early contestants in the customized homepages showdown. Based in London, Protopage has now been live for almost 6 years. It was launched in August 2005, when it spent its first weekend as the #1 most bookmarked website on the “del.icio.us” bookmarks website.
With a team confident in its potential and financial capabilities, and with one of its competitors, YourMinis, stepping down from the scene, Protopage seems to be on its paved path to success. In addition, Protopage prides itself in having very low costs and being the only major customized homepage that has not taken external capital. As they say it, they’re cash flow positive, and they want to reassure YourMinis users, as well as all the other users, that they’re safe and that they’re in the business for the long run.
Based on user feedback, the application has been through major changes and updates since it’s been launched. This includes the mobile features launched in 2008. Protopage Mobile has been specifically customized for mobile phones including the Apple iPhone, Blackberry, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, Windows Mobile 5/6, HTC and Palm. For further information, visit protopage.com/mobile on your mobile phone.
Protopage has a very neat Web 2.0-oriented design and the ability to view multiple RSS feeds in a single module puts this start page right up there among the best.