Years ago, Orkut Büyükkökten, the Turkish founder of Orkut website had founded this social networking website to find his missing girlfriend. After finding her and reuniting with her, Büyükkökten wanted to shut down Orkut website but Google bought it from Büyükkökten and today, Büyükkökten gets paid by Google for every profile creation and Sign-In on Orkut.
Orkut gained popularity in India and Brazil and few other countries, even in an era when Facebook and MySpace were dominating the scenario of social networking in North America and Europe. However, two recent studies show that Facebook has overtaken Orkut even in India and Brazil.
This does not bother Google who has launched a free iPhone app for Orkut.
Google gave following description of Orkut iPhone app:
The official Orkut app for iOS connects you to your friends and family. Now you can send scraps, see your friends updates, upload photos and browse your friends albums anywhere you go. Never miss a conversation again because you are not in front of your computer: get the free Orkut app and stay connected.
Update your status
Check your scraps and messages
Reply to your friends birthdays
Check your friends updates
Browse your friends profiles, scraps and photos
Take new photos and upload them directly to your Orkut albums
Share your life anywhere, anytime with the people you care about
Orkut app is available here.