September 2008


A Different Kind (but important) Mobile Device: My Contigo Mug

I’ve been office-less since my old day job ended on June 30. I just work wherever I have a decent data connection for my new job as Editor of MobileAppsToday.com. I carry around an assortment of mobile gadgets depending on what I am doing while wandering around. But, the three items that are always with me for sure these are my Windows Mobile Dash smartphone (love its thumb keyboard), iPod, and a silver version of the Contigo mug pictured above (I photographed the red one because it looks better in a photo :-). It has three great features: (1) It fits in the car’s cupholder. (2) It does not spill. I held it upside down and shook it while full of water and it remained water tight. (3) It keeps things cold for a long time (hours). The trick I’ve learned is to fill up mostly with ice before leaving home and then fill it up with water or soft drinks while wandering around. Easier to find water or beverages to fill it with than ice.

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U.S. Sites Need to Become More Mobile Browser Friendly

David: Yes, U.S. sites have a long way to go in terms of creating mobile friendly sites. However, I think that if mobile platform designers provided better mobile browsers, we’d have an easier time to “meet in the middle”. The Apple iPhone Safari browser demonstrated that people in the US will browse the web from their phone in large numbers with a decent browser. That, in turn, inspired many website to fit the sites better specifically to the iPhone. Browsers have been running on Windows Mobile, Palm OS, and Symbian S60 (Nokia) for many years now. But, the user experience provided by them were so disconnected (one might say broken) from their desktop experience that most people chose not to use them. I think it is important for people like you and me to let site owners know if we would like to get a better mobile browsing experience. And, if they already do so, to let them know we appreciate their effort. And, yes, I’ve asked MediaBistro about a mobile browser friendly experience too 🙂

Originally posted as a comment by Todd Ogasawara on mediabistro.com: MobileAppsToday using Disqus.

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Mobile Tech Info Related to Hurricane Gustav

FYI: I’ve been collecting and posting information related to hurricane Gustav on MobileAppsToday.com for the past couple of days. Here are the links to these posts:

T-Mobile HotSpots Available Free of Charge in Areas Affected by Hurricane Gustav

Mobile Phone Carriers Announcements for People in US Gulf Area Affected by Hurricane Gustav

Small Screen Friendly Hurricane Information Site

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