We pushed out our first update to ready.mobi for some time last weekend. Well, you can stop salivating for now, as there are no new features to announce just yet; this release has focused on bug-fixes and such. Most notably version 2.1 includes:
Content Adaptation - Posted by James Pearce - 13 May 2008
We always thought of DeviceAtlas as being more about device 'intelligence' than merely device 'data'. Being able to see and interpret patterns in the data helps developers make really smart design decisions, rather than just react, at run-time, to whatever turns up at their site. So we've been putting a lot of effort into the analytics features of the platform. Currently we're trying out one- and two-dimensional analysis of device model populations.
We've decided to try an experiment on find.mobi: server-side T9: if you type in a purely numeric query we will try to see if it maps to any common words in the English language, and offer you a link to the search. Thus searching for 46835 will ask you if you meant "hotel" and "7464 8663 " will suggest "ring tone".
Content Adaptation - Posted by jonarne - 10 May 2008
My hobby for a while has been to collect "X-headers". X-headers are fields in the request HTTP header beginning with an X. Put simply. These fields are kind of non-standard or proprietary add-ons to the regular fields in the HTTP header. These can be used for all kinds of fun stuff when building mobile portals. I have made a collection of some x-headers here.
Content Adaptation - Posted by James Pearce - 09 May 2008
At long last we can announce some great news! dotMobi is acquiring the well-known Mowser service that provides content adaptation services for mobile.
We're very excited about this. Russell Beattie and Mike Rowehl are both very talented mobile gurus and they'll be joining the dotMobi team to help us do cool things with their technology. We did this deal because Mowser fits really well into lots of our current projects.
Firstly, the Mowser directory, search and listings will be integrated straight into our newly launched find.mobi service.
Content Adaptation - Posted by atrasatti - 04 May 2008
We have prepared a list of proposed properties for addition to DeviceAtlas.
The list was built based on the requests we received in the last couple of months. Your feedback and suggestion is requested.
See our forums: Proposed new properties.
Having Internet access on mobile devices is about the freedom to utilize Internet anywhere, anytime. The more our daily lives are interlinked with the Internet, the more important it is to have Internet access whenever you need it. So far, the user experience has not been good enough to encourage the masses to start using the Internet on mobile devices.
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One of the great things about running a mobile search engine (find.mobi ) is that it gives you a direct line of sight into the behaviour of normal users, and their expectations of what is available on the mobile web.
One interesting insight we've gained from find.mobi is that the majority of search phrases are navigational in nature.