James Pearce

James Pearce



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dev.mobi goes Wordle

If you haven't seen Wordle, go take a look: it's a fun, pretty tag cloud generator.Here's how the front page of dev.mobi looks: Apart from the cricked necks here at dotMobi towers, it's nice to see some of the subliminal messages. "Blog with mobile!"...

Calling all mobile marketing professionals!

I'm proud to announce that we have a new sibling!We're really pleased with how mobiForge has grown over the last year to become an independent authority for technical mobile professionals. And now we're launching mobiThinking: dotMobi's new resource site and blog designed for anyone interested in mobile marketing, branding, and advertising...

Secret DeviceAtlas feature: Analytics

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...

dotMobi Loves Mowser

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...

Follow mobiForge on Twitter

Having trouble keeping up with all the new articles and forum posts on mobiForge? If you're a Twitter user, here's another alternative for doing so. Simply follow the Twitter user "mobiforge" and you will be subscribed to all our new blog, article, and forum posts...

Welcome to our 10,000th user!

Hello everyone. We just reached new milestone - our 10,000th dev.mobi subscriber.We launched dev.mobi just over a year ago. We thought it was important for the mobile development community to have a single, independent source of information to help make the whole medium a success.It's fine having brilliant handset-specific and network-specific sites, but at the end of the day, which developers only develop for one make of handset or one network operator? Very few. So hopefully we fill a well-needed role in your bookmarks list :-)...

Taptu on “Mobile Search” – in Dublin tonight!

One of my out-of-hours activities is to organise Mobile Monday in Dublin.Tonight we are priviledged to hear from experts Taptu on the topic of mobile search. They are kindly sponsoring too.It's also our "Christmas Do"... so if you are in the Dublin area and want to mix, network, eat and drink - with Taptu and , we think, the cream of Dublin mobilati - then come on down!...

dotMobi is hiring engineers; in Dublin, Ireland

We are currently expanding our development team. If you live in Dublin (or have the ability/permit and desire to do so!), and want to carve out a career at the epicentre of the mobile web, maybe we have the job for you.dotMobi is trying to help to shape the mobile web with a variety of software, industry and community projects. We can only do this with absolutely top-notch engineering gurus. You must have genius Java, PHP, MySQL and web skill. A strong mobile appreciation will help. Other talents useful too (like an a tolerance of our musical tastes in the office)...

dev.mobi membership ad.astra

I couldn't resist a small opportunity to bang the dev.mobi drum - particularly since it's purely a measure of your support. We just broke 3,000 registered members for the site!Actually, at the time of writing it's 3,118, but I've been moving house, so I missed the precise moment :-)Anyway, our thanks and admiration to you for signing up to the dream of a mobile future. Here's to our next three thousand friends...

Still not convinced that 2007 is “The Year of the Mobile Web”?

Any top-level domain is only as good as the sites that use it..mobi is no different. We're a very young domain registry, and we've made amazing progress with the domain uptake. But, like many registries, a large part of our mission is to stimulate the growth of content.But what adds to dotMobi's responsibility in particular, I think, is an awareness that .mobi sites are, in a way, uniquely representative of a whole new medium: the mobile web.That's certainly we take that responsibility very seriously. Our developer community, tools, publications and resources are all designed to help grow the mobile web. On mobiForge, we service many thousands of signed-up mobile developers and their needs every day, even those that are not (yet! :-) ) running their sites on .mobi domains.As a result I feel fairly confident that our domain uptake, the numbers of live sites - not to mention the success of the mobiForge community itself - are valuable barometers for the sector as a whole.So I thought I'd share some interesting statistics with you...

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