Found On The Mobile Web #242


Found on the Mobile Web is a weekly WAP Review feature listing newly added and updated sites on the mobile portal and WapReview mobile site directory. With these latest additions the directory and portal now list 2354 mobile sites.


Sephora Sephora’s mobile optimized site accepts gift cards and uses billing and shipping information from user profiles to simplify shopping for beauty, skin care, makeup, hair and fragrance products from your phone. Via: New York Times
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Ciao! from Bing UK price comparison and shopping site. Registered users can review products and rate other user’s reviews.

For some products, review authors can earn between 0.5p and 2p when another member rates their review as “helpful”, “very helpful” or “exceptional”. Members can also win prizes and money by participating in marketing surveys and by inviting friends to join Ciao!.
Microsoft acquired Ciao! in 2008 for $486 million and re-branded it as “Ciao! from Bing”.
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Mobile Discussions A mobile web app for getting local answers to local questions. It uses the browser geo-location API to connect users with local online forums. Built with Google Fusion tables for data and Disqus for forums.
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Opera Sports


Opera Sports Opera Software’s mobile sports portal is a default bookmark in Opera Mini and also works with other mobile browsers. The site covers Men’s and Women’s Soccer football and seasonal sports including hockey, basketball, handball and volleyball. Content includes scores, league standings, team and player stats and sports news.
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Tech News Sites and Blogs Mobile view (created with Mobify) of CIO Magazine’s web site. CIO is a free print magazine for Chief Information Officers and other IT executives. Mobile content includes IT relevant news articles, product reviews and career advice.
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Media Query Test

Media Query Test

Created by Rochester Institute of Technology Professor Jeffrey Sonstein, this page tests whether your browser supports the use of CSS Media Queries to detect media type (handheld, print, screen, etc.), screen width and portrait or landscape orientation.
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The Small Wave. Technologist and tech writer (GigOM, The Apple Blog) Tom Reestman’s personal tech blog. Tom is a long time user and fan of Apple products. Largely, but not exclusively about Apple, The Small Wave features business and technical analyses, product reviews and some fascinating looks back at the early years of Apple and computing in general.
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Mobile Marketing Magazine

Mobile/News – Reviews

Mobile Marketing The mobile edition of Mobile Marketing magazine has the full text and mobile optimized images from items on the magazine’s full site. Coverage includes mobile marketing news, analysis and interviews. The site also tracks and reports on current mobile campaigns by leading brands. The attractive cross platform mobile site is by bemoko.
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The Vanguard Mobile online edition of Lagos, Nigeria daily newspaper, The Vanguard. Hundreds of items, with reader comments, from the paper’s News, Business, Finance, Technology, Politics, Sports, Entertainment, Style, Viewpoints and Editorials sections
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Transaero Russia’s second largest airline (after Aeroflot) has extensive service within the Russian Federation as well as international flights to the US, Europe and Asia. The mobile site offers online check-in, services for members of Transaero’s frequent flier program, information about the airline’s routes and history and contact numbers, which are not click-to-call unfortunately.
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