Found on the Mobile Web #50

Found on the Mobile Web is an weekly Wap Review feature listing newly added and updated sites on the mobile portal and mobile site directory.  With these latest additions the directory and portal now list 1351 mobile sites. Credit to  Oh! Mobile Directory for discovering the majority of these sites.

Travel-Transit/TransitVamcouver Translink Mobile

Vancouver TransLink Schedules for bus, train and ferry service operated by Vancouver, BC’s TransLink public transit agency.  The site also features the agency’s blog.  An iPhone version of the Translink site is available at
Content: **** Usability: XXXX


British Airways British Airways redesigned mobile site offers real-time arrival and departure information and mobile flight check in.
Content: *** Usability: XXXX


How’s the Bar? Live user generated reviews and updates on crowd size, male to female ratio, average age, entertainment, and drink value of bars and clubs in Chicago and the Chicago area. Receive text messages when your friends are bar hopping also. Free registration is required to use the site. Souce: Chicago Daily Herald via
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Ticketline Mobile Find and purchase tickets for concerts, gigs and events in the UK. I was surprised to see that this site has very low booking fees, no fee at all for most tickets, unlike US online ticket agencies which charge exorbitant fees of up to 30% of the ticket cost!
Content: **** Usability: XXXX

theSUGGESTR US-only local search for restaurants, hotels, bars, etc with crowd sourced recommendations. Register at the PC version of the site ( to get personalized recommendations based on your preference and to add Fire Eagle and Twitter integration.
Content: **** Usability: XXXX


Nevada Road Conditions Nevada road conditions, construction alerts, ski reports and weather forecasts from the Nevada Commission on Tourism. Source: dotMobi Blog
Content: **** Usability: XXXX

Technology/Mobile/News – Reviewszcapes MWC mobile mini-blogs

mwc – Zcapes Live micrblogs from the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the bigest mobile industry trade show in the world which is happening this week in Barcelona.  The micro-blogs are hosted on Zcapes, a brand new mobile based blogging platform from Amsterdam’s SPRXmobile.  Zcapes is designed to make it easy to create an instant mobile friendly blog for an event or object.
Content: **** Usability: XXXX


GIGWISE Big music site with music news, photos, tickets purchases, videos, forum, reviews, Features, a festival guide and entertainment line ups, top 40 band list, venue search and classifieds (band members wanted, etc.) Image heavy pages (100+ KB/page) may be an issue with basic phones and slow networks.
Content: **** Usability: XXX


Corwall, On AM 1220 Local and national news, business news, sports, weather and more from Cornwall, Ontario’s information station, AM 1220. Text-only site design combines multiple stories per page and requires a lot of scrolling.  Source: Seaway News.
Content: **** Usability: XXX

News/US Local by State/Colorado – FloridaGreenwich Citizen Mobile Homepage

Greenwich CT Citizen The latest news, sports, weather, editorials, obituaries and the ever popular police blotter from Old Greenwich, Connecticut’s daily newspaper, the Greenwich Citizen.
Content: **** Usability: XXXX

News/US Local by State/Minnesota -New Jersey The Pioneer Press, a daily paper based in St. Paul, MN, serves readers in the Twin Cities’ East Metro region and Western Wisconsin. The paper is on the web at and also opperates this well designed mobile web site featuring local news, sports, weather, entertainment, columnists and editorials.
Content: **** Usability: XXXX

Sports/Winter Sports

Ski Nevada Nevada and California ski reports, road conditions, and hotel information from the Nevada Commission on Tourism
Content: **** Usability: XXXX

3 thoughts on “Found on the Mobile Web #50

  1. I suspect the problem is due to the absence of a MIME-type declaration.It is not a problem when you use HTML doctype.However,in XHTML,I think if the MIME-type is not expressed explicitly,the device might get confused and render error.This happens only on XHTML-ONLY browsers.

  2. Howsthebar is generic html served as text/html. I’m surprised the s40v2 phones can’t handle that, I had no idea. It’s quite common even on so called “mobile” sites.

    Do you know if it’s the mime type or the doctype the S40V2’s are rejecting. Would either of these work?
    1) xhtml-mp served as text/html
    2) html served as application/xhtml+xml or application/vnd.wap.xhtml+xml

    Both and redirect me to:
    I agree that is a better URL in terms of ease of keyin gand I’ll change my links to point to it.

  3. Dear Dennis!

    1. slapped me a “file format unknown”.I would strongly suggest you to test the sites on a browser that supports ONLY xhtml.Any s40v2 (e.g. Nokia3220 or 6020) phone will do.
    2. The British Airways link is redirecting to which seems more logical to be stated.

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