Found On The Mobile Web #202

Yahoo Olympics

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 2131 mobile sites.

Sports/Winter Olympics

Yahoo Olympics! Both Yahoo and Google waited until the last minute to launch their Olympic mobile sites with both poppingĀ  up on the eve of the games. Yahoo gives most smartphones, touch devices and Opera Mini users a slick tabbed interface with news, schedules, athlete profiles, medal counts and dedicated pages for each of the major Olympic sports. Feature phones get a mostly text version of the site with most of the same information. Source IntoMobile
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Google 2010     Olympics Mobile

Google – 2010 Google’s mobile Winter Games site is built around Google Search and Google News. The search giant’s Olympics start page is a list of links to dedicated pages for each of the Oympic sports. The individual sport pages have the latest results, news, sport profiles from Wikipedia and videos from YouTube. Source: Official Google Mobile Blog
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Travel-Transit/Hotels/Hotel Chains

La Quinta La Quinta operates over 700 medium priced Inns and Suites in North America with free high speed Internet access at most locations. The La Quinta mobile site lets you make an online hotel reservation, find La Quinta Inns and Suites, or join the Returns hotel rewards program.
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Camp       Jellystone Mobile


Camp Jellystone Camp Jellystone is a chain of over 70 family oriented campgrounds and RV sites throughout the US and Canada. The mobile site is a searchable directory of campground locations with addresses, season opening and closing dates and click to call numbers for each location. Source
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Social Networking is a mobile social network emphasizing real-time chat. Other features include photo, video and link sharing and sample tracks from musical artists. Source:
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Empire       Theatres Mobile


Empire Theatres (Canada) Nationwide Canadian theater chain’s mobile site lets you find find movies, view show times, buy tickets and have them sent to your phone as a scanable barcode. Source:
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Got To Dance Got To Dance is a popular dance contest and reality TV show on the UK’s Sky satellite TV network. It sounds similar to the US TV show “So You Think You Can Dance“. Git To Dance’s mobile web site has free videos from the show, judge and contestant profiles, previews of upcoming shows, a photo gallery, links to the show’s Twitter feed and instructions for using Sky’s SMS interface to remotely program your SkyTV box to record the next show.
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DroidDog Mobile

Reference – Tools/Translation

pocket.dict. EN-DE Fast English-German-English dictionary with over 750,000 entries.
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Technology/Mobile/OS/Brand Specific/Android

DroidDog This is my current favorite Android site. Part of the PhoneDog network, it’s updated around the clock with the latest Android news, reviews and rumors. I especially like Carlos Graves’ coverage of Android hackery including video reviews of the latest alternate ROMS.
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Technology/Internet/Web Design & Development Web designer (and retired graffiti artist) Marty Romero’s blog includes Expression Engine tutorials, CSS tips and tricks and items on design, photography and art. Mobile view by Mobify
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