Taptu released the second edition of their monthly Touch Web Report today. Taptu defines the Touch Web as consisting of sites that are optimized for touch screen phones, including touch screen feature phones, rather than for a specific device like the iPhone. To date Taptu has found 326,000 touch web sites. In comparison there are only about 148,000 apps in the iPhone app store. Because it’s not limited to a single device or subject to arbitratry approval processes, the Touch Web is a far more democratic development platform than iPhone apps. It reaches a bigger market too, touch screen phones account for about 10% of total phones in use worldwide compared to less than 3% for the iPhone.
Unfortunately, the links to Simon and Shuster go to the publisher’s non-mobile home page rather than to a page where you can actually purchase the toy or book, hurting usability.
Filed in: Wap Review Directory – Shopping
Ratings: Content Usability
Ready.mobi Score: 2 “Bad”
Mobile Link: parents-choice.org/iphone/