WapReview.mobi Enhancement

I've added a little improvement to this blog's mobile.site, WapReview.mobi. When click a link to a non-mobile site, the screen on the right appears giving you an opportunity to view the site using a transcoder. Pressing the '5' key will launch the non-mobile site in the Google transcoder. You can also use Mowser, Skweezer or no transcoder at all if you prefer or if Google errors out on the site as sometimes happens with any transcoder. You should only see … Continue reading

Updates...

A couple of minor updates to WapReview and Yeswap. In response to a request from a user, I've added an "Enter URL" form to YesWAP.com It seems that certain carriers, including Verizon in the US, disable the browser's option to key in an arbitrary url on some phones - presumably to discourage users from leaving the "walled garden". The user who wrote me was able to change his browser's home page to point to YesWAP. On some phones without the … Continue reading

Wap Review Mobile Search Box

I've added a search form to Wap Review Mobile. I was starting to have trouble finding my older posts and I figured my readers might appreciate being able to search the mobile blog too. On the PC edition of Wap Review I just use Google's Site Search and I would have liked to do the same for mobile. Unfortunately, Google's TOS, at least as I interpret it, doesn't let you create your own search form which calls the mobile search … Continue reading

going .mobi

I picked up a couple of .mobi domains for my sites. The mobile edition of this blog is at wapreview.mobi and the yeswap.com portal is now available at yeswap.mobi. Yeswap.com and mp.wapreview.com aren't going away, however. And, as soon as I mobilize the rest of the Wap Review site you'll be able to go to wapreview.com with a phone browser and see a mobile site there too. I have mixed feelings about the whole .mobi concept. There's a lot wrong … Continue reading