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Welcome to the latest edition of the Carnival of the Mobilists, a recurring showcase of the best recent blog posts on mobile topics. This month's Carnival offers a fine selection of posts from all areas of the mobile ecosystem.
In The End of Cross-Platform Mobile Operating Systems Richard Monson-Haefel at Ambient Strategic Mobility argues that tightly integrated mobile ecosystems à la iOS are the key to success for mobile platforms. Agree or disagree?
Sachendra Yadav at Technology, Mobility, Usability and other Musings analyzes UX issues in a popular iPhone RSS reader app and offers suggestions for fixing them in How NOT to design for multiple screens: Pulse iPhone App Usability issues.
Which world city makes the greatest and most sophisticated use of mobile technology? The mobile city project – the blueprint of a truly mobilized city by mobiThinking's Andy looks for the answer.
Helen also alerts us that the Vodafone Smart Accessibility Awards are open for entries. Prizes totalling €200k will be awarded to the apps that best enable social participation, independent living, mobility and well-being for disabled and elderly individuals.
MediaNama's Nikhil Pahwa presents some ideas for encouraging India's mobile services ecosystem to government regulators in MediaNama’s Final Recommendations To TRAI On Regulation Of MVAS.
At MobileGrove Peggy Anne Salz interviews Ogilvy's Rory Sutherland who tells marketers that the best way to get consumer's attention is by providing real value. Peggy's Rory Sutherland Tells Mobile Marketers: Focus On Value Exchange & Consumer Experience is a must read for mobile marketers.
Also at MobileGroove, Charles Knight looks at recently acquired Goby, an app that helps you find things to do nearby and interviews Goby's CEO in Mobile Search App Goby Finds Fun Stuff Nearby; Acquired By TeleNav.
At SmartMobs Judy Breck explores the unlikely reason that Martha's Vineyard residents warmly welcome the president of the United States when he vacations there. It's because Obama brings cell power to the Vineyard.
WapReview's contribution to the Carnival is GetGlue's Mobile Webapp Lets you Check-in to Books, Movies, Music, Baseball Games and More, my review of the trending mobile media check in service GetGlue.
Mark Bridge at the TheFoneCast presents an Interview with Neal Fullman, CEO of Get Taxi about the startup's plans to use an app running on a dedicated mobile device to revolutionize the way London cabs are dispatched and booked.
My Post of the Month pick goes to ppk for his suggestions for saving WebOS. I hope someone does pick up HP's cast off mobile OS and that they take the suggestions to heart. We need more, not less mobile ecosystem diversity and WebOS is arguably the most interesting and innovative of the current crop of mobile operating systems and too good to die.
The Best Post by a New Carnival Participant honors go to Richard Monson-Haefel for his well reasoned analysis of the relative merits of a closed, integrated mobile ecosystem like the iPhone vs. the Windows PC/Linux/Android approach of supplying a platform to multiple hardware vendors.
Watch for a new Carnival of the Mobiliists next month a site to be announced. If you write about mobile topics of any type consider submitting you best post to the next Carnival. It's easy and will bring new readers to your blog. Just send your entry to: email@example.com. Anyone writing about mobile is welcome. For more about the Carnival visit mobili.st.
Fone Arena (not to be confused with U.S. based phonearena.com) is India's biggest mobile hardware review and news site. With a great team of contributing writers around the world it delivers in depth reviews and photos of the latest handsets as well as industry news and rumors.
Fone Arena is also the home of the "Mobile Doctor" who answers reader's questions about phone and network problems and handset features.
The mobile version of Fone Arena uses WordPress Mobile Pack
Ratings: Content Usability
Ready.mobi Score: 5 "Good"
Mobile Link: fonearena.com/blog
Rediff is the most popular Indian based web portal with around five million monthly pageviews and 65 million users of it’s free web based email service, Rediffmail. It’s a comprehensive portal rivaling Yahoo and MSN in scope and features.
Rediff’s mobile version at mobile.rediff.com offers Indian and world news, business, sports and movie news, detailed stock quotes, horoscopes, a “Get Ahead” section featuring personal improvement articles, job search, lowest airfare search and direct links to the mobile versions of Rediffmail and Rediff’s BOL IM service.
There is also a Rediff branded search engine which unfortunately seems to return exclusively transcoded desktop content. This happens even with sites like YouTube and Wap Review which normally use browser detection to deliver their own mobile formatted content. The videos are broken on the transcoded YouTube pages too.
Rediff mobile is a good general news and information site that should be popular with Rediff portal, Rediffmail and BOL users. There are better choices for mobile search, however.
Filed in: Wap Review Directory – Portals/WAP
Ratings: Content Usability
Ready.mobi Score: 4 “Good”
Mobile Link: mobile.rediff.com