Found On The Mobile Web #243

Manga Man

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 2356 mobile sites.

Entertainment and Leisure/Literature

The Manga Man 2.0 Philip K. Dick Award nominated author Alexander Besher ‘s novel “The Manga Man” is the story of a half-digital, half-human “post-Zen” Butoh dancer-assassin whose mission is “to stop the warlords who plan to clone the universe.” Published by Winksite as a cellphone novel with one chapter per page.
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Blinking Phone

Reference – Tools

Blinking phone Another HTML5 mobile web application from It’s full screen blinking phone. Select a color and the screen flashes with that color. Works with iPhone, Android, bada, WebOS, Opera Mobile 10+, etc.. Suggested uses include; flash-mob organizer, voting tool and hailing a taxi at night.
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News/US Local by State/Pennsylvania – Vermont

McAllen, TX Monitor Mobile edition of the McAllen, Texas Monitor, the largest newspaper in South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. Content includes world, national, state and local news and sports, editorials, obituaries and blogs.
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TheSalzers Brett Salzer (@bhsalzer) has built the largest mobile directory I’ve ever seen with over 6000 sites. It’s organized into heirarchical categories with an attractive front page using icons for featured sites.
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Reference – Tools/Health

Diet PointsPlus Calc An online mobile calculator for dieters using the WeightWatchers, “PointsPlus” system to measure and limit caloric intake. Enter the grams of fat, protein, carbohydrate and fiber found in a food you are eating or about to eat and the Webapp calculates the Points.
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Tech/Mobile/OS/Brand Specific/Nokia – Symbian A UK based news blog, updated several times a day, that covers Nokia hardware and software with news, reviews and tips to help you “Tap into your Nokia’s hidden talents”
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Reference – Tools/Language – Translation

MalayDic Online Online Malay-English, English-Malay dictionary. This is a WML site and doesn’t work with phones without WML support such as the iPhone or Android devices.
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ASOS ASOS, a large UK based online-only clothing and fashion brand, has a new mobile site which was created by Usablenet. ASOS carries over 800 brands of women’s and men’s clothing, shoes and accessories. The mobile site features high resolution product images which are re-sized (on the server) to fit your device’s screen width in most cases. The resizing algorithm doesn’t work correctly with Opera Mini, as can be seen in the screenshot to the right.  Dev Tip: for best results with Opera Mini send oversize images and let Mini handle the resizing. Mobile purchases require an ASOS account but are easy as ASOS can use your stored billing and shipping details rather than forcing you to tediously enter them. Source: GoMo News
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Pizza Recipe 101

Entertainment and Leisure/Life Style/Food

Pizza Recipe 101 A huge collection of pizza recipes and tutorials. Learn from the pros how to bake pizzeria quality pizzas using a huge selection of pizza doughs, sauces, and toppings. Source Mobile Mammoth
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Search/Local/City and Campus Guides

Jet City Orange A new mobile edition of Jerry Whiting’s venerable Seattle blog “Jet City Orange”. Covers Seattle (weather, traffic, tides, which ships are in Elliot Bay and more), tech, politics, photography, Buddhism and meditation in a unique and eclectic style. There are even a few ambient sound files for you to download.
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