Found On the Mobile Web 254

Found on the Mobile Web is a regular 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 2310 mobile sites.

BBC Beta SciTable


BBC Beta The BBC’s new site for mobile devices. Built with mobile first responsive design techniques, it’s designed to adapt to a range of devices from feature phones with 240px wide screens and no JavaScript support up to seven inch tablets with 720×1280 px screens. If your are interested in the details, the BBC designers have shared their design goals and methodology and their testing methods in a couple of interesting blog posts. Via Stephanie Rieger
Ratings: Content **** Usability XXXX

Science & Tech

Scitable A free science library and personal learning tool from the publisher of Nature and Scientific American.

Scitable concentrates on genetics and cell biology, including evolution, gene expression, and the cellular processes shared by living organisms. Also offers resources for the young scientist, including advice about effective science communication and career paths.
Content: **** Usability: XXXX

SelfStorage Diaroogle


SelfStorage Online directory of over 5,000 US self storage facilities. Search by city, address or zip. Listings include maps, photos, prices, hours. Book a space online or click to call. Some facilities offer discount pricing for users.
Content: **** Usability: XXXX

Diaroogle Toilet Search Crowd sourced directory of free public toilets in Manhattan, New York City. Search for a restroom by address, cross street, zip, neighborhood, landmark or park.

Listings include a Google, map, address, hours, walking directions from the establishment’s front door to the loo for well hidden ones, ratings for privacy, cleanliness and accessibility, and in some cases a photo of the facilities.
Content: **** Usability: XXXX


Science & Tech/Tech News Sites and Blogs

Ogbongeblog Jide Ogunsanya’s tech blog has mobile phone reviews, PC and blogging tips, iPad tutorials and more. Mobile version created with Mobstac.
Content: **** Usability: XXXX


Football Pool EC 2012 An online social game where you predict the outcome of Euro 2012 soccer football matches to compete for points against other users. Also soccer news and schedules.
Content: **** Usability: XXXX

Gulfnews useful Chess

News/International/Middle East

gulfnews Mobile web edition of an English language daily print newspaper published in Dubai, UAE
Content: **** Usability: XXXX

Entertainment and Leisure/Games

Useful Chess A mobile webapp that plays chess. Works in most browsers with JavaScript support, including Opera Mini. The site also has articles on chess openings and tactics and a chess glossary.
Content: **** Usability: XXXX

laura frank snapfinger

Science & Tech/Internet/Web Design & Development

laura frank Web designer Laura Frank’s personal and tech blog covering design, tooling for web designers and her other interests including film. The site’s lightweight responsive desigh works well in most mobile browsers
Content: **** Usability: XXXX


Snapfinger A geolocation enabled webapp that detects your location and lists nearby restaurants (US only) that offer delivery or takeout. You can view menus and place your order online.
Content: **** Usability: XXXX