Found On The Mobile Web #226


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 2304 mobile sites.

Mobile Video-Audio/Video

SPB TV SPB TV, the popular free streaming TV app for iPhone, Android, Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and WebOS now has a mobile web version. It should work on most smartphones that support Javascript, RTSP and 2320×240 mpeg4 videos. The site and videos worked well on an HTC Magic Android phone and a Samsung Wave Bada device. The site also looked good and the navigation was faultless on my Nokia N95 but only the audio portion of the videos would play. SPB TV offers 150 free TV channels from 20 countries including the the English editions of France TV, AFP News and China’s CCTV plus Bloomberg and dozens of local US TV stations. The site features an attractive carousel style channel switcher and an integrated program guide. Source: Intomobile
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Brisbane City Council Mobile Site

City and Campus Guides

Brisbane AU A full-featured guide to Brisbane, Australia published by the Brisbane City Council and built from the Council’s full site using a forms based mobile site builder from MyAnswers. There’s a wealth of information on the site including library locations and hours, a library catalog search, events calendar, information on recycling, city dumps, transit, traffic, bike hire locations, boat ramps, swimming pools, skateboard parks and tennis courts. There’s even a form to search the city’s cemeteries for the location of a grave and a “fixogram” form to report problems with roads, and storm drains, etc. Source:
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Hotsptr Wifi Cafe Search Find cafes and restaurants with public WiFi in the US by ddress or zip code. Most listed hotspots are free.
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TechMiso Mobile

Tech News Sites and Blogs

TechMiso A frequently updated blog by two IT professionals. TechMisco offers tips and tutorials along with insightful analysis of tech trends and issues with an emphasis on security and legal questions.
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Skeptic Geek Mahendra Palsule’s personal blog. He’s a TechMeme editor, former writer at MakeUseOf and one of India’s most popular tech bloggers. He writes some great stuff on technology and especially the social Web. A good example is his latest piece, “What We Really Need: Discovering Whom To UnFollow” on how Twitter’s huge spam problem is spoiling it’s “discover new people” feature.
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Mobile Site Builders

MyWibes A free mobile page builder that offers unlimited space, unlimited mobile content sharing, easy to use mobile based tools for site creation and advertising revenue sharing.
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France 24 Mobile

News – Europe

France24 Mobile web edition of France’s government funded intertional news broadcasting service. Published in French, English and Arabic it covers French and international news with dedicated sections for sports, tech, culture, business and Middle Eastern and African news. A unique feature is a real time feed of wire service stories.
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Encyclopedia Britannica Not to be outdone by WikiPedia, the venerable Encyclopedia Britannica now has a mobile site. The search works well and the well written articles cover topics in considerable depth and are nicely organized for mobile with navigational links to sections of the longer articles.Content seems a little on the thin side though. I couldn’t find many of the topics I searched for including “Nokia”, “nonogram” and “PHP”, all of which have extensive entries in Wikipedia. Pehaps the worst thing about Britannica’ site it that it doesn’t recognize Opera Mini has a mobile browser and blocks it from accessing the site! Source Taptu Touch Web Report (PDF).
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Denimology Mobile View


Denimology A fashion blog specializing in denim clothingwith  denim news, an online jeans store, product reviews, designer interviews, competitions, sales, vouchers, discount codes and celebrity denim style tips. Mobile view is by Mobify
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Mobile Operators/T-Mobile USA

My T-Mobile T-Mobile USA’s mobile user portal lets post-paid subscribers view their calls and usage and manage their accounts from a mobile browser. Not available to pre-paid subscribers.
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