Moving On From Mobile Bloglines

I’ve been using Bloglines Mobile (image top, left) in Opera Mini for over five years  to keep up with over one hundred mobile bloggers and forums.  It was an awesome combination, I could read my 170+ feed subscriptions with it in Opera Mini on a 2G feature phone faster than I could with Google Reader on the desktop. Plus, Opera Mini let me save  all my unread items as a single page for off-line reading. Bloglines has been dying a … Continue reading

Bloglines Mobile Beta

There’s a public beta of the next version of Bloglines Mobile up at . If you are Bloglines user give it a try. I’m really excited about this. I live in the Opera Mini browser running Bloglines Mobile. If there is a new version of either Opera or Bloglines I’m like a kid in a candy store. While Opera Mini gets updated often, Bloglines hasn’t had a significant upgrade in years. Although I use it more than any other … Continue reading

Free Mobilists’ Mobile RSS Reader

Russell Buckley from MobHappy together with FreeRange Comunications have created a special Carnival of the Mobilists Mobile RSS Reader. The reader is a free version of FreeRange’s FreeReader which costs $20/year. The Carnival Reader is preconfigured to keep you synced up with 15 of the bloggers who contribute regularly in the Carnival of the Mobilists. I’m pleased that this blog is one of 15. There’s more about the reader at the Mobilist’s Site. You can download the Java ME Reader … Continue reading


The mobile web has really been exploding with new sites lately. The most interesting one I’ve seen is 411Sync, a site with an easy to use and very flexible API that lets content providers do mobile mashups of all sorts of query based services like driving directions, transit schedule lookups or even just plain old RSS feeds. Oliver Starr at Mobile Crunch already did a great write up of Sync411. I just want to add a little to what Oliver … Continue reading


In one of the posts featured in last week’s Carnival of the Mobilists, Justin Oberman at mopocket did a nice write up of an ambitious new mobile site from mPulse called WapTags that combines personal homepages, a mobile rss aggregator, social tagging, chat, SMS and classified adds. Justin did a fine job of explaining WapTags so I won’t repeat what he said. If you haven’t used WapTags, go read Justin’s piece and give it a try. I’ve added it to … Continue reading

Mobile RSS Readers Update

Last week, I looked at several WAP based RSS Readers. I have a couple of significant updates. First, Feedalot has fixed the problem where html entities were parsed incorrectly causing garbage characters in feed items. As a result, I’m now using Feedalot rather than Winksite as my primary mobile feed reader. I still think that Winksite has a cleaner, more intuitive and generally faster user interface than Feedalot – but the fact that Feedalot shows me whether a feed has … Continue reading

All I want is a good WAP RSS reader.

I want to be able to be able to read RSS feeds on my phone. Feeds are perfect mobile content – mostly text, all meat, none of the stuff like sidebars, headers, frames, navigation bars and popups that make most websites unusable on a phone. There are a number of excellent web based RSS aggregators but I’ve been having a hard time finding a WAP based one that I want to use regularly. The usability just isn’t there for one … Continue reading