Found On The Mobile Web #205

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 2160 mobile sites. Science and Technology/Tech News/Digg Digg Lite An open source “Touch Web” version of Digg, created by the Digg folks to demonstrate their API. No JavaScript dependencies but it’s not for feature phones due to front page size of over … Continue reading

Afrigator – Mobile Memetracker for African Blogs

Afrigator is a memetracker that collects and links to posts in English by African bloggers. The tabbed front page is divided  into seven topic categories; Life, Entertainment, Business, Tech, Politics, Religion and Sport with a default tab that lists the newest and most popular posts from all categories. I’m pretty impressed with depth and breath of writing found on Africator. One could pretty much keep up with what’s happing in the world and in tech solely by reading African bloggers! … Continue reading

Explosion in African Mobile Browsing

Opera’s latest State Of the Mobile Web Report for the month of September focuses on Africa. It’s an eye opener for anyone with a US or Euro-centric view of Internet use on cell phones.  The report, which tracks the usage of Opera Mini, indicates that traffic from Africa is up 180% since January, 2008. Gains in some African countries are incredibly high.  September over January page views from Egypt increased 2300%, Nigeria 1690%, Libya 8537%, Zambia, 1200%, Swaziland  1700%.  Opera … Continue reading