Untappd’s Mobile Web App – Checking In With A Beer

Called “A Foursquare for Beer Lovers” by Mashable, Untappd is a location aware mobile web app where you check-in with a beer. You can get badges for when and where you check-in and for each different beer you check-in with. Users can add new beers including homebrews and keep a beer wishlist of brews they want to try. Untappd uses the Foursquare API for location support and works anywhere in the world where there’s beer. Other users can see your check-ins … Continue reading

Found On The Mobile Web #229

Found on the Mobile Web is a weekly WAP Review feature listing newly added and updated sites on the YesWAP.com mobile portal and WapReview mobile site directory. With these latest additions the directory and portal now list 2328 mobile sites. NFL Yahoo! Fantasy Football m.yahoo.com/fantasy Yahoo has updated their Fantasy Football Android, iPhone and mobile web apps for the 2010 NFL season with a new design and improved usability.  All three versions of Yahoo! Fantasy Football are free. Features include: … Continue reading

Carnival of the Mobilists at Mobyaffiliates

Read the best recent blogging on mobile topics in this week’s edition of  The Carnival Of the Mobilists. Hosted by James Coops at Mobyaffiliates, the latest Carnival has items on location based services, mobile apps and appstores, mobile social network statistics, Seattle’s Mobile Breakfast Events, the Intel Atom Developer program, Skype, the iPad, Opera Mini and Ribbit Voicemail. Thanks to James for including my review of Opera Mini 5 on Android.  This week’s Post of the Week competition ended in  … Continue reading

Find Your Palm Pre With Sprint’s Mobile Store Locator

If you are a customer, or prospective customer of U.S. CDMA operator, Sprint or just want to play with the Sprint exclusive Palm Pre, you might find this mobile site useful. It lets you quickly locate company owned and independent stores selling Sprint phones and service. A free-form search box accepts a zip-code, street address or city and state. Results include store hours, available services, click to call phone number and a link to text based turn by turn driving … Continue reading

Google Gears Opens Up Mobile LBS

As promised in May at Google I/O, Google has added a geolocation API to Gears. It supports IE, Firefox and Mobile Internet Explorer. When the latest Gears is installed on a compatible phone, the API provides JavaScript methods to retrieve the device’s current location using Cell IDs and/or GPS. Gears provides a standards compliant way to share your location with mobile websites, opening up all sorts of possibilities for location based mobile web services. The announcement is on the official … Continue reading

KeyToss Mobile Portal – Better than iGoogle?

KeyToss (m.keytoss.com) describes itself as a “Powerful, personalizable portal for smartphones“.  I think that’s a pretty good description.  The default KeyToss home page shows a search box offering a choice of search engines, current weather forecast, recent sports scores, stock quotes, a section of news headlines and about 20 well chosen links to frequently used information like movie show times and flight status. KeyToss is highly customizable.  without even registering, users can change their location and favorite teams, choose which … Continue reading

ZKOUT – The Network That Follows You

Zkout (rhymes with “shout”) is a new player in the crowded mobile social network field. Launched (audio) at Le Web 3 in December, Zkout bills itself as “The network that follows you”, emphasizing that it’s location based. Zkout combines Twitter-style location and status updates with location and media sharing. The basic idea is that you periodically update your status and location and optionally upload a photo or video shot on location. Zkout calls these updates “Moments”. Your information is shared … Continue reading