Found on the Mobile Web #57

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 1554 mobile sites. Business/Banking and Payments/US Regional Banks BECU Membership in the Boeing Employees Credit Union is open to all Washington State residents.  BECU has 45 branches and 160 ATMs in the Seattle and Puget Sound area.  The credit union’s mobile site … Continue reading

Fifth Third Bank – First

A couple of months ago, dotMobi announced the availability of one and two character domain names. These so called “L” and “LL” names are considered highly desirable because they are easier to type, an especially important consideration for mobile. If a short name is a logical abbreviation of a company or site’s full name it can be easy to remember too. Like for American Airlines and for Kaiser Permanente, a big U.S. HMO. Rather than selling these short … Continue reading

Transcoders and HTTPS

The W3C is still grappling with the issues around content transformation. As I wrote back in August, the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group (BPWG) within the W3C is in the process of formulating a set of Content Transformation Guidelines, defining how web to mobile transcoders should work. The discussions have been extremely heated.  Virtually everyone developing mobile web sites just wants  transcoders to leave their content alone.  There’s considerable distrust in the developer community about the the BPWG, which many … Continue reading

Found on the Mobile Web 47

Found on the Mobile Web is an occasional 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 1271 mobile sites. Entertainment/Gossip Gossip Bucket ( Another new site from MobileInfocenter, publisher of MobilityBeat, Tech News Tube and Mac Hash. Like the other MobileInfoCenter sites (review), Gossip Bucket is a topic-specific feed aggregator.  The topic is celebrity gossip and the content is pulled from sites like Perez Hilton, Gawker, E! Online, Defamer, People, … Continue reading