Taptu’s New Mobile Directory – Not Just For Touchscreens

Mobile search company Taptu has taken the wraps off their latest project.  Billed as “The World’s largest Directory of Web Apps & Touch Friendly Sites For Owners of Mass Market Touch Screen Mobiles“, it’s modeled after the iPhone App Store  with mobile web apps and sites organized into categories like News & Weather, Music, Sport, Entertainment, Social and Technology.  The directory is searchable and features rotating galleries of  “Top Sites” and “New Sites”. You can reach the Taptu directoy by … Continue reading

Taptu: Mobile Web Growing Twice as Fast as Expected, Outstrips iPhone Appstore.

Image: Taptu Mobile search company Taptu released the fourth in a series of “State of the Touch Friendly Web” reports today.  The reports track mobile web trends and showcase over 100 new Mobile Touch Web sites each month. In the latest report (PDF) Taptu compares the size and growth rate of its Mobile Touch Web index with that of the iPhone and Android appstores.   By Taptu’s count there are currently: 440,100 Mobile Touch Web Sites 185,000 apps in the iPhone … Continue reading

POLITICO – Top US Politics Site’s Mobile Editions

POLITICO is a three year old politics focused daily newspaper distributed for free in Washington D.C. It’s widely read by politicians, lobbyists and other D.C. insiders. The paper’s website, Politico.com has significant national readership with an Alexa US traffic ranking of 287. The mobile version of Politico is at mobile.Politico.com (first image). It was launched shortly after the PC one in December, 2007. Mobile devices visiting Politico.com are not automatically redirected to the mobile version. But iPhones (and only iPhones) visiting … Continue reading

Location Aware “Touch Web” Transit Tracker from NextBus

Alameda, California based NextBus delivers frequently updated estimates of the arrival time of the next transit vehicle at a given stop. Delivery is by electronic signs, voice response systems, SMS  and the Internet, including the mobile web. NextBus is used by 45 transit systems in the US and Canada, including my hometown, San Francisco. NextBus’ mobile web site has been an anchor tenant of the WapReview Mobile Directory for many years.  I use it a lot and find it really … Continue reading

Parent’s Choice – A Cross Platform Touch Web Site

Taptu released the second edition of their monthly  Touch Web Report today. Taptu defines the Touch Web as consisting of sites that are optimized for touch screen phones, including touch screen feature phones, rather than for a specific device like the iPhone. To date Taptu has found 326,000 touch web sites. In comparison there are only about 148,000 apps in the iPhone app store.  Because it’s not limited to a single device or subject to arbitratry approval processes, the Touch … Continue reading