How to Use IPhone and Android Webapps in the Opera Mobile, N9, Windows Phone and Other Browsers

There are a lot of wiz bang new webapps that use rich graphics, fancy JavaScript effects and HTML5 features like geo-location and local storage. But if you have a BlackBerry, Windows Phone, N900, N9, Symbian or WebOS phone or you’re using Opera Mobile or Firefox Mobile, you probably aren’t seeing them because they are only served to IOS and Android devices Opera Mobile and Firefox Mobile and the browsers on other smartphone platforms are often as poweful or more powerfull than iOS Safari or the … Continue reading

Carnival of the Mobilists #252

Photo: Fabiana Zonca – Some rights reserved Welcome to the latest edition of the Carnival of the Mobilists, a recurring showcase of the best recent blog posts on mobile topics. This month’s Carnival offers a fine selection of posts from all areas of the mobile ecosystem. In The End of Cross-Platform Mobile Operating Systems Richard Monson-Haefel at Ambient Strategic Mobility argues that tightly integrated mobile ecosystems à la iOS are the key to success for mobile platforms. Agree or disagree? Sachendra Yadav at Technology, … Continue reading

Google Plus Web Apps For Every Mobile Browser

Google Plus, the search giant’s latest try at social media, seems to be taking off. I’m not going to try to explain Google Plus here.  If you need an introduction to it a couple of good ones are Google’s interactive tutorial and and Paul Boutin’s clear description of the basics.  This post is a look at the available options  for using Plus on a mobile device. The richest Google Plus experience is with the official Android app which requires Android 2.1 or latter. Almost … Continue reading

Found On The Mobile Web #241

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 2343 mobile sites. MobileTech Web, Mobile Development Shi Chuan is a mobile web developer and contributor to the HTML5 Boilerplate and Smartphone front-end Matrices projects. His blog covers mobile and web design and development topics and includes lots of tips and tutorials. … Continue reading

Using a $63 Palm Pixi+ on Prepaid For $2.50 per month

I just posted an item on Prepaid Phone News about using a closeout Palm Pixi Plus on the US prepaid MVNO PagePlus.  These phones are going for $65 or less brand new on Amazon and elsewhere.  They are Verizon CDMA models and as far as I know won’t work on any operator except Verizon or an MVNO that uses the Verizon network like PagePlus. However, the Pixi Plus has WiFi and it’s possible to use one for app development or … Continue reading

How to Increase the Font Size in the WebOS Browser

I picked up my first WebOS device last week. It’s a Palm Pixi Plus for Verizon which is being closed out for around $69 on Amazon and elsewhere. I got the Pixi mainly for testing web sites in the WebOS browser using WiFi. I activated it on PagePlus Cellular, a Verizon prepaid MVNO which only requires a $10 refill every 120 days to keep your account active. The per minute and per text rates are pretty low too although data … Continue reading