Mobile 2.0

  • Mobiode: Surveys Tailored for Mobile

    Now that people are finally accessing mobile content on their phones, it’s good that someone is putting metrics in place to judge how good that content is. Mobiode by Wirenode is a survey tool for mobile phones. Using the built-in WAP or WHML browsers on today’s handsets, site operators can ask user’s opinions on any range of topics, and get the results fast. In theory… Read More

  • MyGADs for Storing, Retrieving Factoids

    Those of you familiar to the old days of IRC might recall infobots, handy little scripts that live in IRC channels and spout out factoids when they see a certain trigger. For example, my favorite infobot on Slashnet is Zuul. If you ask Zuul about me, he’ll respond with “Matt Hickey is the brain that makes the underpinnings of the Web,” an obvious reference to my genius. But Zuul… Read More

  • Mobio Expands from Movies to Everything Else

    , a service that used XML mashup-theory to bring about an easy, handheld way to find movie times and related tasks. Mobio, in the intervening time, has been busy, and now offers a full-on army of “widget”-style mini-programs for your Java-enabled phone. Take, for example, the Gadgethilia widget. The tool mashes up RSS feeds crom CNet and Slick Seals, Google Maps, Yellow Pages, and… Read More

  • Visit MobileCrunch: Now CrunchGearier!

    , now under CrunchGear’s stewardship. MobileCrunch isn’t about the phones, the Megapixels, or the handsfree kits. MobileCrunch is about the quiet explosion of software and websites made specifically for mobile phones that is quickly making the mobile Web as interesting and convenient as the regular one. The goal of MobileCrunch is to expose our readers to the useful sites and services… Read More