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Friday, August 12, 2005

more on mobile optimized web pages

In one of my recent posts, I had talked about how the sites were optimized only for the screen, bandwidth and memory and not the overall experience. Here comes another one (PHONifier)that almost fits into the same category, but still has some features worth discussing. PHONifier was launched yesterday and combines a feed (RSS/atom) reader with a mobile client that can supposedly optimize sites for cell phone screens.

However, before I get into any comparisons, the one laudable thing about the phonifier team is the that they openly give links to alternatives on their webpage. They mention IYHY and skweezer as alternatives to phonifier. The other thing I really appreciate is making the source code available. Gotta give you a thumbs up for that guys.

You might want to read a comparison between IYHY and PHONifier on Oliver Starr's blog.

The bottomline for me is that content is still not provided in a desirable way even though one may argue that it's a step forward.

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