Mobile sites?
December 2, 2008 9:13 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend good mobile web sites?

Looking for suggestions for good mobile, pda, and wap formatted links and websites. I am especially looking for mobile device start pages and portals that you can edit/customize/etc.

My new cellphone has a basic web browser (although it certainly is no iPhone or BlackBerry), and since I'm not using a cellphone provider's portal/site on the phone, it is up to me to set-up a home page for the cellphone and add links to other pages I want to use.
posted by jca to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is a good, regularly updated, though US-centric list of mobile pages.
posted by Happy Dave at 9:18 AM on December 2, 2008 [5 favorites]


Netvibes has a mobile version. Sounds like it's exactly what you are looking for.
posted by kdern at 10:20 AM on December 2, 2008


Low rent solution:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//WAPFORUM//DTD XHTML Mobile 1.0//EN" "http://www.wapforum.org/DTD/xhtml-mobile10.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="application/xhtml+xml; charset=UTF-8"/>
<title>Personal Home Page</title>
</head>
<body onload="document.getElementById('query').focus();">
<div>
<form action="http://www.google.com/m">
<input class="textinput" type="text" id="query" name="q" size="25" maxlength="2048" value="" />
<input type="submit" value="Go"/>
</form>
</div>
<div>
<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/mobile">BBC</a> |
<a href="http://m.flickr.com/">Flickr</a> |
<a href="http://google.com/gmm/">Google maps</a> |
<a href="http://m.rememberthemilk.com/">Remember the milk</a> |
<a href="http://news.google.com/news?output=xhtml">Google News</a> |
</div>
</body>
</html>

It's not pretty, but it works on my phone, though YMMV.

What it gives you is a Google search box and some links. Add/edit/otherwise amend the links to whatever you want. I copied it to my phone on a card miniSD card, opened it in the browser and set it as the homepage. (You will need to copy/paste it into notepad and save it as whatever.html first.)

I hate having opening my browser on the phone cost me part of my allowance.
posted by mandal at 10:47 AM on December 2, 2008


Netvibes gives a content error on the phone's browser. (Assume the site is too much for the modest browser on the phone.)
posted by jca at 12:27 PM on December 2, 2008


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