He has a post on how to mobilise your blog with WINKsite.
So let me get this right.
If someone surfing the net on their mobile clicks on the winksite URL version of my blog, all is cool, my blog is rendered for a mobile.
To do this they go to the WINKsite website (http://winksite.com), and then enter my blog code (7886) into the Direct access box, and done…this is effortless as they didn’t have to register.
Or they could browse for my name in the member directory or site directory or even the tag cloud (tags I have described my blog with..note, this is not free tagging, you select from a category list).
There is even a direct access via this URL:
More than just a mobile version of your blog
There is even a direct URL for my my site info, and heaps of other stuff…you see when I (the blog owner) registered with WINKsite I registered as a user…and have a user I can take advantage of all the WINKsite offerings.
As a user I can have a mobile URL for my blog, I can join chat channels, I can enter my interests, I can have a note pad, I can have a journal, I can have an agenda, I can join or create my own forums, I can make announcements, I can save links, I can have a guest book, etc…I can create content folders (within here I can post content kind of like blogging, or I can let the content run itself by putting in a feed)…basically I get a user space to house lots of things.
These content folders are also for public viewing…actually channels like journal, announcements, notes, kind of have that blogging feel as well.
When you click on my mobile blog URL, there is a drop down menu for you to access other stuff in my user space.
When reading the mobile blog, you will see a a title stream of the latest posts, click on a title to read the full-text, page through to finish reading a post…you can even email a post.
From Dave’s post:
“While some blogging services provide style sheets for a PDA-friendly version of your blog content, those templates alone reach just a fraction of the total mobile audience.
As such, WINKsite distributes the mobile edition of your blog in formats accessable by any web-enabled mobile phone.”
I’m certainly not ditching WINKsite for xFruits RSS to mobile.
Why…xFruits only work on XHTML-capable devices…and the other thing is that WINKsite is not just for publishing a mobile version of your blog, as a user I can utilise so many other features, plus the social aspects.
Here is a direct link to my announcements (this also could be used as a blogging)…all these features such as guest book, announcements, journal, etc…are called channels, you can even change the name of a channel, so I could call announements something else if I liked.
Believe it or not there is even a feed reader, well it is more a Public RSS Reader (you can’t mark read/unread or save links from here)…import a feed, import/export OPML, search feedster, view the WINKsite feed directory, and group feeds in categories, and off you go.
Here is a direct link to my syndicated feeds.
Read more about the public feed reader.
Check out my links page…there is even a link directory.
There’s loads…statistics, geo-location, various bar codes, a button to see what your mobile blog looks like (check it out below), all your channels (eg. blog, announcements, etc) have feeds…you can even generate code to make re-syndication box.
Since some channels are similar to blogging, or even the folder feature, you could use this as a side blog.
The button below will pop up a window to show you my mobile user space, if you want to read my blog click away, if you want to read my Public RSS Reader (syndicate feeds) go for it….
You can also have a subscription button for your mobile blog feed…but if I used a mobile feed reader (web-based or desktop) wouldn’t my normal feed be rendered anyway within the feed reader.
I see but if you want to read my feed at WINKsite it needs to be a WINKified feed…eg. If you had a WINKsite account, you may never have come across my feed in the WINKsite directory, but one day if you were browsing the web and you came across my blog, you could grab my WINKsite mobile feed button, and add it to your WINKsite account.
Clicking on the button will launch your WINKsite account…then you could add it to your syndicated feeds section (or manually add it to a folder).
Here’s my mobile feed button for you WINKsiters out there, actually I’m having a problem with java at the blog post level, find the button on my sidebar
…here is the feed link (you need to right-click and copy shortcut, and enter it at WINKsite yourself).
Not just for publishers…
- make a mobile version of your blog
- publish other types of stuff
- social community
- other WINKsiters can subscribe to your stuff
- the general public can view your stuff
[ADDED 3/06/06: Bitty browser allows you to view webpages in a small browser, from the drop-down if you choose Google it will be full size, if you choose Google squeezed it will be rendered for small screens.
But what if I want to take advantage of this and surf to Bitty Browser on my mobile, I’m sure I’ll get the whole website…it would be good if I could get just the Bitty Browser on my screen. This would mean they would need a mobile version of the Bitty Browser website
Just for fun, here my blog channel from WINKsite at Bitty]
[ADDED 3/06/06: Wampad is a website rendered for mobiles…lots of search choices]