Site Of the Day: Wampad.com
Posted on 04.19.2006
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The mobile Web is coming. Whether it's coming at a rapid pace is up for debate
but these days, most people have cell phones - and as the cost to own a mobile
device decreases and the service plans to access the mobile Web lowers, it's
essential to start paying attention. In fact, you may want to start paying
attention now. The reason is because those that regularly use the mobile Web are
not just first adopters when it comes to technology, they are usually the first
adopters (and the most vocal) when it comes to other things as well - namely
your services or products.
An M:Metrics survey of 35,649 US mobile subscribers (based on a three
month moving average), revealed that 34.1 percent sent a text message, 10.4%
retrieved news and information, 10% purchased a ring tone, 9.8% used photos
messaging, 7.7 used personal e-mail, 6.5% used a personal instant messenger (AIM
for example), 4.6% used work e-mail, 4% purchased wallpaper or screensavers and
3.3% downloaded a mobile game.
In line with one aspect of this is our site of the day, wampad.com - a
mobile website portal which I've recently tested. While it's a little rough
around the edges - the site is well thought out in the sense that it acts as a
meta-portal to the mobile web. Currently, users can search popular sites such as
del.icio.us, flickr, wikipedia, the IMDB, news, patents, upcoming.org, stock
quotes and a few other cool things. Sure you could use Google Mobile or Yahoo
Mobile (you may already use these services) but there's so much more to the
Wampad.com is worth a look - but through your mobile browser.
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