Friday, June 13, 2008

Building A Mobile Website In A Hurry -

While walking through the neighborhood yesterday, we came across a house for sale with a tag under the for sale sign. It read something to the effect of:

To learn more about this house, text: kw45 to 881-50

I couldn't resist doing so, and in a few moments got back a message that said:

3128 S. 12th St. Arlington, VA - 3/4BD, 1BA, $2,050. Realtor: Bryan Taylor (703-216-2489) Additional Details and Photos:

First, I was immediately impressed with the service - simple and effective. When I visited the website in my sidekick, I was indeed greeted with more information in a totally readable format.

When I got home, I looked up I got some good news, and some bad news. The bad news is, they don't seem to offer this text a keyword to a number service to the general public. Apparently, the Bryan above has a special deal with them as a tech partner. But, the good news is that they do offer creation and hosting a mobile site for free.

So, I gave it a try. And in a few minutes, I had: That's right, Ideas2Executables now has a mobile friendly presence.

The service is really quite basic, but I think effective. The sites that get built are very beginner-level-1994. But, on a cell phone, it looks pretty decent.

A search for sites turns up some clever uses, such as: Election news and WeMedia Conference. The conference idea is a good one, as folks are no doubt wondering around your conference with a cell phone, and now they can easily check the schedule and such.

I think this is a fun and useful find. It's definitely worth taking a few minutes and getting your mobile version setup. I'm thinking it could even be a way for someone who really knows absolutely nothing about the web, to make a website. It's that basic.

Check out the i2x version on your cell phone by filling out the following form:

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