iPhone 3G Activates Mobile Apps Madness
Well since my last update the big news in mobile has undoubtedly been the upcoming release of the iPhone 3G. Billed as being twice as fast for half the price, this new version of the iPhone has the potential to attract a much wider user base.
Which brings us to the topic of this month’s mobile update. What do you get when you combine the advanced mobile technology of the new iPhone (and other smart phones and mobile devices to be fair), ever-creative open source developers and a growing user base?
Do I really need to finish this thought? Mobile Apps of course!
While I can only speculate as to what ingenious mobile applications we’ll all be using in the near future, and probably won’t be able to live without before we know it, let’s take a quick look at a few that are already out there.
Loopt Helps you Get Social
Compatible with over 80 different phones, and soon to include the iPhone 3G, Loopt is a GPS enabled mobile application that alerts you when someone from your social network is in the area and allows you to quickly and easily share messages and photos with them. The service is supposed to be so accurate that you can tell which restaurant, club or coffee shop your friends are hanging out at.
Mobiseer Helps you Get Organized
Since most mobile devices include a tiny screen, which limits navigation ability, Mobiseer allows you to bookmark all of your favorite .mobi sites for easy access. You can even create your own mobile page with quick links to all your frequent mobile destinations.
Mowser Helps you Get Searching
Ok, so there are several mobile search engines these days, what makes Mowser special? Well I could go into a little about how Mowser developed a technology that converts web pages into an optimum format for viewing on mobile devices, but the truth of the matter is that Nielsen Mobile recently released data showing that Google already has a 61% market share in the mobile search space, and that the big 3 search engines combined account for 84%. I guess I’d just like to see some new players get a shot in this space before it becomes impossible to break into.
MobiFeeds Helps you Stay Informed
Have you ever wished that you had an easy way to access your RSS news feeds and online subscriptions on the go? Enter MobiFeeds. Accessible to any phone with 2G or 3G technologies, and recommended for use with an XHTML browser, MobiFeeds makes it easy to add your feeds and access them no matter where you roam.
Of course these are just a few examples of the many new mobile applications that have been hitting the market at a relentless pace for quite some time now. Please feel free to add a comment about your favorite mobile app, and don’t forget to tune in to the next mobile update.