Recently, I was amazed by the way cool AppMakr tool, enabling users to quickly create and deploy an iPhone site and made available in the app shop. Well now, the AppMakr seems to have been one-upped by iSites. this amazing tool enables any content creator (like yours truly) to build and deploy a mobile site for iPhone and Android OS. Using RSS feeds, the utility has a very simply UI where the publisher simply selects his RSS feeds, assigns the content to a channel and then adds customization. What’s way cool is the ability to quickly connect to popular social sites to grab feeds (flickr, youtube, Twitter, Qik, WordPress, and others). Within minutes I created a demo app that’s customized and ready to be deployed and sent to the app store… simply awesome! See http://isites.us
Archives for January 21, 2010
Those of you in the USA who pop in to Best Buy occasionally, you may have seen a stand showing off the Nokia Booklet 3G… a slick, 3G enabled, SIM slot (AT&T) sporting netbook. The device retails for as little as $199 (with 2 yr AT&T contract) and will definitely turn heads. The good people with the Nokia media relations team have hooked me up with a loaner unit to test drive. And so, the requisite (genuine) unboxing video… enjoy!
This news came out in the middle of the night last night, unfortunately for us US-based journalists… which once again has to leave me wondering how important the North American market really is to Nokia? I guess, given that Nokia recently pulled the plug on its flagship stores in NY and Chicago, and add to the fact that you’ll rarely ever encounter a sales rep in T-Mobile or AT&T who is even familiar with an N95, N97, N900, yet alone knowing what the Symbian OS is should we be surprised?? Regardless, Nokia dominates on a global scale and so, this announcement will no doubt add to the already shaken-up mobile navigation market!
From the company… “Nokia has today announced plans to release a new version of Ovi Maps for its smartphones that includes high-end walk and drive navigation at no extra cost, available for download at www.nokia.com/maps. This move has the potential to nearly double the size of the current mobile navigation market.The new version of Ovi Maps includes high-end car and pedestrian navigation features, such as turn-by-turn voice guidance for 74 countries, in 46 languages, and traffic information for more than 10 countries, as well as detailed maps for more than 180 countries.” FYI, Ovi Maps is immediately available for download for 10 Nokia handsets see more at www.nokia.com/maps – PS: and Nokia, perhaps next time you hold a Global web PR gig, you could make it a couple hours later so everyone can enjoy it!