golocal - 4:22 pm on Dec 23, 2009 (gmt 0)
Ok how about this. Until I actually got a smart phone, I realized that I didn't get it either. I relied on opinions from others that it was a passing fad, no one would purchase form their phone etc.
Smart Phone browsing is not cell phone dot mobi.
Once I started using the smart phone browser, I realized that I have some work to do on my existing website so it is more appealing to smart phone visitors.
Then I started with the apps.
The question for this forum is not so much about apps but how to make apps that open up your website to this new emerging market.
In other words, an app that downloads to the droid or Iphone etc and then simply opens up the small screen version of your web in the browser.
The app is just another way of marketing your site.
I just really think that as webmasters or what ever we call our selves these days, we will fall into a rut similar to the first days of the www.
Arguments about size of pages because of load time on a 14k modem. Those days are gone with todays speeds.
Is there still people that dial in with a 14k modem, probably, but it is now their problem not ours.
Don't fall get trapped in a paradigm, I really think the smartphone opens up tremendous opportunities for all of us.
We just have to be willing to adapt to something we are not used to.