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Writing for PDAs



12:56 am on May 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone started writing parts of their site to be PDA "friendly"?


4:29 pm on May 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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So far, the silence is deafening! While I am reading about and watching this field, I don't have a client who feels their content is appropriate for PDAs right now.

I'm mostly responding just to float this thread. Maybe someone who has waded into these waters will see it and respond.


4:40 pm on May 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Try looking here:

Me thinks that the market is too thin at this time.


4:54 pm on May 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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you just add these strings to the MIME type for those who want to config their servers

.wml text/vnd.wap.wml
.wmlc application/vnd.wap.wmlc
.wmls text/vnd.wap.wmlscript
.wmlsc application/vnd.wap.wmlscriptc
.wbmp image/vnd.wap.wbmp

I tested the waters some by submitting to a site called www.mopilot.com

You will get your site listed immediately and should start pulling in around 5-10 hits average per day depending on the keywords. Decreases with time due to others submitting their stuff as well. Similar to how NBCi's live directory works.

Like Mike said the market is pretty thin but you will find a lot of users out their visiting the pages if you can find the various search engines for it.

If you don't want to go through the trouble of setting up a few "decks" or "cards", aka sites or pages, then just create one page. Throw your domain name up there with a brief description. Maybe ask them to visit the site when they get onto a PC. Pretty good way to brand your products, services, or domain name.


5:10 am on May 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

I have a few WAP pages I threw up a month or so ago on [ubiety.nu,...] and only a few people have actually located them in search engines for WAP enabled sites.

The WML pages are basically test pages; I even downloaded a tiny WML Editor from Gelon.net. You can view the pages in a simulated WAP browser at: [gelon.net...]

Apparently accessing the net with PDAs is more popular overseas than it is here, I noticed most of my small traffic for WAP was oversears....


1:39 am on May 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Can you cloak for PDAs?
What I mean is, can you add something in the .htaccess file to transfer if it is a PDA?

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