What tool to use for converting websites to mobile

30 Mar 2010 - 12:45pm
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Matey Odonkor
2009

At the IxDA Vancouver '09 conference, someone gave a demo of an application they were building that can be used to convert and prepare a website for use/view on a mobile phone—can someone give any info about this group, links? Also, if you know of any open source tools out there that can achieve the same goal, please share. Thanks

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30 Mar 2010 - 3:30pm
Karl Herler
2010

Well I came across PhoneGap (http://phonegap.com/) a while back, not quite what you asked for but it's still really fancy :)

Other vice I've had quite a bad experience with quick and automatic converters. I really wouldn't use one since the mobile users objective and situation is rather different to that of the desktop. I've got some useful articles to help you get started if you chose that path instead.

 

Kal

30 Mar 2010 - 5:00pm
Barbara Ballard
2005

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 4:11 PM, Matey Odonkor wrote: > At the IxDA Vancouver '09 conference, someone gave a demo of an application > they were building that can be used to convert and prepare a website for > use/view on a mobile phone—can someone give any info about this group, > links? Also, if you know of any open source tools out there that can achieve > the same goal, please share. Thanks

For what CMS? For a personal site?

If going for a simple site, try http://mobify.me/ (is probably the one you saw demoed) For Wordpress with a bit of control, try http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mobile-pack/ For a complex site, try http://wapple.net/ For a fully complex site with 100% control, try http://bemoko.com/

For writing in web technology and converting to app, try PhoneGap or Rho Mobile.

~~~~~ Barbara Ballard Skype: barbara_ballard Twitter, Delicious: barbaraballard email: barbara@littlespringsdesign.com 1.785.838.3003

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30 Mar 2010 - 9:40pm
Matey Odonkor
2009

This has been really helpful. Thanks to y'll
_Matey

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 8:07 PM, Barbara Ballard <barbara@littlespringsdesign.com> wrote:

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 4:11 PM, Matey Odonkor wrote:
> At the IxDA Vancouver '09 conference, someone gave a demo of an application
> they were building that can be used to convert and prepare a website for
> use/view on a mobile phone—can someone give any info about this group,
> links? Also, if you know of any open source tools out there that can achieve
> the same goal, please share. Thanks

For what CMS? For a personal site?

If going for a simple site, try http://mobify.me/ (is probably the one
you saw demoed)
For Wordpress with a bit of control, try
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mobile-pack/
For a complex site, try http://wapple.net/
For a fully complex site with 100% control, try http://bemoko.com/

For writing in web technology and converting to app, try PhoneGap or
Rho Mobile.

~~~~~
Barbara Ballard
Skype: barbara_ballard
Twitter, Delicious: barbaraballard
email: barbara@littlespringsdesign.com
1.785.838.3003

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