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Kineda Now Available on Your Mobile Handheld

Kineda Mobile Edition

I’ve always had the need to stay connected to the Web and E-mail while I’m on the go. This is especially true when I hit the mall with Tami and she’s taking forever to try on clothes! To pass time, I’ll flip out my Palm Treo Samsung Blackjack cell phone and surf some of my favorite blogs to catch up on the latest news, or I’ll pop onto Kineda to see if any new comments have been added to my latest postings.

Although web standards have been gaining ground in the last few years, many websites still haven’t created a stylesheet specifically for mobile handhelds. I find this horrible in a day and age where almost everyone has a phone that’s web-enabled.

Some sites appear so jumbled they’re unreadable on my Samsung Blackjack which runs IE Mobile, while others render fantastically. The ideal situation would be for each site to develop a stylesheet and code set specifically tailored to mobile handhelds. Along with the handheld stylesheet, would be a strip down of heavy graphics, flash, and other unneeded features to create a slim and trim mobile site that would fit a 2 to 3 inch screen.

What would all this ranting be worth if I didn’t practice what I preach? Nothing of course. So, I sat down last night and created Kineda Mobile Edition! Now you can easily view the most recent postings in a simple list format, and add comments on the go.

I was reading the other day that the wireless services market will reach an estimated $698 billion in year sales by 2009 as mobile phones replace the PC as the primary communication device, according to the Yankee Group. This is an astonishing number that anyone trying to reach their maximum audience (especially the ones not glued to their desks) should really be paying attention to.

Now go out and enjoy Kineda wherever you’re at!

  • jules

    Niiiiice! I just loaded up Kineda on my Treo 700W and it looks fantastic. Good job!

  • rbx6jm7man

    dude!!!! tha’ts so freakin’ awesome…. if i had one of those type of mobile phones! :P

  • heartofjosh

    damn that’s sweet. Can you add a search box?

  • yume

    Big thumbsups to Terry for always keeping on top of the latest trends! :)

  • djmikey

    Works great on my sister’s Sidekick! I love how simple and clean the layout is. Btw… I’m posting this comment from the sidekick!!! SOOO COOL!

  • haz

    i don’t know about US, in the UK charges are too high to surf the net using mobile not many can afford to do so.

  • lilkitty

    I’ve always thought it would be cheaper in UK. How much is the average monthly cost for data?

    I pay $30 a month for T-mobile here in the states.

  • JwKuo87

    I’ll check it out someday on my iPaq. If I could just get my wireless network to stop having issues..

    Just for a comparison, T-Mobile in the Netherlands offers two options for mobile internet ONLY (like an add-on):
    * € 2,38 per MB or € 0,24 per minute (sort of like pay per view)
    * € 9,50 per month (unlimited download)

    They also have this discount, giving you 50% off for up to 12 months.

  • David

    That just gives me another reason to grab a PDA :P Just makes Kineda better. Keep up the good posts Terry, love where the direction of the site is going. Was it hard to make it stylesheet for the mobile?

  • Terry Ng

    Thanks David! :)

    Not hard at all. It was just a matter of stripping down the stylesheet and XHTML down to the crucial elements needed for a handheld version. There’s only so much you can do on a small screen.

  • David

    Too bad you can’t stuff those yummy eye candy pictures in there, or wait, maybe you can! work your magic terry :P

  • b0unce

    im sad we dont have that phone in aus :(

  • beni

    i wish i could check the site on my phone

  • glimmerish

    I tried this on my Nokia 8125 and I noticed the pictures show up on the page after you click the story link! And it even fits the size of my screen perfectly. Awesome job as usual Terry! :D

  • Lenka

    i have damaged mobile…. PC 4ever

  • Maurice

    Thats cool.. I prefer Nokia 3310.. Lol.. Yah Lenka, PC 4ever..

  • Dexter Kanuto

    I’ll check it on my Palm or Blueberry.

  • Dexter Kanuto

    I mean blackberry. Typo.

  • CsQuared2

    Checked it on my SE P990i, pics of eyecandy come out great!!

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