Rev up your LP of “Who’s Next”:
I’m readin’ feeds
And when I want to read blogs, I’m going mobile
Well I’m gonna find a blog on wheels, see how it feels,
Keep me feeding
Actually not, as my mobile phone does not much more than allow phone calls and taking blurry photos. Oh, I can send messages to twitter. But someday, someday, I will have a real phone, that can do things like get web content and read QR codes- those bar codes which can link mobiles to web content. I got interested in them a bit when I stumbled across Semapedia, a web tool for putting bar codes in the world that link locations to info in Wikipedia.
Today I got a link (was it from RSS, twitter? who knows any more) to Brent Schlenker’s post onn publishing a conference guide that had embedded QR codes (Brent is actually a local here in Phoenix and we keep meaning to meet up for coffee).
Anyhow, like ne link leading to the next and the next, I saw his blog had its own QR code from Feed2Mobile – a free service that converts blog feeds to mobile friendly format, and provides the QR code to put on your site (presumably so phones can grab the feed??).
So now, CogDogBlog’s weighty sidebar has new bling, the Feed2Mobile code, which also provides a link to the version of my feed as it will appear on an equipped mobile device.
So while I like a worthy mobile device reader, I am getting mildly interested in how web content is being “embedded” elsewhere than just a browser on a computer.
The post "Feeding Mobile" was originally thawed from a previous ice age and melted at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2007/10/feeding-mobile/) on October 31, 2007.