Here’s what I did as a permanent solution:
- WINKsite. Set up an account, built a site, followed the instructions for Blogger and couldn’t get it to work with my Blogger ATOM feed or my Feedburner feed, but it worked with my Feedster feed. Here’s a tip: use the Feed Validator to validate your blog feed prior to signing up; if it validates, then it will work on WINKsite; if not, I guess I recommend Feedster. I now have a WINKsite for Strategize — http://winksite.com/rhollman/strategize.
These tools seem to work better to actually use on a WAP device and can be used by readers on the WAP side to view feeds or sites and/or authors on the non-WAP side to create WAP-compatible site/feed links:
- RSS2WAP.com. Didn’t work with my Feedburner feed, but worked with my Feedster feed.
- PHONifier. That worked — here’s the link. This is mobilizing my site, not my feed
- Skweezer. That worked too — here’s the link. This is mobilizing my main site, not my feed.
- IYHY. Looked the best of a;; those above, but mobilizes the site, not the feed — here’s the link.
These tools allow the reader to easily mobilize someone else’s feeds:
- Lifefeeds. Works much like Bloglines Mobile (see below), but requires the install of a Lifefeeds Reader — lots of platforms supported, including Blackberry. I’m not a big fan of having to install an application.
- Bloglines Mobile. Probably the best way to view feeds regardless of feed type; everything I read on my computer I can read on my mobile — I can even designate certain feeds not to appear on my mobile. Doesn’t solve for mobilizing non-feed sites, and may not be the best option if you don’t use Bloglines, but I like it. I’m sure Bloglines competitors have similar offerings.
One tool that seems cool, but I don’t have a phone it works with:
- Semacode. Essentially I can make a barcode that links to my Winksite that someone with a cell phone with a camera (that happens to be on the very limited list of supported phones) and Semacode software can take a picture of and link through to the WAP site. This seems like a really cool thing, especially to put on a business card, but I don’t think adoption and compatibility are high enough to justify its use.
Hat tip to Steve Rubel for some of the links.