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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tip of the hat to Carnival of the Mobilists

Thanks to Bena Roberts for linking through to my 900MHz refarming article from last week.

Some other interesting posts on the list too. This one is good on sources of mobile stats.

Although I vehemently disagree with the "local search" concept reheated on this post. No, I don't ever foresee asking my phone "what pizza restaurants are nearby?". As I've said before, mobile search is a red herring. Search on mobile, yes, but local search or this fatuous notion that "mobile users want to find, not search". Please. It's just wishful thinking from people jealous of Google.


Anonymous said...

thanks for the link glad the stats list seems to be useful.

Anonymous said...

Having done local search on a couple of GPS enabled phones, I can tell you that it is incredibly popular. Especially when it is coupled with voice search. And the most popular search term; well no porn (for a change) but rather a more and more important 'cash in my wallet' issue: 'Where is the cheapest gas station around here'.

Anonymous said...

Good timing. Just yesterday at Seattle Scalability Conference the guys behind Goole Maps Mobile (the phone application for maps and local search) said that they see very fast growth in mobile local search. I think (not entirely sure there) it is growing faster than desktop local search. The video will be soon on YouTube so that you can see the original.