Sunday, August 26, 2007

Wordpress's mobile phone optimized web interface

I am so relieved to find that wordpress provides a web interface optimized for mobile phones. I dont remember wordpress supporting this earlier.

Mobile blogging has always been a pain for me earlier and to some extent even now. Blogger, for instance, provides a mail based posting of blogs. You can mail your post by mailing it to a predefined mail address (thats how I am posting this message). But its not very covenient though. I need to open my mail client to post the message and also formatting on the posted message looks bad. Also, it does not provide a way to tag the message and also does not provide me with a dashboard.

Web service providers seem to vastly underestimate the need for a mobile phone optimized web interface. The whole world is moving towards mobile computing and web service providers better realize this.. For their own good.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Letter to Palm and Palm CEO's response

I saw this beautiful letter from Engadget to Palm. If you had read it, you would understand how detailed and truthful this letter is. Basically, this letter cribs about Palm's losing market in smart phones and what Palm can do to improve it.

I have been fascinated by Palm PDA's ever since I was a child. They were real innovators and as the letter describes (to which I agree completely), they seem to be losing out on innovation.

I love Palm and really wished that the top management at Palm really read this letter and act on it immediately.

Thankfully enough, the CEO of Palm, Ed Colligan, acknowledged this letter and has promised that they would act on each of the recommendations that were given.

I love companies (and its CEOs) that respect and respond to comments/feedback from the outside world.