Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Mobile, Going

Libraries should spend a lot of time, money, and effort to make their web sites mobile-phone-compatible. Smart phone users should have just as much right to ignore your page as the rest of your patrons.

3 comments:

hmmm... said...

There's actually nothing better than the convenience of being able to request books from the library while I'm at the bookstore, so I actually do think it's pretty important to be mobile-compatible.

Anonymous said...

What annoys me is all the time, energy and money spent to get library web pages on the iPhone.

Um...folks, that ignores 90% of your mobile phone patrons.

Dressmaker 8 said...

Timely as usual. Our library just finished ours. It didn't cost anything for us to do it and it only took 2 people about 2 weeks. They did it for sh*ts and giggles.

MIT has some open source mobile web code that you can use if you're interested: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/mit_to_open_source_mobile_web.php