The future of the internets is up for grabs (although I’ve got my thoughts about it) but at least one thing is definitely for sure: Mobility.
Devices that are mobile-web enabled and capable are becoming an ever-increasing hot-ticket item on people’s online software product roadmaps and geo-location software and services are the coolest thing since slice bread (well, not completely… but gaining steam).
And the iPhone has a lot to do with not only raising the bar but also pushing the need for weight-savvy developers to utilize data feeds to the max.
Yes, did I hear you say “syndication?” RSS, perhaps?
Well, if you’re interested in being a leg-up on the “competition” and providing simple access to your content for those that are on-the-go, here are two very simple ways to make your blog and/or ministry website go mobile.
Please note: Static html sites with no syndication need not apply (but you might want to think about a nice conversion experience to WordPress to get started…?)!
1. ::: Intersquash
Intersquash is a pretty lame name (in my very personal opinion) but it makes sense: “Squashing” content for the interwebs. What it essentially does is take your RSS feed from your site and/or blog and create a very gui-ish visual for mobile handsets or tools.
As you can see, ChurchCrunch has been “iPhoneized”:
Simple as pie you can be running an optimized site in literally seconds. They’ve got a cool 2 min video if you need any more explanation:
2. ::: MobilePress
This one is the bomb. MobilePress makes your WordPress-powered blog and ministry site go mobile with the click of a button.
It’s so easy, so effective, and so simply beautiful (default theme… but whoa, you can customize the theme…!) that I really can’t spend much time on a comprehensive review because all I can really say it that it kicks massive booty.
Check this handsome iPhoneized-WordPress-powered-ChurchCrunch:
So, there you have it. 2 super simple ways to go Mobile.
Are you mobile? Drop me a line in the comments and I’ll check it out on my iPhone and I’ll list it here:
Blogs / Sites that have Gone Mobile: