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Called "A Foursquare for Beer Lovers" by Mashable, Untappd is a location aware mobile web app where you check-in with a beer.
You can get badges for when and where you check-in and for each different beer you check-in with. Users can add new beers including homebrews and keep a beer wishlist of brews they want to try. Untappd uses the Foursquare API for location support and works anywhere in the world where there's beer.
Other users can see your check-ins in their timelines and in a public timeline that Untappd calls "The Bar". Check-ins, badges etc. can be shared on Twitter, Foursquare, Gowalla or Facebook. You can also make your check-ins private so that only your Untappd friends can see them.
What sets Untappd apart from Foursquare, Gowalla etc. is that it's also sort of a reviews and recommendations site for beers. When you check-in you're required to name the beer you're drinking and you can also give it a 1-5 "bottle" ranking. Beer names are clickable and lead to a page with some information about the beer along with its cumulative rating and recent user check-ins and comments on the brew.
Untappd uses some HTML5 features and currently supports the Android, iOS, WebOS and BlackBerry OS6 browsers only. I tried a few unsupported browsers and found that it also seems to work in the bada browser but not with Opera Mobile 11 or Mini 6 or the pre-Anna Symbian^3 browser.
Filed in: Wap Review Directory - Entertainment and Leisure/Life Style/Beer, Wine & Spirits
Ratings: Content Usability
Mobile Link: m.untappd.com
Found on the Mobile Web is a weekly WAP Review feature listing newly added and updated sites on the YesWAP.com mobile portal and WapReview mobile site directory. With these latest additions the directory and portal now list 2328 mobile sites.
Yahoo! Fantasy Football m.yahoo.com/fantasy Yahoo has updated their Fantasy Football Android, iPhone and mobile web apps for the 2010 NFL season with a new design and improved usability. All three versions of Yahoo! Fantasy Football are free. Features include: real-time fantasy match up scoring, roster management, player stats and news, in-app alerts when one of your players has an injury or is on a bye week and Fantasy Football videos. Source: Yahoo Mobile Blog
MobileGeekInc. m.MobileGeekInc.com Lively and frequently updated blog from two Polish mobile geeks. Features mobile news and rumors along with device un-boxings and phone and app reviews and how-to articles. Mobile version was created with MobStac, a free RSS to mobile service.
SmartphoneCorner www.smartphonecorner.mobi A news blog covering iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry devices and software. Mobile version is powered by the WordPress Mobile Pack.
MTR Hong Kong mtr.com.hk/mobile/eng/ Interactive trip planner for Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway. Covers all MTR light and heavy rail and bus lines including the Airport Express. The site also has tourist information and pages covering handicapped access, station facilities and the railway's MTR Club rewards program. Source: Oh! Mobile Directory
Mannuforall mannuforall.mobify.me Manojr Tiwari's blog features tech news, tips, tricks and mods for mobile phones, mobile apps and Microsoft Windows. Manojr is one of India's top tech bloggers and is well known for his English translations of UC Browser Betas. Mobile view by Mobify
Tales of a New Yorker www.talesofanewyorker.com An "Insiders Guide" showcasing what New York has to offer to residents and visitors. Covers news, events and all the things going on in New York City (and surrounding areas).
Mobilerated mobilerated.com/wap/ Freeware, ad-supported and demo game and app downloads from Mobilerated, one of the largest distributors of free and ad-supported mobile games on the web.
Ratings: Content Usability
Yedwik m.yedwik.com A new Meme Tracker that gathers the top news stories from around the web based on their popularity on Facebook. Uses the Google transcoder to display mobile formatted versions of the original articles.
ApniEYESP wap.apnieyesp.com/ The (mostly) WML mobile edition of "Pakistan's biggest entertainment portal". The English language site contains a large collection of Pakistani & Indian music with downloadable mp3s and ringtones, Pakistani mobile videos, concert listings, Bollywood movie reviews and mobile game and wallpaper downloads.
Coldtags Places places.linkstore.ru Crowd-sourced location sharing service that uses Foursquare as a POI database. Locates you using the HTML5 Geolocation API of your iPhone, Opera Mobile 10.1 or Android browser and presents a list of nearby locations where Fourquare users have historically checked in. Click a location to see a menu allowing you to share your location (name of the place and a short link to a Google Map) by email, SMS or as a Facebook or Twitter status
Read the best recent blogging on mobile topics in this week's edition of The Carnival Of the Mobilists. Hosted by James Coops at Mobyaffiliates, the latest Carnival has items on location based services, mobile apps and appstores, mobile social network statistics, Seattle's Mobile Breakfast Events, the Intel Atom Developer program, Skype, the iPad, Opera Mini and Ribbit Voicemail.
Thanks to James for including my review of Opera Mini 5 on Android. This week's Post of the Week competition ended in tie. Congratulations to co-winners Tomi Ahonen for his brilliant expose of the "fools gold" of mobile apps and location based services and Terrence Eden for his in depth review of Ribbit.
If you are a customer, or prospective customer of U.S. CDMA operator, Sprint or just want to play with the Sprint exclusive Palm Pre, you might find this mobile site useful. It lets you quickly locate company owned and independent stores selling Sprint phones and service. A free-form search box accepts a zip-code, street address or city and state. Results include store hours, available services, click to call phone number and a link to text based turn by turn driving directions, which I found accurate. An advanced search form lets you restrict results to locations offering handset repairs, bill payment or having Spanish speaking staff.
The only thing I didn’t really like about the Sprint site was the map feature. The driving directions include a link to a .gif file showing the route on a map. Because it’s a file link rather than a page containing an <img> tag, many handsets will prompt the user to download the map rather than displaying it in the browser. The maps are 500×400 px and around 100 KB in size, unnecessarily large for most phones. The maps are not zoomable or panable and unless you are within a couple miles of the store, are not detailed enough to be useful. I’d prefer a link to Google or Bing’s mobile driving directions which include zoomable, scalable maps sized to the handset’s screen.
Filed in: Wap Review Directory – Search
Ratings: Content Usability
Ready.mobi Score: 4 “Good”
Mobile Link: storelocator.sprint.com/sm/