Computer and Mobile phone content is merging… Get in on it...
Advances in mobile phone technology is now moving faster then any other market. Computers may be getting faster, but they have reached there potential – it will be along time before we see something completely different on a computer again.
Mobile Phones however, are still along way from what they can be used for. With each new mobile release, new features are added. Third Generation (3G) mobiles are giving people the ability to access a range of content; videos, games, ringtones, themes – but until now, there has been a wall around where people can access their media.
Service Providers (such as ‘3') have been only allowing their users to access new features from there high cost WAP download sites. Predictions are however, that these restrictions will soon be dropped. - You have unrestricted access to content on the internet – it should be the same on your mobile phone. For website designers – a new market will soon be arising.
The popularity of computers will never be lost, but younger generations are gradually becoming more accustomed to their mobiles. In the past “Send to a friend” links might have been popular ways to get a quick new visitor to your site. But the speed at which teenagers and young adults forward their new funny videos or ringtones to each others mobile phones is exponentially higher.
If you own a flash games, funny videos, funny pictures, phone themes, ringtones, -- or any site that is generally targeted at the younger generation, be prepared for the next wave of mobile phones, they could increase your sites popularity tenfold.
Phones are already now allowing simple flash games – it will not be long before they can take the full flash games you offer on your sites.
Phones can currently support 3gp videos (which require converting) – soon they will play your streaming wmv. Funny picture sites. Allowing your users to browse, play, try on their computers, then download to swap, share on their phones – will be a great way to keep your site popular.
Although phones may not be up to the standards where no changes are required for users to browse your site on their mobiles – its not too early to jump on the mobile content crazy early.
Setup a WAP site, to allow users to download content, Offer smaller cut down versions of funny pictures for the smaller phone screens. If your site has funny videos – offer them in 3GP format. One thing to remember though! Make sure you have your logo on your content – otherwise, once its being shared on mobiles, how will new users find your site?
One site that is already getting started on the mobile phone/computer content is itsall3.
itsall3 is being designed to take advatnage of the mobile market as soon as it opens up. The site is a content managment system offering funny videos - streaming wmv for computers, 3gp videos for mobiles. Ringtones, themes, wallpapers, flash games -- all avilable for playing, rating, commenting on a pc - with a very simple, easy to use WAP site to download the items to your phone.
Start taking advantage of the mobile market today - phones that currently cost £400, will soon drop in price, allowing everyone to own a phone that can play games, watch videos, etc -- and people are going to be searching the net for places to get them.
About the Author: Tim Norman is a flash games researcher who keeps studying various trends in flash games. He has reviewed many online games sites and recomends the ones like Flash Games