In early 2009 we looked at some of the options we had for creating mobile version of a website. Back then we had quite a few different and good players operating. They still do, but their terms have changed: Mofuse has closed the doors to free seekers, Swift is no longer accepting new signups and Wirenode started pushing ads to free accounts. Some odd new services that sprang up during the past few months aren’t even worth mentioning.
Recently a new service called Onbile was launched. They accept free sign ups and they allow hosting of mobile sites at your own domain.
Users get a selection of templates to choose from, all of which are further customizable. You can change color of background, fonts and upload your own logo or site header. Certain templates have different choice of icons available.
If your site is a blog and you want to publish content to your mobile site automatically from an RSS feed, you have to go with a templates that support RSS feeds. Disappointingly, there are only two templates that support RSS feed. Both designs are nice and clean though.
If you want to create a mobile site having static pages, you can do that too.
Because the mobile site has to hosted by you, you can probably add your own visitors trackers to it, although I have neither tested this nor verified with the developers.
Onbile is an actually good service.
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