Here is the internal AOL message I just sent to everyone…
We are blessed to have the greatest, kick-ass, take no prisoner, samurai, rouge, dev team on the planet working for us at Blogsmith/WIN/Netscape.
Today they surprised me by creating a mobile version of all of our sites– THIS IS NOW A DEFAULT FEATURE IN BLOGSMITH!!!
Create a blog, get a mobile site free! Also, it is autodetect… it knows you’re on a mobile phone and sends you to the right place.
We are here at CodeJam 7 and adding some very cool features to the platform. One of the first things to be rolled out is Mobile support for WAP enabled devices. This will be rolling out to all blogs but currently it is running on the following blogs:
- Download Squad
- Engadget Mobile
- TV Squad
To view this take your cell phone or PDA and just point to the site as you normally would. We will auto-detect the device and send it a special page.If you have a device that doesn’t send correct headers (Like sidekick or PSP) you will be able to manually go to the page by going to m.domainname.com. (but note: this currently isn’t working on any blog)
For screenshots of what this looks like check out the following Engadget post:
Big thanks to Mike and Matt (our new designer) for designing and rolling this out to all the sites and Brian, Celly and Alex for night-o-crazy-testing!
We have some other neat things in the pipes so stay tuned.
Blogsmith Lead Developer