Mowser! Russell Beattie Is Back!
Sounding for all the world like a mobile application for Scooby Doo and Shaggy is long time mobile blogger and commentator Russell Beattie. Not surprisingly, his project is based in the mobile space. It’s the Mowser website- a combination of HTML parser, transcoder, keywords and mobile directory.
Mowser’s transcoder is a bit more stout than a lot of existing ones. For instance, if a user requests a site that uses handheld stylesheets, Mowser will display that. He’s also built in support for AdMob ads, so that if users simply include the relevant meta tag on their site, Mowser will automatically insert AdMob ads, and start generating them some revenue… It’s cool that Mowser encourages people to build handheld style sheets, rather than just creating the impression that it can chew up their sites, spit out a mobile-friendly version and that’s that.
With all the best world, I’m looking forward to breaking this – because that’s how it’s going tobe driven forwards. Lots of testing, lots of problems an dhitches, and at the end something that works, is platform independent, and makes the mess of the real web usable on a mobile.