Living a mobile life ..

Sometimes blogging helps you to develop ideas by harnessing collective intelligence! An idea may resonate with people around the world and may be developed almost instantly into what it was originally proposed.

Almost within an hour of posting my blog My 2007 resolution: Living a truly mobile life .. I got an email from Bill Brister co-founder of individui

I reproduce(with permission) an email from Bill

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> I am a big fan of your blog and what you post about. I have been working

> on a concept for the past 6 months about exactly what you posted about last -

> Living a mobile life! My partner and I launched our company a month ago

> with one vision in mind . Live Life Mobile! You can find us here -

> www.individui.com ;

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> We are rolling out slowly to begin with, since SMS technology is not as

> “up to speed” as the European and Asian markets are. We are introducing this

> functionality to businesses now in order to create a small but steady flow

> of revenue. Our goal for 2007 is to do exactly what you wrote about “Live

> Life Mobile!”

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> Thanks for such a GREAT blog and I hope to hear from you soon.

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> Bill Brister

While the site has still services being developed, the possibility of collaborating with sites globally is interesting because it will lead to better services/more ideas and ‘making a bigger pie’ – which is of interest to me in general when it comes to the Mobile Data Industry.

The second piece of feedback came from Vladimir Dimitroff – (posted in forumoxford). I am a great fan of Vlad’s views and although we both live in the UK, we have yet to catch up.

Vlad says ..

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A mobile life would reflect to a large degree our.. ‘non-mobile’ life, even if that means only what we do with a PC

For business you first need to stay connected – you have the Blackberry (not sure why – unless it’s paid by a client or employer). To carry less paperweights/bricks in your pockets, download and test on your Nokia some of the excellent free Java mail clients – you’ll never miss a mail.

Then you need an ‘Office’ suite – text editors and even spreadsheets are also available in Java.

Practical little gizmos like time-sheets, expense trackers, personal finance, language translators, currency converters, measuring unit converters, street and underground maps – are all abundant in Java for all handset makes, mostly free.

Some suites like Morange or Reporo (little apps tied to a service) provide a collection of functions like news, chat, RSS, weather, travel info etc.

There is the ubiquitous Google Maps for mobile – but also Mobile GMaps – another app that adds to Google also MSN, Yahoo and Ask.com maps – all in road and aerial/satellite versions.

Outside business, I won’t even start to list the variety of games, entertainment, health-watching and what-not-proggies that are available for the humble mobile. Most are free, the few that are not are cheap. And they won’t fill your memory – probably your entire collection of apps will occupy as much as a single video clip or MP3 song (for which today’s phones are equipped with more and more memory).

I didn’t insert any URLs – because all of this can be found at a single place that I have often recommended: GetJar (no, it’s not my site and I am not paid to promote it ).

If Java apps aren’t your game, you can still do practically everything you do on a PC via a browser. If the one that came with your handset is somewhat primitive, try Opera Mini or the mod I recommended elsewhere.

Enjoy your flat-rate – and your mobile life!

Cheerz,

V.

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