Friday, January 14, 2011

The new mobile community website

Latest community website don't build on web. They build on mobile.

Users register, access through mobile platform (iPhone, Android). Store photos at third party website like flickr, Instagram... Status and blog through twitter, finally publish to Facebook.

Users may not need to access to the website. A few good examples of the new mobile community website will be Whatsapp, Viber, Instagram (and more will come). Location base website like Gowalla and foursquare has a web version, but most of the time, users access through the mobile platform.

Whatsapp is a mobile application (available on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry), allow users to send SMS (to another mobile application) for free. Viber is the audio version of Whatsapp. Both application register through mobile platform, access the contact list and build a community.

Instagram is a photo sharing community on iPhone. You take a picture, add a filter to it, and share it out through other community website like flickr, facebook, twitter and etc.

Everything just done on mobile application, cooperated with other website to build a bigger community. New community website don't really need a website access anymore.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Digi Internet Lite data plan

The Digi Internet Lite data plan, cost only RM33 per month. It is the cheapest monthly data plan from DiGi now, but it also the useless plan.

The Internet Lite was limited at 300Mb monthly quota, but this package is not like other unlimited package, which allow user to continue using the data line with limited bandwidth after exceeding the monthly quota. Internet Lite will stop working after hit 300Mb quota.

300Mb seems to be enough if you are not accessing multimedia information like photos, audio or video streaming. 300Mb might not even enough for you to update a mobile OS image.

I will prefer the Discover Day which cost RM38, if it is still available.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

iPhone alarm fail on the first day of 2011

There are quite a number of users reported that iPhone alarm didn't work on the 1 January 2011. Read the post here and here.

I suppose to wake up early to attend a gathering on the first day of year 2011, I didn't heard the alarm ring. I though I was too tired and miss the alarm, now only I know that the alarm didn't ring at all.

Website says it works if the alarm set as repeated.