Apple’s server crashed when they released the developer kit for the iphone. Do you know what that means? That means that every body is trying to come up with the next best web application for the iphone. The internet will change. More and more people access the internet via their phones. Even before i got my iphone, i was surfing the web with my blackberry. I didn’t like it that much cause it was slow. And not a lot of websites were phone friendly. But now, a lot of the major websites are making mobile versions of their site. This is the wave of the future.
Think about how many people have cell phones. The figure is so much greater then computers. The cost to own and operate smart phones has gone down a great deal in the last year. You can now get a blackberry for free.
How does this affect blogging? Well, you can take advantage of this shift by creating blogs catered to mobile browsers. Create blogs that load faster. Create blogs that talk about mobile media and mobile internet. Try to get in early on these search terms. Hire developers to create an awesome mobile internet widget/mashup/whatever. Read tech related articles that give you the inside scoop. Start buying up domains for new sites and work the SEO for product specific searches.
Blogging about blogging is yesterdays news. Blog about blogging for mobile internet. The options are endless. Create themes that are mobile browser friendly.
Companies make billions when there is a technology shift. Samsung used to be a cheap no name brand. It built grade C electronics. But now, Samsung is considered superior to Sony. Sony! Samsung was able to take advantage of the new technology. The shift from analog to digital was the open window for companies like Samsung. Big companies already have a relationship with the old technology. So when a technology shifts, it’s open season for small companies. The playing field becomes leveled. Don’t you want a piece of the mobile internet pie? As a lowly blogger, you won’t get to taste that pie, but you might be able to pick up some of the crumbs. If Apple and Google makes Billions with mobile internet, you could hang around the table and pick up some of the crumbs that falls off the table. We’re talking about crumbs but it’ll still be large. Thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of dollar.