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    Hi,

    I was quite happy when I discovered this forum a few months ago as it seemed it was the only forum about mobile web stuff. But as time passed I was disappointed big time because this forum is very inactive.

    Isn't mobile web/apps the next big thing? Why don't we see many active people around?

    I hope more mobile web designer/developers find this forum and join the discussions.

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    Here is the problem with this forum. It is based around the .mobi extension and was founded by domain name investors, not developers. Many people became developers but don't talk much.

    I join you in your wish that more developers would be here and talk about apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coast View Post
    Here is the problem with this forum. It is based around the .mobi extension and was founded by domain name investors, not developers. Many people became developers but don't talk much.

    I join you in your wish that more developers would be here and talk about apps.
    That makes sense. Do you know any other places to talk about mobile design/development?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coast View Post
    I join you in your wish that more developers would be here and talk about apps.
    Hi Coast, how are you getting on with apps and sms ? Is there a living to be made from these?
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    I agree. This forum has been very quiet in the last few months. My impression is that this forum is more for .mobi speculators and investors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coast View Post
    Here is the problem with this forum. It is based around the .mobi extension and was founded by domain name investors, not developers. Many people became developers but don't talk much.
    Good summary, and with the forum's redesign away from .mobi there was just a small handfull of existing members able or willing to contribute towards the new forum focus.

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    I'll be back relatively soon after I have a few more semesters. I want to develop but was very tired of rip off developers and trying to learn ad hoc pieces that just got me lost or my site 404 after a while. I am building my knowledge base. I hope this forum has legs to make it until I'm done. There are VERY GOOD PEOPLE on this forum.


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    If there was a large market now for mobile websites there would be more mobile developers. Speculators anticipate a boom, developers ride one.

    Mobile is still in the future, people are trying to figure what to do with it now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    There are VERY GOOD PEOPLE on this forum.
    ... and you, sir, are one of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Accent View Post
    If there was a large market now for mobile websites there would be more mobile developers. Speculators anticipate a boom, developers ride one.

    Mobile is still in the future, people are trying to figure what to do with it now.
    The Internet Marketing crowd is just now discovering mobile and their target market is offline clients. It's about to get exciting, it's just a question of whether it will include .mobi or not. That is going to be up to the domain holders IMHO.
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    There is nothing wrong with this forum, it's just ahead of its time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeflow View Post
    There is nothing wrong with this forum, it's just ahead of its time...
    Best summary of the issue!

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