Monday, July 09, 2007

Mobile Learning with BareSite

For those of you that do not yet own an incredibly expensive iphone, but still want to view websites on a mobile device fairly easily, you can try using a free web-based solution at www.baresite.com. BareSite converts any website to a layout suitable to be viewed on a mobile device. "The goal of BareSite.com is to make mobile browsing easy and cheap. While an increasing amount of publishers make their content available for mobile devices, over 98% of websites still are not ready for mobile browsing. With BareSite.com, we intend to change that. We strip all unneeded content from normal websites, and make them mobile-friendly. Browsing is easier, and costs are lower due to lower bandwith usage."

Here is what Bowling Green State University's homepage looks like using baresite -
If you use baresite let us know what you think.

4 comments:

Leonard said...

Not bad, but it doesn't appear to reduce the size of images, at least not using a desktop web-browser.

An alternative is to use Opera Mobile to browser the web from your mobile device. The browser works by invisibly passing your page requests to an Opera server, which trims the page content of the target site and even downsizes images to make them as lightweight as possible before passing the lean version back to your mobile device.

Terence Armentano said...

Thanks for your insight and feedback. Also, I will look into Opera Mobile.

Downes said...

Too bad I won't be able to get its name through any content filter in Australia!

Terence Armentano said...

Good point Stephen. They may as well have just called themselves "Nude & Mobile."

That probably wouldn't go over too well in the schools, eh. lol.