The 34th ICANN meeting is now in progress, and things are a little easier than usual this time around. There aren't less meetings, and we're all still carrying around backpacks and laptop bags and running all over the place, but at least everything you need to know about what's going on is finally on a mobile at http://mex.icann.mobi. Finally, no digging around for program logs and maps; it's all in your hand. The mobile version of the Mexico meeting site contains useful information, like:
- A map of the venue
- A Twitter feed so attendees can interact using text messages
- Security advice
- Taxi numbers
- Hotel information
- Restaurant and bar reviews
- A weather forecast
All good stuff that is relevant to a mobile user attending a meeting such as this one. And the content loads really fast because it is specifically designed for someone browsing from a mobile phone.
In particular we’d like to tip our hat to the folks at mobiManage for their support and expertise in developing this site — and a nod to my talented colleague, Francesco Cetraro, for his creativity and coordination.