A week has now passed since the end of the ICANN Nairobi meeting. The amazing friendliness of the Kenyans and the great effort of local organizers and ICANN staff made the stay in Nairobi particularly pleasant. Aside from interesting discussions and grilled crocodile at the gala dinner, I am particularly happy to have had the chance to meet some local developers and tech entrepreneurs and talk about dotMobi and mobile Web in Africa.
I was invited to speak at the iHub, an interesting space for technologists, investors, tech companies and even hackers that opened very recently in Nairobi. After a talk by the W3C's Thomas Roessler on mobile Web standards, I had the chance to give an overview on dotMobi. It was good to go beyond the .mobi domain and talk about all the cool services that dotMobi offers to developers and content owners interested in extending their reach onto the mobile Web. From our marketing sourcebook mobiThinking and our developer community mobiForge, to our testing tool mobiReady, our award-winning DeviceAtlas and Instant Mobilizer products, and the very cool Wordpress Mobile Pack, dotMobi's suite of products received very positive feedback and a lot of questions from the audience.
Finally, in leaving the stage I asked the audience what can Europeans and North Americans learn from Kenya's experience with mobile Web. The response: Get down to business and focus on what is really important for the mobile users, rather than on the special effects ... in mobile, less is more!