As you will no doubt read elsewhere in the next few days, we've got some very exciting plans coming up here at the dotMobi company. Already, you'll have seen we've launched the ready.mobi mobile readiness checker (at http://ready.mobi) and that we're continuing to build out our developer community at http://dev.mobi. And you'll be pleased to know that there's plenty more to come in terms of development resources.
But as well as all these great tools for mobile developers, we've realised on important thing: that we can also really help in bringing the mobile medium to consumers themselves by making it easier for them to find great quality content.
In one respect, this is a pretty unusual step for a domain registry to take. But we've also realised that we need to take on some of the responsibility for helping connect supply with demand. In other words, ensuring that the creation of great content and services is rewarded with interest and uptake from the mobile subscriber base.
So we're announcing that we've started work to build a global directory of mobile Internet content, from which we'll be able to offer white-label directory, research and database licensing services. This directory is a natural evolution of our registry business, combined with the expertise we've built up around rating the quality of mobile content. (For example, we've already produced research reports detailing the mobile-readiness of various telecoms companies and governmental reports on the state of mobile content in-country).
We intend this to be the world's finest collection of mobile content.
Stay tuned, as they say, for more details. But you'll start to see us getting more and more involved in discovering fantastic mobile content. And, over the coming months, we'll be helping operators, vendors, and partners to locate and promote it to their users - who are ultimately, of course, the key to making the whole medium become successful.
I hope you'll join us for the ride :-)