When I got back into the mobile world recently, with a couple of apps I wrote and hanging out in the #mobitopia IRC channel again, I wondered why there wasn’t any central aggregation for the mobile world. The Semantic Web has PlanetRDF, and there are more than a dozen other similar aggregation services for different portions of the web, from Apache to Gnome to Adium. Despite the large weblogging community surrounding the Mobile world, however, there was no similar aggregation.

I say was, because there is now. PlanetMobile is an aggregator for all things mobile related. It features posts from a variety of sources, from Engadget to the mobile platform category on my weblog. It also shows the recent flickr images tagged with “mobile”, as well as the latest posts from both and Technorati, all aggregated in a handy little sidebar.

The CSS is taken in large part from PlanetRDF, which has already gotten me some compliments (which I’ve suggested be forwarded onto the chaps). The Planet aggregator is running the whole shebang behind the show, along with the Magpie RSS Aggregator for the sidebar.

If you can think of another Mobile feed that should be added, I’d be interested in hearing from you. If you think that it’s a cool idea, and want one for your own specialty interest, also feel free to let me know. If you think that I’ve somehow impeded upon your copyright, also feel free to let me know. If you just think I’m a weirdo, I’m always open to that too.

3 Responses to “PlanetMobile”

  1. Sandeep Says:

    Chris, can you add my blog as well to PlanetMobile?


  2. Christopher Schmidt Says:

    Sandeep: What “Name” do you want associated with the weblog? I just used “Sandeep” for now, most people have gone with full names. You’ll be in there for the next run, in about 5 minutes.

  3. Sandeep Says:

    Chris, Thanks! “Sandeep Chandur” is my full name.