Any Mobile Masterminds?

Several years ago, we registered, intending to make a general info/help kind of site for mobile device info. Like too very many of our good intentions, we never got around to doing anything about it, and our ownership of the domain is expiring this week.

I was going to let it expire, but Marc suggested that someone who reads this blog might want it, so if anyone does, post a reply here saying so by Wednesday of this week. I’ll renew it for a year and transfer it to anyone interested. If more than one person is interested, I’ll let Julie pick who gets it using her secret random winner picking method.

And don’t forget that part 3 of Eten Blog dot Com’s Developer Interview series is now online. It was originally designed to be a 3-part article, but there’s going to be at least one set of followup questions as well.

9 thoughts on “Any Mobile Masterminds?

  1. Kerim Satirli

    If anyone takes up the project, I’d be willing to offer them a year of hosting for the domain too, only condition being that you really use the domain to build something that is worthy of the name 🙂

  2. Johan

    I would be willing to give it a go, but there are already many many pocket pc help sites that it would be hard to attract users. A good idea would be to build a Wiki with suggestions for common problems, the different devices, hacks ECT, to consolidate everything. I do have some hosting but it’s not the greatest. Kerim, we could try it maybe get some other volunteers to help gather info, if we build it they will come.

  3. Marc

    What you described is very close to what I had in mind Johan. My original vision was a general KnowledgeBase for mobile device users. There are tons of forums but I have yet to find a really good consolidated knowledge base (and a wiki is a great model) where I can go and look up “Hard Reset Windows Pocket PC” without slogging through tons of chit chat in a forum or a million unrelated topics.

    The original vision was to get a group of knowledgable folks “on staff”, users would email in questions, the staff would pick questions they know the answer to, and then post the question (or a related topic) and the solution to the database.

  4. Marc

    PS: And I’m sure we can provide a starting list of “the most common general PDA questions people ask us!” to whoever took this on!

  5. Ellen Post author

    That’s great, Clinton – it’s yours. I just renewed it, and am going to forward it to your site right away. I’ll send you a separate email about the actual transfer.

  6. Joyce Ates

    I’m very excited about the future of this website. I’m placing it on my favorites list to watch as it develops. Great idea & much needed -an outstanding credible location for such a site – I’m always nervous about participating at sites which may have spyware etc-as part of their agenda. Can’t wait.

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