[Server-devel] PDA mambot on XS

David Leeming david at leeming-consulting.com
Sun Oct 3 15:40:16 EDT 2010

Martin, Mike, 

I am exploring the possibility of increasing access to the server by
providing mobile-friendly content targeted at people in the community, and
the increasing number of phones with Wi-Fi support. For instance, the school
server as a multi-purpose resource could serve as a sort of on-demand
community radio station broadcasting audio information in the form of mp3s
(or any playable formats commonly used in mobile phones).  

It would be nice to have a tidy way to share such content, with user uploads
allowed too, and thus I thought of using a dedicated CMS with a mobile
extension or plugin. I understood by "mambot" that one could use a plugin
that causes mobile browsers to be recognised and then display content
tailored to suit. For instance, Wordpress comes with a mobile "edition"
plugin. On the XS it might run in parallel to Moodle with a different CMS,
and I am experimenting with that on an Ubuntu 10 machine, or there might be
a way to do it with Moodle. It might not be needed, I was happily surfing
the XS on an iPhone without any such reformatting. However, I want to see
what the range of options are, so I am interested in any feedback.    
David Leeming
Solomon Islands  

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Langhoff [mailto:martin.langhoff at gmail.com] 
Sent: Saturday, 2 October 2010 1:04 a.m.
To: David Leeming
Cc: XS Devel
Subject: Re: [Server-devel] PDA mambot on XS

On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 6:39 AM, David Leeming
<david at leeming-consulting.com> wrote:
> No-one has replied to this, but I remain interested in a mobile friendly
> plugin for the XS.

I personally don't even know what mambot is (and I'm under a pile of
hi-pri work).

If you outline goals more openly maybe someone can help you...

Or (in the opposite direction)if you outline specific technical
challenges in installing mambot,...

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