We had been contemplating of launching a mobile version of the blog for quite long, but frankly could not spare much time installing and setting up plugins or having some custom code to run a mobile version. Our search for setting up a mobile version ended with MoFuse, which has lots of features and customizations that would make it easy for anyone to launch a mobile version with minimal efforts.
MoFuse basically uses your feeds to create the mobile version of your site, but that is where the content part ends. MoFuse provides you with several customizations that would convert a simple feed into a mobile version of your site.
Features we loved about MoFuse:
Custom Domain Services MoFuse provides registered users with a easy to use custom domain name, so instead of using http://techiebuzz.mofuse.mobi/ we can allow our readers to access the mobile version by pointing their browser to http://m.techie-buzz.com
This service is absolutely free, but will require you to have access to your DNS records. If you don’t have access to it, please check with your domain registrar.
Display Customization MoFuse allows users to easily customize messages on the mobile website along with allowing you to add a logo to your mobile website.
Monetization If you think you would be losing revenue by hosting your mobile website with a third party, then you are slightly wrong here. MoFuse allows you to display Google AdSense and AdMob. Though there is a 50/50 sharing ratio between the publisher and MoFuse.
Automatic Redirection MoFuse provides users with automatic redirection script, that will detect when your website is being accessed by a mobile device and automatically redirect to the mobile website.
Comment Widget MoFuse provides users with a comment widget, using which you can allow visitors to comment on the post.
Statistics and Chicklets MoFuse provides you with decent statistics for the mobile website, and also provides with a chicklet ala FeedBurner to display the number of mobile visitors on your blog.
Overall MoFuse provides users with a decent service to run a mobile version of their blogs or websites, with all these features for free, we would definitely advice everyone who doesn’t have a mobile version of their blog / website to use MoFuse.
Do you have a mobile version of your blog yet? If you do have one, which service do you use? Do share them with us.