BlackBerry Browser User Agent

FYI: My BlackBerry’s Web browser identifies itself (i.e., “User Agent”) as: BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 So in PHP, an inexpensive check would be something like: if ( 0 === stripos($useragent, ‘blackberry’) ) { echo “True”; }

UPDATE: Washington Post Fixes Website for Mobile Users

After about two weeks of unresponsiveness, I finally found yet another way to contact the Washington Post to complain about their broken website (see my previous post for more info). This time, they promptly responded to my complaint, and within three or four days, the website was fixed. My contact person, Sarah Lumbard, was courteous… Continue reading UPDATE: Washington Post Fixes Website for Mobile Users

A River for NewsGator

Truly re-inspired by Dave’s injection of interest into mobile news reading, I’ve been tinkering with my own custom solution. Since I subscribe to NewsGator, I’m using the NewsGator API for some backend, but I’ve done quite a bit of plumbing myself. The most important things I wanted to be able to do were (1) to… Continue reading A River for NewsGator