One of the best features by far on the iPhone is the powerful Safari browser. Finally mobile users can experience one of the best web experiences on a cell phone (I sound like Steve Jobs, haha)! Anyways, there are websites out there that are optimized for the iPhone’s 480×320 resolution touch screen, whether it’s in landscape or portrait mode. The following iPhone optimized websites are ones that I’ve come across on the internet and bookmarked. For those new Canadian iPhone owners out there, these websites might come in handy.
Google – Let’s start off with the big boy on the block, Google. Ever since the iPhone has been released by Apple, Google has slowly been releasing websites that have been optimized for the iPhone. Check out the Google homepage for the iPhone here:
Google Reader: Another awesome layout from Google. Keep track of your RSS feeds here. Add my RSS feed if you haven’t already. 😉
Gmail – Everybody’s favorite email application is optimized for the iPhone. I’ll be posting about setting up your Gmail IMAP on the iPhone soon.
Picasa – Google’s popular image application has been freshly released today and optimized for the iPhone…keep those web apps coming, Google!
Facebook – Also known as “crackbook”, Facebook mobile for the iPhone makes wasting time even better!
Apple’s Web Apps Page – Find one of the biggest directories of websites optimized for the iPhone here. This should be your first bookmark.
Bejeweled – This classic game gets even better when you’re playing it on your iPhone:
BBC Podcasts (beta) – Listen to all your favorite BBC podcasts here, streaming from the BBC.
CBS News – Get all your headlines from CBS here–can you believe there is no SPORTS category?!
Digg – Everybody’s favorite website looks great on the iPhone…can you digg it?
The Food Network – For all you foodies out there, check out The Food Network’s optimized website for all your recipe needs! Yes, that’s right, The Food Network! This site isn’t even advertised! Recipes are organized by Ingredient, Chef/Host, Holidays, and Everyday Meals.
Gridgets – this page can be customized with different web apps and can act as your homepage. You can even add NES Duck Hunt, a gas app, and digg!
JiveTalk beta for iPhone v0.9.1 – One of my favorite instant messaging applications, JiveTalk lets you sign into multiple IM accounts at the same time. Here, you can see that I’m logged into MSN Messenger and Google Talk. All of my contacts are displayed and can be accessed easily. Definitely one of the best IM web apps by far!
meebo – Another great IM app, this one lets you sign into MSN, Google Talk, ICQ, AOL, and Yahoo!
JiWire – is a WiFi finder that lets you search and locate all the free WiFi hotspots in your area by ZIP or postal code!
Leaflets – these small, mobile web-apps can act as a great start page for your iPhone. They mention that more apps will come in the future. Definitely work checking out.
seeqpod – this site works awesome for the PC for all your music searching needs. Find a particular mp3 and listen to it streaming!
Zinio – magazines for the iPhone! Check out full-sized pages with full content (minus the centerfolds from *ahem* certain magazines, wink wink!).
POP Take Out – Love social networking sites? This simple web app displays the latest headlines from Digg, Reddit, del.ici.ous, Trailrank, and Newsvine. If you’re a headline junkie, this site will keep you busy for hours!
Well, there you have it. These are the iPhone optimized websites that I have bookmarked on my Safari browser. If you have any other worthy websites, please let me know! I’m off to bed, look forward to another update tomorrow!
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