I actually wrote this a few days ago; but have inexplicably been unable to post with Blogger. I knew I should have converted to WordPress ages ago!
It stands to reason. On Tuesday I wrote on mobile search services, on Thursday, one of the big’uns changes their interface. No surprises, of course.
At any rate, per the Google Blog, Google Mobile has created a new interface. It’s fundamentally similar to what they had before, but not identical. They’ve got a new quick interface giving easy access to Google Search, Google Maps, and Google SMS, rather than jumping straight to the meat of Google Search.
And they’ve also heavily revised their informational copy as well: a good thing, since it was very cluttered and difficult to use now.
I’m sure it’s all because I suggested they needed a usability consultant – right?
Joseph Dolson; November 1, 2006 at 7:16 pm
Thanks – I commented on that, in fact, in my previous post.
liz; November 1, 2006 at 7:11 pm
4INFO.net (text to 44636) has a similar text message offering, but provides several additional services that Google does not: text alerts for sport scores, weather forecast, stock quotes, horoscopes, and services for player stats (“troy palomalu”), flight times (“swa san jose san diego”). 4INFO recently launched the ability to make any blog or news feed accessible from a mobile phone. In a matter of minutes, you can create a keyword that your readers can search to get your latest post or sign up for text alerts.