Nokia Phone Server

Nokia has released their open-source mobile phone server. It's running Apache, which seems kind of heavy-handed for an embedded web-server, but definitely full-featured.

Combine a local mobile webserver with the Opera Mini or Full Opera web browser makes for rapid development of nice phone applications.

They even offer some nice suggestions:

Interactive, Context and Location Dependent Content

These demonstrate that a website on a mobile phone is not just like any other website that simply happens to be on a mobile phone, but that it enables functionality that in the context of regular stationary websites is largely meaningless.

* Remote interactive picture taking.
* Use the phone as a webcam.
* Find other mobile web sites in the proximity.
* Find out the location of a mobile website (cellid).

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.