Now the Olympics is soon over and I wanted to develop some nice functions for results. But in lack of time I only had time to make some linkpages, where you can select a specific sport and get the best link to that sport.
So check out my links for: Olympic results, Olympic medals, Olympic records and Olympic history
If you want to look at the results for one of the sports you can choose one of the following links:
Canoe & Kayak
Track & Field
Now I officially launch my mobile service with the Olympic Schedule for Beijing 2008 . I know that the olympics has run for a few days now, but since it’s still some days left, I thought it could be useful for someone.
You can reach the service at:
The page is mobile adaptable, so if you visit if from a mobile you get a more slim design. You can force mobile by typing http://jupsi.com/olympic/
What I like about my service is that you can convert all the events to your own local timezone (with support for daylight savings) and download the time for the event to your calendar in your computer or mobile (if you visit the page from a mobile) and get a reminder before the event starts.¬† So the page could be used by anyone around the world to get a correct local time schedule of the Olympic Games in Beijing. By default the timezone selected is local Beijing time.
Since mobiles often only support vCalendar format, all specific events are in that format. But if you select to show a specific sport like Football, you can also get the calendar in iCal format, if you want to import it as a separate calendar for example in Google Calendar. The sports you can select to show are:
Olympic artistic gymnastics
Olympic beach volleyball
Olympic canoe/kayak - flatwater
Olympic canoe/kayak - slalom
Olympic cycling - bmx
Olympic cycling - mountain bike
Olympic cycling - road
Olympic cycling - track
Olympic gymnastics - trampoline
Olympic modern pentathlon
Olympic rhythmic gymnastics
Olympic synchronised swimming
Olympic table tennis
Olympic water polo
This service is one of the first of many mobile adaptive services launched on Jupsi.com. I will continue to launch new services throughout the year. Which I also will write about with other post about web and mobile on this mobile2.0 blog.
So if you have any request, what kind of mobile service you would like to have, just write me a comment. I already have a lot of future functionalities in mind, but it’s always good to get feedback from others what is most important.
Finally the mobile operators in Sweden have realized that it’s not all about selling new phone subscriptions and that you have to activate your customers with more mobile services to increase the income per user.
The operator Tele2 has now launched a campaign where you text hj√§lp to 333 (that is help in Swedish) and get contacted by customer support to help you get started with surfing the mobile web. And at the same time Telia (another operator) has a campaign where you text surf to 4466 to get your mobile Internet (WAP) settings. The benefit of Tele2’s campaign is that you get help by a person, while Telia’s service is fully automated.
I thinks it’s great that the operators now show that they want to help to bring the mobile web to everyone.
But of course some cred should also go to the operator Tre, since they have had their mobile phones ready configured for mobile surf from the beginning. And as a consequence they have had the highest amount of data traffic per user.
Now I want to see even more offers on flat fee, when you just surf with your mobile (and not using it as a modem). To really increase the surfing for everyone.
I read at MobileCrunch that AT&T will produce a soundtrack exclusively for the summer Olympics in Beijing, to give the athletes extra motivation and also financially support Team USA. The tracks will be downloadable from both att.com and nbcolympics.com.
I think it’s a very good idea. Because if I was an athlete and my favourite artists made an album for me, I now that I would go that extra mile and do my very best in the competitions.
In Sweden where I live, it’s more a competition among the artists, who will write the “official” olympic song for Sweden. It would be much better if they did like in USA and went together and made an album, then they could support our athletics as well.
Today I start my new blog about mobile services.
I have previously been writing about mobile services in Swedish for about a year now. So it’s time to try and experiment with an international blog.
I will also launch my own new services at jupsi.com so the blog will be a mix of posts about my own and other cool mobile sites out there.
More info will come, so come back in August.
Best regards, Mikael Lindstr√∂m