Scott Hanselman

Hanselminutes Podcast 154 - ASP.NET and the Mobile Web

March 27, 2009 Comment on this post [3] Posted in ASP.NET | ASP.NET MVC | Mix | Mobile | Podcast
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My one-hundred-and-fifty-fourth podcast is up. Scott's at Mix09 in Las Vegas this week and he sits down with Chris Woods, a Program Manager on the Mobile Browse Platform Team. They've just open sourced a MASSIVE database of mobile device capabilities, enabling better mobile development for ASP.NET developers. You can also check out Chris's Mix session on Mobile, or my NerdDinner ASP.NET MVC talk.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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March 27, 2009 5:38
Dude! NerdDinner just rocks! You really ought to think about marketing this because I think Geeks and drinks are good for the economy.
March 27, 2009 22:47
Hey Scott,

Really enjoyed this podcast. I work for dotMobi. Yes we do sell .mobi, but we also do lot's of other stuff too in the hope that we can stimulate the growth of the mobile web.

We provide a number of tools to help mobile web developers (and marketers, domain owners etc).
Briefly we have: - our mobile site checker
mobiForge - our developer community
DeviceAtlas - our own device database

There are numerous other free tools and downloads like our Best Practices guide and mobile marketing guidelines that are available for download on mobiForge.

We are currently working closely with Microsoft to integrate our DeviceAtlas API into ASP.NET so that users can suppliment the data from Microsoft with our data, covering around 4500 devices.

I'd encourage you and any other ASP.NET devs to sign up for our beta program:

All the best,
Adrian Hope-Bailie
March 30, 2009 13:24
My mind is still trying to adjust from ASP.Net 1.1

Am I right in saying then, that this .Browser concept ( which replaces the in-web.config section designed to aid browser detection) should also be capable of telling my app how to render correctly in Chrome... Ie fix some of my Validator issues?

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