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Staying Up to Date With Mobile News & Information
by 07.12.2011 04:21 PM
I’ve been asked a number of times about how I stay up to date on mobile technology, and if I could put it together in a white paper. This is that paper, and covers the how-to on how I stay current. The goal is consistency – spending a certain amount of time each day and eventually you’ll find yourself picking up on trends and devices, and before you know it, you too will be a mobile technology guru. Signing up for a twitter account, and getting set up with Google reader for the RSS feeds is the only two things you need to sign up for, the rest is simply links and blogs.
Initially, scanning the list of twitter folks I’m following is the first thing I do each morning, as the accounts I follow have some part to play in the mobile technology arena. By heading to twitter, and checking out the list of folks I follow, then follow them yourself, you can use twitter to scan for emerging trends and relevant links in the mobile technology space. You are welcome to follow @attdeveloper and I @DanMaycock.
The following list is a series of blogs I follow, after scanning twitter for relevant material to pick up on.
AT&T Developer Blogs (of course) – http://bit.ly/qHjsmN
Boy Genius Report – http://www.bgr.com/
Mobile Burn – http://www.mobileburn.com/
Fierce Wireless – http://www.fiercewireless.com/
Mobile Tech News – http://www.mobiletechnews.com/
Computer World’s Mobile and Wireless Section – http://www.computerworld.com/s/topic/15/Mobile+and+Wireless
Mobile Marketing Watch – http://www.mobilemarketingwatch.com/
Mobile Statistics Watch – http://www.mobileinc.co.uk/2010/01/mobile-statistics-galore/
Nielson Mobile Section – http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/category/online_mobile/
The following list is a series of RSS feeds I keep up on, that relates to mobility
Daily Wireless – http://www.dailywireless.org/feed/
Fierce Wireless – http://www.fiercewireless.com/news/frontpage/feed
Forrester Research: Dan’s Custom Feed on Mobility – http://www.forrester.com/rss/custom/0,,1059653,00.xml
MobileTechNews – http://www.mobiletechnews.com/headlines.rdf
Mobility Site – http://feeds.feedburner.com/MobilitySite
Wi-Fi Networking News – http://wifinetnews.com/rss2.xml
WebPartner’s Mobile Feed – http://webpartner.com/services/channelfeed.php?chid=E7y5IsVhF300cK6E2
AT&T Has a number of developer RSS feeds as well, which can all be found on http://developer.att.com
The following list is a number of books I recommend, in addition to the material listed above
Wireless Crash Course – http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Crash-Course-Second-Bedell/dp/007145280X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1304400366&sr=8-1
Telecom Crash Course – http://www.amazon.com/Telecom-Course-Second-Steven-Shepard/dp/0071451439/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1304400366&sr=8-2
From GSM to LTE: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband – http://www.amazon.com/GSM-LTE-Introduction-Networks-Broadband/dp/0470667117/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1304400508&sr=1-1
Context-Aware Pervasive Systems: Architectures for a New Breed of Applications – http://www.amazon.com/Context-Aware-Pervasive-Systems-Architectures-Applications/dp/0849372550/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1304401302&sr=8-1
Designing the Mobile User Experience – http://www.amazon.com/Designing-Mobile-Experience-Barbara-Ballard/dp/0470033614/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1304401351&sr=1-1
Newton’s Telecom Dictionary – http://www.amazon.com/Newtons-Telecom-Dictionary-Telecommunications-Technologies/dp/0979387337/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304844056&sr=8-1