Take your blog mobile for free


logo_swiftIf you want to bring your church blog into the mobile world for free, here’s how.  I talked to a representative from 2ergo.com today.  2ergo provides a mobile platform for high profile mobile content providers like music companies, celebrities, large corporations, and other big users.  Of course, their commercial platform has a pretty pricey monthly fee which is beyond the scope of most churches.  But, they offer a freebie if you can tolerate an ad at the top of your site.  

If you have a blog, this is really easy.  On your computer, go to swiftmob.com and get started.  You can build your own mobile site, then use the RSS feed from your blog to provide the content.  

I built the Outreach2Go.com mobile site this afternoon.  Here’s the fixed web version, and here’s the mobile web version.  If you have a mobile phone with internet access, look at the site on your mobile — http://outreach2go.swiftmob.com.

Two disclaimers:  

1) you have ads that appear on the mobile homepage.  I don’t mind this, but if you do there is a solution.  Pay Swiftmob.com $10 a month and you have an ad-free mobile site.  Not free, but pretty cheap for a mobile site.  

2)  Your mobile web address ends in swiftmob.com.  On the free service there are no custom web addresses, so you have to put up with this.  But I find it a minor inconvenience for access to a mobile site that works.  

Bobby Gruenewald of LifeChurch.tv wrote recently that 2009 is the year the church better get mobile!  Here’s your chance.  Get your own mobile site today for free!

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