dotMobi, the company who oversees the .mobi top-level domain suffix designed specifically for mobile phones, is embarking upon the launch of a range of directories that will be publicly available from the second half of 2007.
The dotMobi database is a catalogue of all mobile content available on the Internet today and is quality-rated by location, category, relevance and suitability to download content easily on a mobile phone.
The directory won’t just contain .mobi sites, though these are designed and optimised specifically for mobile handsets, but also country specific, .com, WAP, and other mobile-friendly content. It claims it will be the most accurate and in-depth mobile content database in the world.
The directory will be made available to mobile operators and search companies to provide branded services to their customers based upon it. dotMobi will also be offering a research service for information professionals and researchers to monitor mobile Internet trends.
“We have already started delivering on access to the database at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona with our dotMobi Research Note on GSM Association members, which shows one of the first-ever reports on how ‘mobile-ready’ the operator community may or may not be. Data-services related to mobile content is naturally the next step for dotMobi after launching the mobile content standards and developer tools,” said Neil Edwards, CEO of dotMobi.