Shopping and Travel Information
Be a modern shopper. Don't miss a good deal or special merchandise. Check
airline flight times and schedules. List of publishers of shopping and
travel information that provide mobile content. Use the mobile Web addresses
on your cellphone.
Anywhere – Search for books, CDs and DVDs. Mobile Web: http://www.amazon.com/phone
Mobile Alerts – Auction users receive text messages when they
have won an auction or been outbid.
- American Greetings:
Mobile eCards – Send eCards to mobile phones.
- eBay Mobile – Mobile application
for shopping on eBay.
- Expedia.com (Microsoft) –
Itineraries, driving directions, flight information, and hotel search.
Mobile Web: http://expedia.com/daily/hdml/default.asp or http://expedia.com/daily/wml/default.asp
- MapQuest Wireless
– maps and driving directions. Traffic reports.
- Mobile Box Office – Purchase
tickets for movies at Emagine Entertainment theatres via a Web-enabled
cell phone. Mobile Web: www.mbo.com
- Mobio GetMobio – Free
cell phone software applications. Get entertainment information, make
reservations, buy movie tickets, view maps, and more.
- Mogoso – Get product reviews
and find online prices.
- mShopper – Find the lowest
online prices for in-store items from member merchants such as Wal-Mart
- myTTC – Trip planner, schedules
and maps for the Toronto Transit Commission subway, bus and streetcar
services. For Apple iPhone, with GPS to locate nearest stops..
Auctions for eBay – Search, view, shop and bid on eBay from
your cell phone. By Bonfire Media.
- TeleNav – Get visual and
audio (audible turn-by-turn driving commands) directions sent to your
My Messaging – Receive travel updates, flight status alerts,
gate change notification and more.
- Yahoo! Maps – Send Yahoo!
Driving Directions from your PC to your phone via SMS. Click the Driving
Direction link. Then click the "Send driving directions to your
phone" link on the detail page.
- Yahoo! Shopping – Browse
products, compare prices, and buy books, music, and videos. Mobile Web:
- Yahoo! Travel – Check
flight times, schedules, reservation, and best fares. Mobile Web: http://mobile.yahoo.com/travel
- Yelp – Local reviews about
stores, restaurants, medical, services, etc. In U.S., U.K. and Canada.
- Zagat To Go – Reviews
of US restaurants. Subscription service for BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows
Mobile and Palm phones. Mobile Web: http://wap.zagat.com.
- Zagat.mobi – Browse zagat.com from your smartphone. Mobile
Note – There are two markup languages used to design mobile
Web pages and referenced above. Your mobile phone browser may or may not
- HDML (Handheld Device Markup Language) – is Openwave's
proprietary Web markup language. HDML pages can only be viewed on Web-enabled
mobile phones that use an Openwave browser. HDML was developed before
WAP. It uses Openwave's Handheld Device Transport Protocol (HDTP) instead
- WML (Wireless Markup Language) – is an open Web markup
language developed by Openwave and based on HDML. WML pages can be viewed
on any mobile device that supports WAP. WML is supported by almost every
mobile phone browser around the world.