Sihanoukville Journal Goes Mobile

[notice]Update! Since writing this post, I figured out how to create a Google map. Check out my new Sihanoukville Hotels, Restaurants and Attractions map. Only 2 entries so far, but I’m obsessed, so it should grow quickly.[/notice]

More than a little bit behind the times, I was content with my basic Nokia mobile phone until recently, when I realised just how far behind the times I was. It happened after I signed up with Dudamobile to have my sites optimised for mobile. Pleased with myself for my internet savvy, I wrote a blog about what I’d done on my Writing Resources site and went back to work.

An interesting sequence of events followed that made me finally lash out and by a Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus smartphone. Briefly, it went something like this:

  1. An assignment forced me to read a bunch of smartphone reviews and I learned that Samsung was generally regarded as a good brand to buy.
  2. I noticed a mobile phone shop across the street from where I was eating breakfast one day, wandered over and wrote down the names and prices of the available Samsung phones.
  3. I went home and checked them out online.
  4. Out of the blue, a German boy Sopheak used to nanny turned up with his Galaxy and I got to see all the things I could do with it.
  5. I got a windfall from some affiliate sales on my other site.

To my dismay, the first thing I discovered was that I had forgotten to install the Dudamobile plug-in on my Sihanoukv ille Journal and my mobile page was a very difficult to navigate miniature version of my website. I immediately made the correction and now it’s a nice, neat list of blog posts.

I’m still playing around with my new mobile device, but yesterday while having a beer out on the pier, I used my GPS to mark my location. Here is the result:

Sihanoukville pier at Serendipity Beach

Then I took a photo. As you can see, it wasn’t the most photogenic of days and I didn’t really stay out on the pier very long.

cloudy day on Sihanoukville pierThe plan is to do this around Sihanoukville to help my readers find the places I write about. Last night, for instance, we went to Led Zephyr, but we were having such a good time listening to the guy on the stage with the acoustic guitar and playing pool, I forgot all about my new smart phone. Next time I’ll remember to mark the location and take a few pics. In time, I hope to make my Sihanoukville Journal the best place to find Sihanoukville attractions and Sihanoukville Hotels anywhere online.

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About Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider is a writer based in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, where he has lived since 2006.
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3 Responses to Sihanoukville Journal Goes Mobile

  1. Christopher says:

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  2. Steve says:

    Congratulations on your Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus smartphone purchase. It will certainly enhance your blog and you can even blog LIVE from places/events as they actually happen!

    • Rob says:

      Thanks, Steve – too bad I’m not as smart as my phone. Given time, though, I should have it sorted out and be able to do some live posting. Right now I’m having fun with the GPs.

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