.mobi is aimed at mobile devices and all domains are meant to serve mobile ready content.
While that may sound like a nice idea, or possibly a bit crazy, the people running the registry, which is based in Dublin, Ireland, take it very seriously. Of course they know that it’s not going to be that easy for everyone to build sites that work on mobile devices, so they have invested heavily in a building a developer and support community.
One of the tools that they made available some time ago was their “mobi ready” test, which uses a number of parameters to see if your site will display sanely on a mobile device.
The current version works well, but the new version, which is currently in beta, takes things to a whole new level:
The new version is a radically step up in terms of functionality of the tool. (In fact, although we’re calling it v1.1, it’s far more like a v2.0). Most noticable is the fact that you can test whole sites – the tool will follow links and crawl multiple pages – and of course report your “mobile readiness” for all of those it finds.
James Pearce, dotMobi’s VP of Technology, provides full details of their new “toy” on the dotMobi blog