Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] Re: Mobile Resource Page on new site?
From: Nathan Freitas
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 10:28:43 -0400
To:,internet working group <>

Hi Jake!

I did briefly come by to do some more thinking, but had to go to Boston for an unexpected family event but will be back today. I also passed along info about the use of Clear modems to #OccupyDC folks who apparently havent had any sort of public shared connectivity yet. Is there any posted info on lessons learned or even a State of the Square type writeup? That may be another useful thing i can do.

I am already at work with the mobile writeup and will share on etherpad for collab edits and updates.

Jonathan - regarding apps vs mobile web, I am fully aware of the comprimises you must make dealing with the mobile vendors and app stores. All of the apps I plan to promote will NOT include advertising and will most likely be open-source. We will encourage people to install the apps directly, not via stores or markets. Eventually, for Android phones we can provide a zip or sdcard full of Occupy* apps that can be passed along in meatspace.


Jakedeg <> wrote:
Thanks to both of you for your thoughts. Nate - great to hear from you
on here. Have you been down at the Plaza? We'd still love to get in on
some of your infrastructure gear. And it would be great to meet you.

Regarding the mobile resources page on the new site. Good call. I'll
add it now. Your help in populating it would be greatly appreciated
it. If you'd like to write up some copy (as plain text or HTML) and
post it here, or send it to me, we can start that way.

Jonathan - thanks for the offer. We would love to take you up on it.
Have you had any experience working on mobile versions of wordpress
sites? Our 2.0 site is based on wordpress and buddypress and
we are definitely going to want to make it as mobile-browser friendly
as possible. There are some wordpress plugins that specialize i n that,
but I'm sure your expertise will come in handy. Right now, our main
focus is on getting the core site online, but one that is done, the
mobile version won't be far behind.

Please stay in the loop and in contact!

On Oct 9, 5:54 pm, hipster replacement <>
> building and requesting approval for a native app is tantamount to
> inviting at least 2 major corporations - the device maker and the
> phone company - completely into what ever anyone does inside the app -
> including ad streaming and data mining / tracking of every activity.
> Please consider this as you think about the apps.
> I am an expert on the mobile user experience, particularly with the
> browser as the centerpiece. I am at your service for mobile web
> strategy, including mobile optimization pages, web and apt
> interactivity, and multimedia / con tent delivery. If you want to shed
> dependence on corporate hegemony, mobile web instead of or in addition
> to apps is a good place to start.
> Best,
> Jonathan Thaler
> Founder, When I'm Mobile
> On Oct 9, 10:02 am, Nathan Freitas <> wrote:
> > Is there any plan for a page on the website that lists all the mobile
> > tools and services that could be helpful for #OWS participants?
> > Either way, I would like to help design, curate or just get it down.
> > This would include apps like "I'm Getting Arrested" and ObscuraCam (for
> > protecting faces), as well as information on how to use Vibe and other
> > group messaging tools, and links to mobile optimized resource pages for
> > the site. It would also include training guid es, materials about use of
> > mobile tech during protests, for organizing, etc.
> > This could then be printed and posted in real life, so that people can
> > tap into the tools they need on the street and on the go.
> > Best,
> >  Nathan