Smart411 Now a Native Windows Mobile App

Smartphone Thoughts – Smart411 is Now a Native Smartphone Application

Sweet. Berry411 was hands down the most useful app on my Blackberry, and it’s the only app I really missed now that I’ve switched back to the Windows Mobile Smartphone platform.

I liked the app so much I asked the author, Phil Bogle, if he’d mind if I tried to port it Windows Mobile. He was all for it, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. Sorry, Phil. *sheepish grin*

Someone ported it to a MIDP app, so it would run on any device that had a Java runtime environment, including some Windows Mobile Smartphones.

Now, it’s a full-fledged Windows Mobile native application. I just downloaded it, and I can’t wait to try it out!

What does it do? Smart411/Berry411 makes it super simple to perform searches from your phone device. Simply enter your search term, then select the type of search you want to do (white pages, movies, wikipedia, maps, etc.). It integrates with your address book to let you specify your current location (Home, Work, or Other) so you don’t have to type in your address/location all the time. It sounds pretty basic, but it makes searches SO much easier than other methods, including mobile web interfaces.