Whats best mobile website builder?

Profile picture of the author virky by virky Posted: 01/05/2012
Can you advise what is the best mobile website builder that is cost effective?
#builder #mobile #website

  • Profile picture of the author AppWarrior
    AppWarrior
    I have tried over a dozen. The best is hard to say because it depends on what you want to accomplish. That is like asking "what is the best way to market a product?"

    In general I prefer mobisiteglore.com. It is the most robust site.

    Mofuse.com is around $8 per month. Like I said it all depends on what you what to do.

    I also love detectmobilebrowser.com.

    For Wordpress sites, Plugin Buddy Mobile is great! PluginBuddy | WordPress Plugins

    Also you can use Trumpia.com is quite good.

    There is many more I like, but it looks like I gave you plenty already.

    Best,

    P.S. If you want I can PM you my discount code for Mobile LPS to make a mobile landing page.
  • Profile picture of the author dave830
    dave830
    I've tried a bunch, and my ABSOLUTE favorite is My Mobile Business.

    The sites are absolutely stunning (there are some crappy looking mobile sites out there), the training is excellent (will make you wish you had a cool Australian accent) and while it seems WP mobile sites are they way to go... they are bloated with scripts and take long to load- a killer to a mobile site.

    Will Williams developed these to be extremely light (all php), yet very easy to edit (no programming experience needed, but you will be editing php files. But he makes it easy).

    These are sites I've cranked out mobiles sites for in less than 30 minutes

    Tampa Marketing & Media Consulting | Done Right Marketing & Media
    Eighty-Four, PA Pizza Shop - Danny Jrs Pizza
    Brandon FL Preschool – Village Early Learning Center | Brandon's Premier Preschool

    (view on a mobile phone, obviously)

    I'm not associated with this product, I just really love it- after much frustration with finding a mobile site system.
  • Profile picture of the author nickhumph
    nickhumph
    This looks preeeeety good to me and it's under $50

    CMS Mobile - Create Killer Mobile Sites In Minutes - No Technical Skills!
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  • Profile picture of the author ThisTimeNextYear
    ThisTimeNextYear
    I've had some great results with Wordpress and the WPtouch theme which is free
  • Profile picture of the author Steve Solem
    Steve Solem
    Originally Posted by dave830 View Post
    I've tried a bunch, and my ABSOLUTE favorite is My Mobile Business.

    The sites are absolutely stunning (there are some crappy looking mobile sites out there), the training is excellent (will make you wish you had a cool Australian accent) and while it seems WP mobile sites are they way to go... they are bloated with scripts and take long to load- a killer to a mobile site.

    Will Williams developed these to be extremely light (all php), yet very easy to edit (no programming experience needed, but you will be editing php files. But he makes it easy).

    These are sites I've cranked out mobiles sites for in less than 30 minutes

    Tampa Marketing & Media Consulting | Done Right Marketing & Media
    Eighty-Four, PA Pizza Shop - Danny Jrs Pizza
    Brandon FL Preschool – Village Early Learning Center | Brandon's Premier Preschool

    (view on a mobile phone, obviously)

    I'm not associated with this product, I just really love it- after much frustration with finding a mobile site system.
    Dave - is that the system from warrior WillR or another Will? If someone else, can you share a link?

    I have WillR's and Quentins systems and they're both excellent and easy to work with if you don't mind modifying a little code, and there are are few other WSOs that I've purchased that were worthwhile too.

    I used to like the idea of a hosted solution like gomobi - but I like the flexibility of having a template I can tweak in a hundred different ways and especially like that I don't have to pay someone a monthly fee that I then have to markup and pass on to a client.

    Cheers,

    Steve

    P.S. Dave - checked out all your sites on my iphone and #1 and # looked great, but the pizza place didn't redirect.
  • Profile picture of the author dave830
    dave830
    Steve,

    Yep, it's WillR's product. I'm like you... tried GoMobi, but not a ton of flexibility, and don't like the monthly hosting.

    Here's what I did: bought a BlueHost account when they were running a Christmas special ($2.95 per month). All my local client's mobile sites will (eventually) be redirected and hosted there.

    I'm offering people FREE mobile sites... it takes me about a half hour for each.

    I'm then going to charge $39/month.. which includes hosting, 2 edits, analytics reporting.

    It's working... Will, if you read this, thanks.

    Dave

    P.S. Steve... forgot to add the redirect for the pizza shop, the mobile site is at Danny Jrs Pizza thanks for the heads up...
  • Profile picture of the author Steve Solem
    Steve Solem
    Originally Posted by dave830 View Post
    Steve,

    Yep, it's WillR's product. I'm like you... tried GoMobi, but not a ton of flexibility, and don't like the monthly hosting.
    Thanks Dave - didn't recognize the newer template there, you've done a nice job customizing it for your clients!

    Good to hear the monthly vs one-time payment plan is working for you too as I've heard good and bad about both approaches.

    Best,

    Steve
  • Profile picture of the author nickhumph
    nickhumph
    Originally Posted by dave830 View Post
    Steve,

    Yep, it's WillR's product. I'm like you... tried GoMobi, but not a ton of flexibility, and don't like the monthly hosting.

    Here's what I did: bought a BlueHost account when they were running a Christmas special ($2.95 per month). All my local client's mobile sites will (eventually) be redirected and hosted there.

    I'm offering people FREE mobile sites... it takes me about a half hour for each.

    I'm then going to charge $39/month.. which includes hosting, 2 edits, analytics reporting.

    It's working... Will, if you read this, thanks.

    Dave

    P.S. Steve... forgot to add the redirect for the pizza shop, the mobile site is at Danny Jrs Pizza thanks for the heads up...
    Tell me how that goes, I wonder if most of your clients will end up paying the monthly fee.
  • Profile picture of the author nickhumph
    nickhumph
    Originally Posted by Steve Solem View Post

    I have WillR's and Quentins systems and they're both excellent and easy to work with if you don't mind modifying a little code, and there are are few other WSOs that I've purchased that were worthwhile too.
    I was interested in purchasing those! How much and what code do you have to modify if you don't mind me asking?

    Nick
  • Profile picture of the author dave830
    dave830
    Originally Posted by nickhumph View Post
    Tell me how that goes, I wonder if most of your clients will end up paying the monthly fee.
    I will.. I have an advantage that I've been in a local biz networking group (BNI) for 3 years as the web guy. So everyone completely trusts me... finding new clients is never an issue. If I recommend this, I think they'll do it. But, I'm VERY sensitive to protect my reputation, and not be the hard sell guy... I think it pays off.
  • Profile picture of the author dave830
    dave830
    Originally Posted by nickhumph View Post
    I was interested in purchasing those! How much and what code do you have to modify if you don't mind me asking?
    Nick, the process is three fold with Will's system:
    1. Create a mobile subdomain (i.e. m.domain.com)
    2. Upload the folder of php files
    3. Install a redirect on the actual website (plugin for wordpress)

    customization wise, all the business details are in one php file (details.php). This is business name, address, phone, logo image name, where the email form sends to, google analytics code, etc.

    Then you edit the index.php to make sure you have the menu set up the way you want. Cool thing is, he has the site totally stocked with menu items, you just delete the ones you don't want.

    Finally, any of the pages (about us, services, etc) you can open and paste text.

    You've gotta be comfortable with FTP and editing pages (NOT writing PHP code!) but very quick once you do it a few times.

    And again, Will does a great job in the training videos. Watch them once and your set.

    Again, I've got no affiliation with him; I've just paid a lot, and spent a lot of time trying to get the mobile thing where I like it. This is the one for me.

    Hope this helps.

    Dave
  • Profile picture of the author cicolino
    cicolino
    My arsenal:

    Will Templates
    Tycoon Templates
    Nail Yener Templates

    WP Mobile Pro Themes
    MobileSiteGenerator (WP Plugin) "the best WP option"
    mobi power suite (WP Plugin-New)

    mobilebuisinesspluss (Standalone CMS) (need database)
    MyMobiMaker (Standalone CMS) (don't need database)
  • Profile picture of the author rlhurst
    rlhurst
    Quentin's first, then Will's programs are how I got started. Both are excellent investments in my opinion if you want to learn how to produce sites. I've opted to go for unique custom designs rather than templates, but both have their place. With those guy's pricing, it's a no brainer if you're serious about learning this stuff!

    No, I'm not affiliated with either one! Just a satisfied customer.
  • Profile picture of the author jamrk2000
    jamrk2000
    You can visit the site:yourmobisite.com and try to make a mobile website in just a minute.
  • Profile picture of the author AppWarrior
    AppWarrior
    I am building an iThemes.com Builder Wordpress site and then I plan to mobilizing it now. Please follow-up with me and I will let you know how it comes out. I don't know how to get notified by warriorforum when someone responds to my posts.
  • Profile picture of the author virky
    virky
    Thanks for the advice.

    Much appreciated.

    How is everyone targeting there leads? Are you emailing businesses or writing letters to them?
  • Profile picture of the author AustralasianLadyBoy
    AustralasianLadyBoy
    WillR or Mobile Web Pro? Have both and not sure which one to use for my clients - they both seem solid.
  • Profile picture of the author cicolino
    cicolino
    Originally Posted by AustralasianLadyBoy View Post
    WillR or Mobile Web Pro? Have both and not sure which one to use for my clients - they both seem solid.
    use both
    i'm using lot of templates and builders, on this way you can build lot of unique sites
  • Profile picture of the author kfira
    kfira
    Personaly , i find brickandmobile great!

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