My good friend Peter Rukavina is always experimenting with web and mobile technologies. Often his experiments are best kept at the experimental stage, like the Open Bread project.
Other times, his experiments can prove quite powerful. He’s been a canary-in-the-coal-mine of geo-location. For example, he’s been documenting his physical location/status with the Plazes service. Today he has taken another step in that direction by setting up his own mobile website.
The phrase “mobile website” usually implies a special version of a website that is tailored to small screens and low-bandwidth. In this case, it’s not the visitor that’s mobile – it’s the website itself.
His mobile site, ruk.mymobilesite.net gives you a way to see his status, know if he’s on the phone, leave him a text-message, etc.
Back in 2003, I wrote (in a post cleverly titled Is that a web-server in your pocket?) about this very idea. I wondered if it was possible, and if it would be useful. Seeing Peter’s version of the idea in action made a light go on in my head. I think we’ll all have something like this in a few years.