This blog is all about mobile 2.0. However, if you say "mobile 2.0" a lot of people still don't know what you are talking about, so here's a quick list of mobile 2.0 resources to help people understand it.
What is mobile 2.0? Mobile 2.0 Definitions
Dan Applequist has blogged his definition of mobile 2.0 here where he contrasts mobile 1.0 services and activities with their "mobile 2.0 equivalents. A great place to start!
"SMS -> IM, mobile blogging
MMS -> Media sharing
Operator Portals -> Mobile Web and search
Operator chooses -> User chooses
Premium SMS billing -> Mobile stored value Accounts
Java Games -> Connected Applications (e.g. photo sharing, blogging)
Presence & Push-To-Talk -> VOIP applications
WAP sites -> Web sites that adapt for mobile browsers
WAP push -> RSS readers
Wallpaper -> Idle screen applications
Location services -> Google maps application
Content consumption -> Content creation (e.g. mobile blogging)"
Wikipedia has the following http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_2.0
"Mobile 2.0, refers to a perceived next generation of mobile internet services that leverage the social web, or what some call Web 2.0. The social web includes social networking sites and wikisWeb 2.0 services to the mobile internet, i.e., accessing aspects of Web 2.0 that emphasise collaboration and sharing amongst users. Mobile Web 2.0, with an emphasis on Web, refers to bringing sites from mobile internet browsers.
By contrast, Mobile 2.0 refers to services that integrate the social web with the core aspects of mobility – personal, localized, always-on and ever-present. These services are appearing on wireless devices such as Smartphones and multimedia feature phones that are capable of delivering rich, interactive services as well as being able to provide access and to the full range of mobile consumer touch points including talking, texting, capturing, sending, listening and viewing.'
Fabrizio Capobianco has a nice pithy definition here
"1. Mobile 2.0 is NOT a mobile version of Web 2.0.
2. Mobile 2.0 is all about open standards and open platforms.
3. Mobile 2.0 is driven by open source.
4. Mobile 2.0 happens with flat fee billing.
5. Mobile 2.0 is centered on content and messaging."
Ajit Joaker has blogged his own series of posts defining mobile web 2.0 here
Alfie Dennon of moblog gathered together a load of bloggers (including me!) to post on the subject of "What is mobile 2.0 and who is using it?" as part of the mobile 2.0 websummit on a special blog. There are a great range of views here, ranging from "mobile 2.0 doesn't mean anything" to tight definitions:
Mobile 2.0 Presentations
Rudy De Waele has done some brilliant presentations at conferences all over the world all about mobile 2.0 and has uploaded them to slide-share. One of his presentations is embedded below and you can find the others by checking out his uploads on the site:
Mobile 2.0 Events and Conferences
There is also the mobile 2.0 web summit in London which is happening again this June.
Mobile 2.0 Books
Mobile 2.0 Services
Rudy De Waele has created a directory of mobile 2.0 services at http://mobile20.wetpaint.com which you can edit wiki-style
The web 2.0 directory allthingsd http://www.allthingsweb2.com/mtree/MOBILE_2.0/
That's it - shout if you know any more resources we should add to the list