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Bo Hee Kim, a UC Berkeley graduate student plans to build a more user- and geo-friendly mobile news site for the journalism school's three hyperlocal sites that she hopes will ultimately be used by other local sites.

The First Mobile Site Takes Shape

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

I’m in the early stages of developing the mobile site prototype for RichmondConfidential.org, the hyperlocal news site. I will use  this site for testing before implementing similar mobile sites to the other hyperlocal news sites we run here at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

In order for a developer to be able to implement some of the features, we need to rewrite a lot of the backend in HTML5. That should be done by mid-January. My developer is already working with the CalPress WordPress theme that the hyperlocals run on to determine how best to implement a mobile site.

The features and functionality for Richmond Confidential are locked in and agreed upon. They are a little different than what I originally proposed but better suit the needs of the site's audience. Our goal is to not only have a great mobile site, but to add functionality to RichmondConfidential.org as well so that people will continue to come back to our site. We aim to be the main news source for all things in Richmond, California. 

There are three components to the mobile site:

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   • Posted by Bo Hee Kim on 01/04 at 04:23 PM

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