Universalis with AvantGo
AvantGo was a service that allowed you to download pages from the Web for use on mobile phones and other hand-held devices. It closed down at the end of June 2009.
Alternatives to using AvantGo
On their site, AvantGo are promoting "Snac, a fun new mobile widget application". It is not yet clear how well this service will work and how long it will last, and we don't know if it will be possible to add information channels such as Universalis to it. We are in communication with Snac, Inc. about this.
One person has told us that he is now using Plucker in the same way that he used to use AvantGo (WAP Review has an article about this). We haven't tried Plucker ourselves, but you may want to investigate this. Like any other site-downloader, Plucker will want to know where to start looking at the Universalis site. See Starting Locations for details.
We also recommend that you look at our Downloads section. This has downloadable Universalis programs for many mobile devices, as well as for PCs and Macs.
The advantages of a Universalis program as opposed to just visiting our web site include:
- Layout designed specially for your device.
- No need to connect to the Internet.
- No limit on the dates you can view.
You can try out any of the programs free of charge for a limited period. When you decide that you definitely like Universalis in this form, then you'll have to buy a licence. This isn't very expensive, and one licence will cover all the Universalis programs you use, on your mobile phone, your laptop, and your desktop PC.
Services that retrieve parts of a web site need to know where to start reading the site.
You will probably want to include a reference to your local calendar in the link, if you haven't already got one – here is some information about including the calendar in the link address.