Site to Phone
A service created to send links from your computer to your phone or tablet.
Site to Phone was a service created to send links from your computer to your phone or tablet. It was designed for times when you needed to get information to your phone fast, for example leaving the house in a rush.
Initially it only supported sending between Google Chrome and iPhones but with growth in popularity it expanded to many browsers and phones. These included iOS, Android, WebOS, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer.
Links that were sent using the service were stored for when the user needed to access them. To retrieve a sent link there were two options: the iPhone app or a homescreen bookmark. The screenshot below shows several parts of the iPhone app.
By 2012 over 100,000 phones had been setup with the system. During its run, the main site (not including extensions and mobile site) racked up over 400,000 unique visitors and 1,500,000 page views. The server side code and API were written in PHP. The application was backed by a MySQL database.
Site to Phone closed in 2013 because it was quickly becoming redundant. This was due to features that could transfer browsing history between devices becoming a built in part of browsers (Chrome Sync, Firefox Sync, iCloud). Throughout its lifetime it was featured on many tech news and blog websites. A selection of these are listed: