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Is Your Site Mobile-Ready?

Nov 21st   -   Articles, Snippets & Tutorials

The popularity of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices has changed the way people access the internet and the way we build mobile websites. In this article, I'll show you why if your site is not mobile ready, it will soon be obsolete.

By 2013, more viewers will visit your site on a portable device than on any other device. Have you tested your site on the iPhone, Android, Opera Mini? Has your site been optimized for your mobile viewers? Does your site even work in a mobile browser? These are important questions to answer if your site is to keep up with the largest shift in web behaivior since the 1990s.

Where We've Been

A Brief History of Mobile Devices

First automatic mobile phone system was developed by Ericsson.
1956 Ericsson
First partially automatic mobile car phone system.
Motorola launches it's first car phone.
1964 Motorola Car Phone
THE FIRST HANDHELD PHONE was more than a foot long, weighed nearly 2 pounds…and sold for $3,995.
SIMON, the first PDA is launched.
1992 SIMON
Razr is released. In 4 years, 110 million units were sold.
In the first 3 days, the iPhone 4 sold 1.7 million units.
Google launches Android.

Where We Are

Current Trends for Mobile Apps

Faster Growth
The use of the mobile web is growing 8x faster than the first internet did.
They're everywhere!
Over 70% of the worlds population now have a mobile phone. In the US, 9 out of 10 people have a mobile phone. (Includes children)
What's a book?
73% of kids own a book while 85% of kids own a phone.
Apple has sold over 108 million iPhones world wide.
25 million sales to date world wide.
Google's Android OS is growing at 886% year. 160,000 Android devices are activated a day.
Mobile Browsers
Mobile Browsers

Where We're Going

What Your Site Must Be Ready For

Smartphone Sales
By March of 2012, 90% of all phones sold will be smart phones.
Mobile Domination
By 2013, most internet traffic will happen on a mobile device.
Mobile Domination
What Desktop?
"In three years time, desktops will be irrelevant"
-John Herlihy, Google
Mobile First
"Mobile is the key to Google's future and its top programmers now have mobile as their primary focus."
-Eric Schmidt, Google

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