Posted on June 7, 2013 in Web Design by cmblogger
The smartphone revolution is upon us, with the recent Pew Research reporting 56% of American Adults using smart phones. Teens are among those most dependent on their phones for Internet access, with one in four reporting to the Pew Center for Internet Research that they use their device as their primary connection with the web.
Other studies at Pew reveal similar data. When it comes to adults doing local searches on their phone, for example, a whopping 74% reveal that they use their device to get real time, location based information. Over 18% indicate that they use a geosocial service to share their location with friends and family. Where we go, in other words, is now just as interesting as what we do when it comes to interacting on the web.
Is your existing website set up for this influx of mobile customers? With potentially more than a billion potential consumers viewing your information via a far smaller screen than a desktop browser provides, it’s now a critical question for any online business.
Whether you choose to merely pare down the complexity of the layout, develop a separate mobile version, or ideally, completely rebuild your website to accommodate any size browser for a fast and easy display, mobile friendly is the new normal for website design in 2013. Stay current, by making sure your site is responsive.
Posted on January 17, 2013 in Web Design by cmblogger
Apple Computer announced they’ve reached Big Mac status on the Internet, with 40 billion downloads for their apps as of January, 2013. In a nod to the rising popularity of smartphones and tablets, almost 20 billion of those apps were downloaded in 2012 alone. Eddy Cue, the senior VP of Internet Software and Services, commented, “It’s been an incredible year for the iOS community. Developers have made over seven billion dollars on the App Store, and we continue to invest in providing them with the best ecosystem so they can create the most innovative apps in the world.” As the numbers demonstrate, more and more companies hoping to connect easily with their mobile customers will have to turn towards developing a website app in coming months.