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Joe Davine

8/22/2013 11:48 AM

Google Takes a Stand on Mobile App Doorslams

You have just finished creating your sparkling new mobile business app and are eager to promote it to as many people as possible. You already have a good mobile web audience; why not tell them about your app with an interstitial before they hit your website? Well you see, not only do your mobile web users hate this method of advertising, Google have also taken a stand.

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Edward

8/21/2013 4:10 PM

Mobile Web Review: monster.co.uk - Godzilla Or The ToothFairy?

Last month the UK's largest job search engine Monster launched a new mobile version of their well-known website. Upon visiting the standard desktop site it will detect mobile devices and direct them to the appropriate mobile page. The site utilises a .m prefix to enable mobile specific content. This week I take a look at the online recruitment industries newest mobile offspring, does it growl like a dragon or squeak like a goblin…

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Edward

8/14/2013 1:05 PM

Mobile Web Review: london-luton.co.uk - Are Airports becoming more mobile than Airplanes?

Last week London Luton Airport launched a version of its website optimised specifically for mobile devices. Like many websites with a mobile incarnation it will detect mobile users, redirecting them to the appropriate m.london-luton.co.uk version. This week I see how this new mobile experience shapes up, does it perform like the Eurofighter or an Airbus... Let's find out!

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Edward

8/7/2013 10:41 AM

Mobile Web Review: crabtree-evelyn.co.uk - From Selling Soap to Mobile Holistic Care

Crabtree & Evelyn have recently launched a new mobile website. Upon visiting their main website it will detect mobile device users and automatically redirect them to the new mobile version. Today I take a look at this new mobile web offering.

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Edward

7/31/2013 3:04 PM

Mobile Web Review: imgur.com - Home Of The Memes

Imgur has recently launched a beta version of their mobile website, it will detect mobile users and prompt them to try out this new version from Imgurs main website. We review how well implemented the new mobile experience is.

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Products Team

5/4/2012 9:48 AM

51Degrees.mobi introduces simple mobile device detection for PHP developers

51Degrees.mobi, the leading provider of device detection and web optimisation solutions, has expanded its portfolio to include PHP. The PHP scripting language is powerful and flexible, making it a popular choice for web site developers. Around a third of all websites currently use PHP.

This means even more developers and site owners can now discover whether the visiting device is a tablet, whether it's a smart phone, what the screen size is – and they can then adjust the online content accordingly.

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James Rosewell

4/24/2012 10:00 PM

There's no sign of a cloud when we talk about mobile device detection

The weather outside may be a typically damp British April - but here at 51Degrees.mobi there's not a cloud in the sky. We've developed a mobile device detection solution that doesn't rely on a ‘cloud' connection every time there's a new visitor to your mobile web site.

As far as we're concerned, cloud services are very well-suited to location-based services and other applications that require vast quantities of data. They're also often a practical solution when information needs to be shared but needs to be controlled or monitored as well.

However, mobile device detection is a completely different type of situation.

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Products Team

4/23/2012 1:02 PM

Poor mobile web design will flatten your smartphone battery

If you don't have a web site designed for mobile phones, you don't just risk frustrating your customers when they visit you online. You're also likely to drain their smartphone batteries. That's the message from a research team based at California's Stanford University.

The researchers published a paper entitled “Who Killed My Battery: Analyzing Mobile Browser Energy Consumption” at the World Wide Web 2012 conference last week. They used an Android handset to browse a variety of popular web sites, measuring the phone's energy consumption as it loaded and rendered web pages. As well as analysing each page, the team also measured the energy needed to render individual web elements such as images, JavaScript, and CSS.

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Products Team

4/20/2012 7:41 AM

Online retailers lose more web traffic from mobile browsers

Enabling your website for mobile visitors doesn't just improve the consumer experience. It also makes commercial sense.

The latest organisation to produce figures that prove what we've known for a long time is UK-based search marketing agency Mediarun. It's found that ‘bounce rates' from mobile devices are around 40%, which is about 10% higher than on desktop browsers. The company says this means 5.6% of all mobile traffic is being lost by online retailers... and that's a significant amount of lost sales.

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Products Team

3/27/2012 4:39 PM

Ingeniux expands its mobile web capabilities with 51Degrees.mobi

Ingeniux Corporation, a leading provider of web and social content management software, today announced it has licensed the 51Degrees.mobi mobile Premium Device Data for distribution with the Ingeniux CMS web content management and Cartella community and collaboration software.

With 51Degrees.mobi fully integrated within Ingeniux CMS and Cartella, Ingeniux customers can easily target web content to mobile devices, preview content display on a wide range of devices, and accelerate development of advanced mobile features.