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Apr

2012

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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Tags: Device Detection, Mobile, Web

2

Apr

2012

51Degrees.mobi implements W3C and Facebook Ringmark browser tests

51Degrees.mobi has become the first device detection business to implement Ringmark in its free-for-commercial-use and paid-for premium data sets. This ground-breaking move makes it easier for developers to create mobile web sites that are tailored to the precise needs of online visitors.

Ringmark is the mobile browser test process introduced at Mobile World Congress 2012 by Facebook. It’s designed to help developers learn more about each mobile web visitor without requiring visitors to provide any personal details. Coremob, the Core Mobile Web Platform Community Group from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), is eventually expected to be handed control of the project.

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Apr

2012

51Degrees.mobi introduces left and right handed device detection

51Degrees.mobi, the leading provider of device detection and web optimisation solutions, has announced a breakthrough in mobile device detection.

By using the built-in accelerometers on modern smartphones, together with the CPU temperature monitoring that’s standard on most mobile devices, 51Degrees.mobi can now determine whether a mobile phone is being held in a user’s left hand or right hand.

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Tags: Device Detection

27

Mar

2012

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.

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12

Mar

2012

New research shows that shopping on mobile web sites still beats mobile apps

New figures from smartphone owners in the USA show that retail websites are still more popular than stand-alone apps.

Nielsen’s detailed analysis of smartphone usage reveals that retailers’ mobile websites are more popular than their mobile apps, with Amazon having the most popular retail mobile website of all. The top five retail apps and websites combined - Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Target and Walmart - reached nearly 60% of US smartphone owners.

The research also revealed that shoppers preferred retailers’ mobile websites over mobile apps, although consumers who used retailers’ mobile apps tended to spend more time on them.

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Tags: Mobile, Web

15

Feb

2012

DotNetNuke Corp. to integrate 51Degrees.mobi professional mobile Device Description Repository with DotNetNuke 6

DotNetNuke Corp., the global leader for adaptive web content management software that keeps businesses’ online presence relevant and effective, today announced a licensing agreement with 51Degrees.mobi, the leading provider of automatic mobile device detection, mobile web optimization, and mobile analytics solutions.

Through the agreement, DotNetNuke will integrate the 51Degrees.mobi Device Description Repository (DDR) into all editions of DotNetNuke 6. Access to the DDR is free for DotNetNuke users and further simplifies mobile website development on the platform. The 51Degrees.mobi DDR is used by over 20,000 developers and over 160 million new devices every month. It is one of the most widely used mobile device databases available.

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6

Jan

2012

Upgrade to 51Degrees.mobi Now

If you've not upgraded yet, here are 4 great reasons to upgrade today:

  1. Your web site isn't detecting the latest mobile phones and tablets
  2. We've made significant improvements to speed and accuracy
  3. The APIs and Lite device data are entirely free for commercial use
  4. The Premium product includes automatic weekly updates and many more device properties       
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5

Jan

2012

New version of 51Degrees.mobi data now includes 3D device detection

A new version of 51Degrees.mobi device data is available from today.

Our Premium data set now includes two new properties to identify handsets with a 3D-compatible display and 3D camera. In addition, the regular weekly update for new and amended device specifications has taken place.

 

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15

Dec

2011

Apache Mobile Filter supports 51Degrees.mobi

51Degrees.mobi, the leading provider of device detection, web optimisation and mobile analytics solutions, has been adopted as a data source by Apache Mobile Filter, the leading provider of mobile detection services for Apache.

Apache Mobile Filter extends the Apache web server to detect mobile devices accessing the web server and provides the developer enhanced information about the device. The web page returned from web server can be customised to better meet the needs of the requesting device.

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14

Dec

2011

Put 51Degrees.mobi to the test

Our mobile web site demonstrates how our device data, device detection and web optimisation can produce an online experience tailor-made for each mobile device.

Visit 51Degrees.mobi from your handset to learn more... or scan our QR code on your mobile phone.

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