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12

Nov

2014

Upgrade Google Analytics

Enable Multi-Screen Tracking

Analytics techniques haven’t kept pace with the rapidly evolving techniques of Responsive Web Design (RWD) and server side adaptive design. Google Analytics will provide information about the device model (i.e. iPhone or Galaxy S4) or whether the device is classified as a mobile, tablet or desktop, but this isn’t often sufficient to make informed design decisions to improve a web page or site. Consider click through rate (CTR) on advertising. How do you know if adverts on a 3 to 4 inch diagonal screen performs better or worse than a 5 to 6 inch diagonal screen? You don’t without some enhancements.

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3

Nov

2014

Mobile World Congress 2015

The countdown begins

Author: Mike

Mobile World Congress 2015 is approaching rapidly. This is one of the biggest world-wide events that helps shape the future of the mobile industry and allows thousands of professionals from around the globe share their ideas, network and advertise their services. 51Degrees has been an active participator at WMC in the past and will again be attending the conference in 2015. See the live countdown to the event.

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: Device Detection, MWC

30

Oct

2014

What hardware do you get for the same price range?

Canvas Blaze MT500, Lumia 625 and GALAXY GRAND Neo+

Author: Mike

Take 3 phones of 3 different OEM from the same price range. Will you get the same hardware and will Brand influence cost? 

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Categories: Device Data, Opinion

Tags: Samsung, Nokia

27

Oct

2014

User Agent Spoofing

Why it works well with device detection

Author: Mike

Learn what user agent spoofing is and why it works well with device detection. See examples of user agents and how a change in a user agent string is likely to influence the detection result.

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17

Oct

2014

Get more from responsive web design with device detection

Overcoming the "all device types should get the same content" problem with RWD

Author: Mike

Responsive Web Design solves many of the layout problems associated with increasingly diverse screen sizes but is constrained by one hard to justify assumption. RWD assumes all devices should receive the same content and support the same business processes. Read on to understand methods to optimise your RWD web site for mobiles, tablets, smartphones, and TVs.

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Categories: Development, Opinion

Tags: RWD, RESS, HTML5, CSS3

19

Sep

2014

Using QR Codes - 3 Simple Tips

McDonalds. I could love it more.

QR codes have been around for 20 years and have now appeared everywhere. They’re an ideal method of gaining instant feedback, entering competitions, providing additional information to customers or all 3.

This blog highlights 3 simple techniques to consider when using QR codes. Using a recent UK McDonalds campaign as an example I show how it could be improved to provide an experience I'd really love.

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28

Aug

2014

Device Detection Selection Criteria

Ensure your customer’s device doesn’t get in the way of your brand experience

Author: Mike

Integrating Device Detection into your web site is more urgent than ever. Data suggests that we are close to seeing a third of all requests originate from mobile devices which means that no organisation can afford to offer a negative mobile or tablet experience anymore. This article will help you understand what to look for in a device detection solution and provide a 13 point checklist to help you pick the right solution for your business.

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24

Jul

2014

iPhone 6, iWatch, iOS 8 and OSX 10.10 Autumn Release

When can we expect it?

Author: Mike

Apple seem to have adopted autumn time for major product releases. This year won't be an exception as several major changes are expected for existing products like iPhone 6 and iOS 8 and a brand new gadget known as iWatch. When will they be released? And what does the new wearable gadget mean for web developers?

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Categories: Analysis, Opinion

Tags: Apple

4

Apr

2014

91 Percent of Top 100 ETail Web Sites Don't Use Responsive Web Design

according to The Search Agency’s Mobile Experience Scorecard

Research from The Search Agency shows that “9 of the [100] web-only [retail] companies used RWD”. That’s 91 percent not using Responsive Web Design.

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: Performance, RWD, RESS

4

Oct

2013

Do High-Speed Trains Have High-Speed Websites?

Mobile Web Review: eurostar.com

Author: Edward

This week we divert from looking at recent mobile websites to take a look at an older offering. Eurostar launched a version of its website optimised specifically for mobile devices over two years ago. Like other websites with mobile offerings it will automatically detect mobile users and redirect them to the appropriate m.eurostar.com site. I journey through this mobile offering to see how this older experience has stood up to the test of time.

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: Mobile, Web, Review

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