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12

Jan

2012

Apple will decline, Windows Phone will shine...

Every year, TheFonecast.com offers its mobile industry predictions for the following twelve months. In December, I joined Iain Graham and Mark Bridge to offer my forecast for 2012.

More recently, I was invited by GoMo News to share further details about some of those thoughts... including the potential decline of Apple’s mobile market share and the growth of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system.

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: Apple, Mobile, Microsoft

10

Jan

2012

Will the trend at CES for larger screens lead to poorer mobile web sites?

This year's CES event in Las Vegas promises to be the biggest yet. But it's not just the event that's getting bigger.

We've spotted a trend towards larger devices. Sat-nav systems now have wider screens. Smartphones are becoming 'super phones', growing towards the size of tablets. And – despite the occasional rumour – there's no sign of Apple’s market-leading iPad launching a smaller-screen iPad 3 or iPad 4.

But is bigger really better?  Or easier to use?

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: Mobile, Web

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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27

Dec

2011

It's been a good Christmas for shopping by mobile... especially with a large screen

Christmas 2011 has seem more people than ever using their mobile phones to shop online. That in itself isn’t surprising - but what’s caught our eyes is the scale of the increase.

IBM Coremetrics has released a series of figures that compare 2011’s key shopping days in the USA with last year’s online traffic. First came ‘Black Friday’, which is the day after Thanksgiving Day. It says mobile devices accounted for 14.3% of all US online retail traffic on 25th November, up from 5.6% in 2010. Over two-thirds of that traffic was via Apple iPhones and iPads. Sales on mobile devices reached 9.8% of all online purchases, up from 3.2% year-on-year.

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Categories: Analysis

Tags: Apple, Mobile, Web

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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Categories: News

Tags: Device Detection, Mobile, Web

23

Sep

2011

51Degrees.mobi and MVC4

Author: Anonym
Following the showcase of MVC4 at the Build conference this guide will show you how to setup an MVC4 web application to use different Views based on the capabilities of the device accessing the site. This allows you to give all users a perfect experience on smart phones, feature phones, tablets and desktop web sites.
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Categories: Development

Tags: Mobile, Microsoft

10

Aug

2011

How to Add Google Ads to a Mobile Web Site

In the last few months I've had several questions from 51Degrees.mobi Framework users asking how to implement google adverts on their web sites. Google have a very simple piece of javascript that can be used with high end phones. However this won't work on all phones, and as those familiar with 51Degrees.mobi will know we don't like to exclude people because they don't have the high end phones. The ASP provided for all phones won't work in ASP.NET and requires some tweaking to get working. This blog explains how to use Google AdSense and an ASP.NET user control to get Google Ads on a web page in minutes.

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Categories: Development

Tags: Google, Mobile, Web

11

Jul

2011

How To Add a "Visit Mobile Web Site" Link To Your Web Site

Forward thinking web sites will have at least 2 different versions of their content. 1 for mobile browsers, and the other for the big screen desktop and laptop devices. 51Degrees.mobi does an excellent job of detecting the device type and redirecting the device to the correct content. To provide users with choice and enable them to switch between the different versions.

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Categories: Development

Tags: Mobile

22

Jun

2011

E-Mail and Text Messaging - How to Support Mobile Devices?

Ensuring customers can easily read and act on the content sent to them via email or text message is becoming increasingly important to businesses. According to our Mobile Analytics service 7.2% of all web requests in the United States in May 2011 were from mobile phones or tablets. An email designed for a desktop or laptop email client such as Outlook, or a browser based e-mail service like Hotmail or Gmail won’t look very nice when viewed on the small screen of even the most high end smartphone. There’s simply too much content, pictures and links.

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Categories: Analysis

Tags: Mobile

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