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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

7

Jul

2011

Get Your Web Site Ready for Android

According to comScore the top Smart Phone OS platform in the US is Google Android.

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Categories: Analysis

Tags: Apple, Android

24

Jun

2011

Sitecore use 51Degrees.mobi for Mobile Device Detection

51Degrees.mobi is now integrated into Sitecore’s Mobile Device Detection software. Sitecore is one of the leading CMS platforms based on Microsoft technologies used by 27,000 companies worldwide.

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Categories: News

Tags: CMS, Sitecore

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

16

Jun

2011

iPad Browser ListBox Problem Solved

iPad's don't support ASP.NET ListBoxes. There are small differences in the JavaScript event model between Safari, iOS3 on iPad and iOS4 on iPad. These differences are precisely the sort of problems 51Degrees.mobi Framework solves.
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15

Jun

2011

Summer 2011 News Letter

We've been busy creating new products and services. Find out about:

  • Our Free Mobile Analytics service providing details of handsets by month, country and manufacturer.
  • Release 1.1 of 51Degrees.mobi Framework offering more control and features.
  • Professional Support offering for businesses dependent on 51Degrees.mobi.
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Tags: New Release

26

Apr

2011

Wall Street Journal - "Mobile App Talent Pool Is Shallow"

In it's April 15th article on mobile development The Wall Street Journel concludes the "The problem: The [mobile] talent pool isn't growing nearly that fast".
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26

Apr

2011

47% of Mobile data traffic staying on Mobile Networks

Mark Bridge at thefonecast.com writes the following concerning recent analysis of mobile data trends from Juniper Research.

"New figures from Juniper Research suggest that 63% of data traffic generated by smartphones, tablets and feature phones will be carried by fixed networks - via WiFi and Femtocells - by 2015. This annual amount of mobile data traffic ‘offloaded’ from mobile networks is expected to reach nearly 9000 petabytes by 2015, the equivalent of 11 billion movie downloads.
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Categories: Analysis

Tags: LTE, WiFi

23

Apr

2011

Useful Hints & Tips - Mobile Web Development

A big thank you to Thomas Derenthal for sending me these InfoWorld articles about mobile web development. I think other readers and customers will find them interesting.

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18

Apr

2011

Independent Analysis shows 51Degrees.mobi Makes ASP.NET 969% Faster on Mobile Devices

Transition Consulting Limited (TCL), testing experts in the field of mobile telecommunications with clients including Vodafone and Orange, undertook an independent test of the 51Degrees.mobi .NET Mobile Framework product. The results show a near 10 times increase in the performance of ASP.NET with 51Degrees.mobi compared to an unaltered ASP.NET deployment.
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Categories: Analysis

Tags: Performance

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Top smartphone OS platforms
  Share of smartphone subscribers
Feb 2011 May 2011 Point change
Total smartphone subscribers 100.0% 100.0%
Google Android 33.0% 38.1% 5.1
Apple iOS 25.2% 26.6% 1.4
RIM (BlackBerry) 28.9% 24.7% -4.2
Microsoft Windows Phone 7.7% 5.8% -1.9
Palm webOS