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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

14

Apr

2011

Using ASP.NET Site Maps with 51Degrees.mobi to Create Mobile Menus

Introduction

Vertical menus are an increasingly popular method of presenting primary navigation for mobile phones. The screen shot below shows the kind of design we mean.



Designers want nice big buttons, that are easy to select, consistently styled and importantly that display really quickly. With 51Degrees.mobi there's a solution that addresses all 3 of these challenges. Read on to find out more.
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Categories: Development

Tags: Mobile

12

Apr

2011

Foundation adds Umbraco and WebMatrix Package Support

51Degrees.mobi have released 1 click installation packages for Microsoft WebMatrix and Umbraco making access to fast and accurate mobile device detection and redirection even easier. The packages are currently marked as beta while we await feedback from the respective developer communities.
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Tags: Microsoft, Foundation, Umbraco

1

Apr

2011

51Degrees.mobi launch ASP.NET Mobile Framework

51Degrees.mobi are delighted to announce the availability of version 1.0 of their commercial product which simplifies the task of creating mobile web applications that perform quickly and support all mobile devices, handsets and browsers. The product is titled “.NET Mobile Framework” and is targeted at ASP.NET developers with a basic understanding of the web and ASP.NET.

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