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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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16

Dec

2013

Understand Mobile Website Performance with 51Degrees.mobi and the GSMA

GSMA and 51Degrees.mobi Partner-up to help you create better mobile web experiences

Web performance is a vital component to creating a great web experience for your users. With this in mind, 51Degrees.mobi have partnered with the GSMA to create a mobile web performance section on the new GSMA smarter apps guidelines.

 

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6

Dec

2013

Did an Increase in Mobile Web Traffic Help Break Black Friday Sales Records?

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Earlier this week Amazon reported record breaking sales for this years 'Black Friday', with mobile sales surging by 43% since last year. This week 51Degrees breaks down web traffic from the United States between mobile devices and desktops.

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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

3

Oct

2013

OTA13 - Jon Arne S: Mobile Web Performance

Author: Joe Davine

With Over the Air 2013 coming to a close last Saturday, I took some time to reflect on some of the more memorable talks given over the two-day event. Mobile and web performance guru Jon Arne Sæterås' presentation was particularly informative, and inspired me to write a quick summary for people that did not get the chance to see it live in person.

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16

Sep

2013

The Evolution of Content Consumption

Author: Edward

Content distribution has come a long way. The first television sets were made commercially available in the late 1920s, just a few years later saw the first mass produced television sets.

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: Mobile, IBC, Smart TV

22

Aug

2013

Google Takes a Stand on Mobile App Doorslams

Author: Joe Davine

You have just finished creating your sparkling new mobile business app and are eager to promote it to as many people as possible. You already have a good mobile web audience; why not tell them about your app with an interstitial before they hit your website? Well you see, not only do your mobile web users hate this method of advertising, Google have also taken a stand.

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: Google, Mobile, Web

21

Aug

2013

Mobile Web Review: monster.co.uk - Godzilla Or The ToothFairy?

Author: Edward

Last month the UK’s largest job search engine Monster launched a new mobile version of their well-known website. Upon visiting the standard desktop site it will detect mobile devices and direct them to the appropriate mobile page. The site utilises a .m prefix to enable mobile specific content. This week I take a look at the online recruitment industries newest mobile offspring, does it growl like a dragon or squeak like a goblin…

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: Mobile, Web, Review

14

Aug

2013

Mobile Web Review: london-luton.co.uk - Are Airports becoming more mobile than Airplanes?

Author: Edward

Last week London Luton Airport launched a version of its website optimised specifically for mobile devices. Like many websites with a mobile incarnation it will detect mobile users, redirecting them to the appropriate m.london-luton.co.uk version. This week I see how this new mobile experience shapes up, does it perform like the Eurofighter or an Airbus... Let’s find out!

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: Mobile, Web, Review

12

Aug

2013

Britain Is Addicted To The Web As Mobile Browsing Rockets

Author: Anonym

Plus Google release new guidelines for mobile optimisation and Firefox 23 has finally been released.

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