9/10/2020 5:00 PM
Mobile CPU's and the performance inequality gap
Why there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to developing for the mobile web
We now have an incredibly broad spectrum of mobile devices, and while mobile CPU performance has become extremely powerful in recent years, the performance of these devices differs wildly. This article explains why this matters to web designers and developers.
10/4/2013 2:11 PM
Do High-Speed Trains Have High-Speed Websites?
Mobile Web Review: eurostar.com
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.
10/3/2013 8:40 AM
OTA13 - Jon Arne S: Mobile Web Performance
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.
8/22/2013 11:48 AM
Google Takes a Stand on Mobile App Doorslams
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.
8/21/2013 4:10 PM
Mobile Web Review: monster.co.uk - Godzilla Or The ToothFairy?
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…
8/14/2013 1:05 PM
Mobile Web Review: london-luton.co.uk - Are Airports becoming more mobile than Airplanes?
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!
8/7/2013 10:41 AM
Mobile Web Review: crabtree-evelyn.co.uk - From Selling Soap to Mobile Holistic Care
5/4/2012 9:48 AM
51Degrees.mobi introduces simple mobile device detection for PHP developers
51Degrees.mobi, the leading provider of device detection and web optimisation solutions, has expanded its portfolio to include PHP. The PHP scripting language is powerful and flexible, making it a popular choice for web site developers. Around a third of all websites currently use PHP.
This means even more developers and site owners can now discover whether the visiting device is a tablet, whether it's a smart phone, what the screen size is – and they can then adjust the online content accordingly.
4/24/2012 10:00 PM
There's no sign of a cloud when we talk about mobile device detection
The weather outside may be a typically damp British April - but here at 51Degrees.mobi there's not a cloud in the sky. We've developed a mobile device detection solution that doesn't rely on a ‘cloud' connection every time there's a new visitor to your mobile web site.
As far as we're concerned, cloud services are very well-suited to location-based services and other applications that require vast quantities of data. They're also often a practical solution when information needs to be shared but needs to be controlled or monitored as well.
However, mobile device detection is a completely different type of situation.