The mobile wave continues to build with no signs of cresting. According to StatCounter’s data, mobile devices accounted for 21.6 percent of global web browsing as of last month. PCs still have their place but it’s diminishing quickly for some activities
Black Friday sales on mobile-optimized websites were up dramatically this year over 2012. But far too many retailers are still missing out on the chance to engage with consumers and conduct transactions on the mobile web.
A new survey indicates mobile developers are increasingly embracing both HTML5 and native code to produce the best apps as efficiently as possible. That’s good news in a space that all too often gets caught up in a manufactured war between the two strategies.
Cisco last week said it will take its version of H.264 open source, paying licensing costs to make it freely available to third-party developers. The move may boost H.264’s chances of becoming a default codec for real-time communication, it might not help WebRTC’s prospects in mobile.
A recent poll indicates many businesses looking to target mobile users are more focused on developing native apps than on building a mobile-friendly website. But there are several reasons why a good mobile site should be the top priority for most businesses.
Hi, a new mobile web-first app from Craig Mod, a publisher and former product designer of Flipboard, wants to create a narrative map of the world by combining photos, location and some text. It is simple and worth trying out.
The FT launched a new version of its iPad offering, a move that reinforced the publication’s contrarian web-only mobile strategy, and an FT executive predicts that the problem of collecting mobile payments outside of app stores will soon be solved.
A long-running debate over apps has taken a new turn with the rise of the mobile web and the proliferation of tablets. At paidContent Live on April 17, leading publishers will share their thoughts on whether the industry should embrace or abandon them.
Google’s SPDY (pronounced “speedy”) experiment to deliver web pages faster may be coming to Chrome for Android based on experimental code found this weekend.
Mobile technology is an invaluable tool for modern businesses and even political campaigns: at least, when it works. As Mitt Romney’s campaign found out the hard way this week, the mobile web is an afterthought to many and beta testing is a good thing.