Archive for the 'WAP' Category

Native vs Web (again)

Friday, December 17th, 2010

One of my readers, Nikolay from the Ukraine emailed me today about research by Global Intelligence Alliance: "Native or Web Application? How Best to Deliver Content and Services to Your Audiences over the Mobile Phone".
It’s an interesting read. However, I think the report is optimistic about the timescales to get phone functionality into […]

Mobile Browser Usage

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

I have been doing some research on mobile web apps and came across a useful graph at StatCounter that shows the top 9 mobile browsers from Oct 09 to Oct 10. It interesting to see that the iPhone browser is actually declining while BlackBerry and Android are seeing steady growth.
I can understand how growth of […]

Wired App vs Web

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

While reading the UK paper version of Wired this weekend, I came across an article "The Web Is Dead, Long Live the Internet" , by Chris Anderson, that was also a cover feature in the US version of the magazine.
The premise is that the rise of the iPhone ‘app’ model of mobile computing is […]

dotMobi’s new goMobi Competition

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

dotMobi have a new "Web-based service that lets developers create mobile sites that appear correctly on all phones across all carriers".
To promote the service they are having a competition with the winners receiving 100 free goMobi accounts to create mobile sites for their clients and to get exposure through PR activities. You…
"…sign up at the […]

HTML5 Detection

Monday, May 17th, 2010

If you are creating mobile web sites (as many people increasing are) then you might like to take a look at Modernizr. It’s a Javascript library that allows you to easily detect if particular HTML5 feature exists or not.
If you wish to do the detection yourself you might also like to take a […]

Tera-WURFL for Device Capabilities

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

If you develop for the mobile web then you should take a look at Tera-WURFL.
For those who don’t know, Wireless Universal Resource File (WURFL) is a database of phone capabilities. It can be used to do things like redirecting mobile visitors to the mobile version of your site, detecting the type of streaming video that […]

Taptu February 2010 Statistics

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Taptu have just released the 2nd of their Mobile Touch Web Reports, this time for February 2010, concentrating on shopping and services. There are currently 83,300 mobile touch web sites for shopping and services and over 40% of these are related to business and real estate.

The report press release also provides some great recommendations for […]

Reaching Your Customer Base

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

The paper version of Computing, a UK publication, has an interesting article on deploying mobile business apps (I’ll add the link once it also becomes available online).
Nick Jones, VP of Gartner, is quoted as saying..
"Targeting your user base correctly may mean that a cheaply developed application that covers more of your customer base would be […]