Are Mobile websites Necessary? – Also Yes.
If your business website isn’t mobile ready (your site renders well on all mobile devices) in the next year, you’ll be loosing clients and customers. Plan ahead, don’t just build a mobile version of your site, build a complete mobile site for every business. For example, people like using the mobile functionality like big buttons, swiping and don’t need roll overs / roll downs. Look into Fluid Design (like this website) or create a complete mobile experience, more like a Mobile App of your website.
The mobile market continues to expand with 87% of the world subscribed to a mobile device at the end of 2011. Alarmingly this statistic is higher than the number of people who own a toothbrush!
Clearly if businesses are trying to connect better with their consumers, then mobile is the way to go. One particular usage of mobiles, web usage, is rapidly growing, demanding a response from businesses that are not mobile web compatible.
Recent statistics compiled by various consumer insight groups highlight the importance of a business’ mobile web compatibility:
The mobile phone website accessibility statistics speak for themselves. As improvements in mobile technologies continue to be made and the cost of data reduces, we can only expect to see mobile web become more and more dominant.
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Take a look at our Mobile Website work for Etihad Stadium.