Mobile Device Usage
How important is mobile development? The statistics are in! Mobile devices account for almost 30% of website visits, and almost 60% of all internet users employ a combination of home computers and mobile devices when surfing the web. Mobile devices are being used more and more often to access the internet. As the technology becomes more advanced, those numbers will continue to grow rapidly making mobile development even more important. The need for a mobile ready website or app is a reality that we can help you prepare for.
Mobile Development for Websites
Certain types of websites are more likely to be accessed by mobile devices. Restaurants, entertainment and shopping, in particular, are the most popular targets of spontaneous internet use. People on the go make instant decisions about where to shop, where to eat, or what to do for fun. If a website won’t load properly on a smartphone, the user will just move on to the next one that does. Don’t get left behind on the home computer – let our mobile development services help your business to be as mobile as your clients are.
A large part of mobile development involves creating a responsive website design that automatically re-organizes the layout of the content to fit the screen of the device on which it is being viewed. Text is enlarged, photos are resized or disappear completely, and menus are tucked into a drop-down structure that is easily accessible. Without a responsive design, users are required to pan and zoom, and at a regular scale, they can only see one small portion of a website’s page at a time. Part of our mobile development for responsive designs includes sliders in place of flash (animation) in the header. Many mobile devices do not yet have the ability to load flash resulting in a dead spot where your center of attention should be.
Sometimes, a responsive website is not enough. Mobile apps can allow your customers to access their accounts, perform tasks and keep up to date on news related to your website without having to search for and access your website every time. A local veterinarian may have an app to remind you of an appointment for your pet. A restaurant could supply an app for advanced take-out orders to on-the-go diners. Using mobile development to add simple conveniences to your business ensures that your clients will be return customers.