Mobile Usage In Teenagers Triples in 2011

2011 has seen huge increases in mobile use across all demographics, but teenagers have shown themselves to be the leaders for mobile usage this year. Nielson reports that teenagers have tripled their mobile data consumption in 2011 with 13-17 year olds using an average of 320MB of data per month in the third quarter – up a...

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New App Stiktu Adds Social Element to Augmented Reality

Dec 27, 11 New App Stiktu Adds Social Element to Augmented Reality

Posted by in Apps

Augmented reality has come a step further thanks to Layar – Their latest app, Stiktu, allows users to scan real world items and add their own stickers, text or drawings. These additions can then be discovered when other users scan the object, and also shared and liked via Facebook. Layar states on their blog: “Stiktu is...

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Go Mobile – Infographic

Dec 21, 11 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Go Mobile – Infographic

Posted by in Infographics, MCommerce

An infographic created by Monetate shows that over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday period, sales on mobiles and tablets increased from last year and sales on desktops decreased. Mobiles have the highest bounce rate compared to the others, most likely because many online stores are not yet optimised for mobile users. However, it is...

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Googlebot-Mobile Now Crawls Sites With Smartphone User-Agent

Dec 17, 11 Googlebot-Mobile Now Crawls Sites With Smartphone User-Agent

Posted by in Mobile Web Design

On December the 15th, Google announced the new smartphone user-agent for Googlebot Mobile. Google state that this addition will help to increase “coverage of smartphone content” and will “provide a better search experience for smartphone users.” Basically, Google can now crawl and identify mobile sites more...

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The Best Mobile Emulators & Responsive Design Testing Tools

When creating a mobile or responsive web design, testing is imperative. It’s difficult to test your site on devices and screen sizes that you don’t have access to, so mobile emulators and online responsive testing tools can be invaluable. in this post, we’ve listed some of the best online mobile emulators and...

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Can Mobile Market Leaders Android and Nokia be Beaten in 2012?

Gartner have released data showing just how much mobile sales have increased this year so far, and gives great insights into how Q4 and 2012 will look in terms of which operating systems and devices will come out on top. Smartphones In the third quarter of this year, 115 million smartphones were sold to end users, up a massive 42%...

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