DeviceAtlas has been granted a second U.S. patent in the area of device detection technology. Titled “Determining a property of a communication device,” the patent describes a way in which DeviceAtlas identifies properties of web-enabled devices through examining their User-Agent strings.
New smartphones come with a preinstalled mobile browser but users can decide to choose alternative browsers available through third-party developers. In this post we take a closer look at third-party mobile browsers’ popularity in 2015 based on DeviceAtlas statistics.
Optimizing websites for mobile devices is no longer an extra but a necessity for all businesses. The question you should ask yourself is not ‘do I need a mobile-friendly site?’ but rather ‘how do I make my site mobile-friendly?’ Given that the web is full of mobile strategy guides, we decided to expose some of the most common myths about mobile optimization.
We've just released the latest edition of our quarterly Mobile Traffic Report covering Q3 2015. Download the report to learn about the latest trends in the mobile world. Be sure to check out this edition’s statistics on the most popular MNOs in selected countries based on website hits.
According to IDC sales statistics Android and iOS are the leaders in the smartphone world covering over 95% of the market. Windows Phone is the third largest mobile OS but its market share is much lower. Here are the most recent statistics for 2015 on the popularity of Windows Phone based on mobile web traffic.
Device intelligence from DeviceAtlas is now available to Webtrends customers
Device diversity has grown to a point where web developers can’t simply assume that they know which devices visitors are using to access their websites. They need to make sure the experience is great across all devices, including laptops, smartphones, tablets, or even smart TVs. This can be problematic especially in terms of keeping the website fast and lightweight for every visitor.
Smartphones are the main way to access websites for a growing number of users, even though the mobile web can be extremely slow. This is mainly due to the fact that the website content is often bloated with images, scripts and ad trackers that aren’t tailored for mobile devices. Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) initiative is aimed to tackle these issues by introducing a set of rules and restrictions for websites sent to mobile devices.
RESS (Responsive Web Design with Server-Side Components), also known as the hybrid approach, offers a great way to get the best of both responsive and adaptive techniques. The mix of responsive and adaptive gives a lot of flexibility in terms of making a website blazing fast and lightweight. Here’s what you need to know about RESS.
Having a thorough understanding of your website traffic makes for smarter, data-driven business decisions. This includes knowing all details about visitors’ devices, given that users can access websites not only on laptops but also using a huge range of mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs, or even projectors. In this new whitepaper, we explore the topic of mobile Web Analytics.
If you're looking to provide your visitors with a device-optimized experience that works great on any screen, you need a reliable method for device detection including a way to detect the mobile browser. This is a very common technique used by all top Internet companies that chose to build fast and lightweight adaptive websites.
The latest DeviceAtlas whitepaper is ready for download. In the new publication we focus on Mobile Network Operators who can greatly benefit from using rich device information. Read the following paper to learn how device data helps MNOs expand their business reach.
The concept of Device Description Repository (DDR) was created in the early days of smartphones when W3C decided to address the issue of mobile device fragmentation. Device Description Repository was meant to facilitate creating online content that adapts to the differences between devices to provide users with optimal viewing experience.
Every so often a new device is released that attempts to marry seemingly disparate elements and make them work in a new, original form. In case of ZTE Sprint LivePro these elements include an Android tablet, a mobile hotspot, a projector, and a power bank. Here’s one of the most original mobile devices ever made, and, at the same time, our device of the month.
We took a stab at checking how some of the largest websites are addressing mobile users today. It turned out that all top Alexa.com websites use Adaptive Web Design and device detection providing mobile visitors with a device-optimized viewing experience that is fast and lightweight. Here’s how they do it:
Mobile web traffic is becoming an increasingly common way to determine the most popular smartphone companies across the world. Smartphones are increasingly overtaking desktops in terms of web browsing with latest figures according to KPCB stating that 51% of media time is now spent on mobile devices.
Our latest Mobile Web Traffic report based on traffic to thousands of DeviceAtlas-powered sites during Q2 2015 is now available. The latest edition focuses on Tablet traffic in addition to smartphones. In this publication we investigate the relation between the slowdown of Tablet sales and Tablet web browsing figures.
Responsive Web Design is the least flexible approach in terms of addressing the needs of mobile visitors, including page weight and load speed optimization, and thus many online big-hitters craft mobile-centric experiences using either separate URLs or dynamic serving. In this article we explain the main differences between these two methods. We also describe some simple ways to test mobile setups that anyone can use.