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.
A recent article published on The Verge has yet again raised the question of web performance. In this article the author suggests that lack of browser diversity on iOS is one of the root causes of this mobile web performance issue. As many pundits have noted, ourselves included, there is deep irony in a notoriously bloated website such as The Verge making this complaint.
Here at DeviceAtlas we follow all the latest smartphone news so that we can update our immense device database. We pay particular attention to new smartphone features and characteristics that may change the way we use mobile devices. Here is a quick round-up of some of the new features that may improve our devices in the near future.
DeviceAtlas has been granted US patent number 9,043,289 B2 on a new method for deriving the most accurate device identification results from multiple data sources.
The DeviceAtlas team dug a little deeper to provide you with the most recent statistics on the most popular physical screen resolutions, and CSS pixel resolutions across some selected local markets.
Afilias today announced that the SpotXchange video ad platform has chosen DeviceAtlas as its device intelligence provider. DeviceAtlas is now powering all of SpotXchange’s video ad requests ensuring that the right ads are delivered to the right audience, and campaign statistics are available at a device level. Increasing device fragmentation has made for a new online landscape in which users can access video content on a myriad of devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, game consoles, and smart TVs. These devices vary greatly in terms of screen sizes, network connectivity, input methods, user contexts, and user post
Announced at Google I/O on 28 April, Brillo and Weave will become the basis for the new Internet of Things platform. Brillo is basically a lightweight, stripped down version of Android, while Weave provides a protocol for devices to communicate.
The latest mobile traffic report is available for downloads. In the Q1 2015 issue we covered many interesting statistics including most popular vendors, operating systems, screen sizes, and much more.