2017 has been a busy year for DeviceAtlas - new product, new patents, new website, and an award at MWC! We look back at another exciting year charting the ever-changing device landscape. From a product perspective we launched our DeviceAtlas for Apps product at MWC 2017. We've had continued progress on the technology front with an award for innovation at MWC and the granting of another seminal device detection patent, this time from the EU patent office building on last year's US patent, demonstrating our IP leadership in the area of device detection. This year web performance continued to be a big theme in the industry, and we saw a range of developments, both progressive (AMP, PWA) and regressive (the death of Windows Mobile and demise of Blackberry). Video has moved closer to the center of the mobile advertising stage.
Read on to find out what's the new in the mobile industry, what percentage of users have a smartphone, what's driving mobile activity, how has mobile advertising fared this year and many more mobile marketing statistics.
Speed should never come at the cost of accuracy. Accuracy is the sine qua non of device intelligence—if you can’t be sure about the intelligence, what is the point? The DeviceAtlas team believe that the choice between speed and accuracy is a false choice, and an unnecessary one. Our patented algorithm allows for the extremely high speeds afforded by a PATRICIA Trie, but with the flexibility to accommodate the reality that you cannot have prior knowledge of all devices on the market.
The wider the variety of devices used, the greater the risk is in terms of providing an inadequate user experience which has an impact on your bottom line. This means companies need to be on their A-game when delivering effective ways to handle device fragmentation for their customers. Find out how you can leverage your own device database.
As the massive growth in mobile and connected devices continues, our latest research focuses on selected smartphone hardware characteristics, including chipset names, chipset vendors, GPUs, RAM, and the number of SIM slots. Check out our latest infographic which breaks down this data and gives you a better understanding of the mobile market today.
Our customers have regularly asked us whether we can index device information against make/model strings in addition to User-Agent strings. The driver for this is that they have an installed base of apps or SDKs which return manufacturer and model information, but they are unable to use this data programmatically. Unstructured data is often accumulated over time, and a means is required to convert the data into a structured format whereby it can be usefully analysed. Accordingly, DeviceAtlas has been extended to support the app environment, in addition to web and mobile network environments.
Today’s world of web analytics is difficult to navigate without a detailed knowledge of user devices. Find out what sort of device data you can access and how you can leverage this data to gain a competitive edge.
For video advertising technology players, getting it right on mobile requires an accurate knowledge of the device you are addressing. Having real-time data on whether a device is a mobile, tablet or desktop as well as other device capabilities such as screen size, resolution, OS and OS version and multimedia capabilities will ensure that the creative will work from a technical perspective and is contextually targeted for mobile devices.
50% of mobile ad clicks are accidental, according to a recent study from GoldSpot Media. This finding strikes fear into the hearts of any marketers who thought mobile ads are the answer to dropping CTRs for desktop banners. The good news is that there are still ways of improving mobile ad targeting so that the ads are displayed for the right user at the right time.
You may think that most of the leading e-commerce websites today are purely responsive. In fact, the opposite is true. Adaptive design techniques are superior in terms of addressing e-commerce needs. It provides a very flexible approach that focuses on optimizing any aspects of your website's UX that might boost conversion rate on mobile. Here is a selection of adaptive websites that do a great job in terms of addressing mobile users.