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Over the last 12 months we have been keeping a close watch on the smart phone market and noticed that as their volumes have been steadily increasing and the technology getting more robust, the share of mobile traffic to website has been rising and rising.
While this percentage of mobile traffic to websites is still relatively small compared to users coming from PCs it is still a decent volume, growing and in most cases not being channelled into a measurable response.
Portable devices with web capability and large screens have been around for quite some time and online companies’ understanding of user behavior using these devices is quite good.
Smartphones however are quite new and bring new challenges that companies have to deal with. The most important of these can be summarized as the follows:
- The size of the screen is small and a regular website needs quite a bit of scrolling and magnification to be read
- The keypad is small and typing more strenuous
- Mobiles users are typically on the move and have their attention constantly diverted. The information they need is spontaneous and want it quickly without shuffling through too much data