By Samantha Gluck
People waited breathlessly to see whether Apple would approve the new Opera Mini browser for iPhone. It was approved and released on April 12, 2010. Since then, iPhone users have rushed to download and try the new browser. As a result, the United States ranks 5th in the world for Opera Mini downloads and the Opera Mini browser is ranked as the number one browser for iPhone users in the country. The iPhone comes with a Safari mobile browser already loaded; so why would iPhone users want to take up space and download another browser? (more…)

By Samantha Gluck

Mobile device technology can be utilized by businesses to announce sales and promotional discounts to customers in their area. Consumers receive messages digitally on their mobile devices making the cost of delivery very low. Messages must add value to the customer’s life, offer attractive incentives and be customer focused. (more…)

By Meredith Barnhill

The fastest growing market for Web-capable technology isn't home computers or even laptops—it's mobile products like smartphones and tablets. With Apple's dominance in the mobile market with the iPhone and more recently the iPad, users are flocking to these non-Flash supporting devices. With millions of iPhones and iPads sold, Flash-based Web sites are scrambling to accommodate this growing demographic by utilizing HTML5. (more…)

By Jen Brister

It seems as if everyone these days has a smart phone. Now, not only do the vast majority of cell phone users have a smart phone, they have a smart phone which has a touch screen. With the inventions of the iPhone and the iPad, touch screens have gone from "technology of the future" to the technology of today. Touch screens give people the freedom to use their cell phones and other devices in more of a physical manner. (more…)

By Joanna Fletcher

It's truly a horrible moment when you lose your cell phone or your hard drive crashes. There's the device itself, which is not an inconsiderable investment, but the real loss is the contact information stored within that device. Contact information is one of those things that builds up slowly into an invaluable resource. (more…)

By Monique Martin

If you have a Web site and are thinking about offering a mobile-optimized version, first, good for you and second, you’ve got a decision to make. To .mobi or not to .mobi? That is the question. And, it’s an interesting one. (more…)

By Monique Martin

Neilson recently released its 2010 Media Industry Fact Sheet, and the numbers are staggering. There are currently more than 60 million mobile Web users in the US. They project that number to double within the next year. That’s 120 million customers who won’t see your business unless you have a mobile-optimized Web site.

That’s a potential customer base no one can pass up. Whether they’re surfing on their BlackBerry, iPhone or Droid, mobile users are on the Web, and you should be too. Happily, creating a mobile-optimized Web site is easier and cheaper than ever. (more…)

By CC Pearce

With 30 percent of mobile phone users having used an Internet browser on their phones, every business owner should consider having a site geared toward the mobile market.

A mobile Web site should be absolutely clear and straight-forward with no clutter. Most people browsing on a mobile device are surfing the Internet at slower speeds than on their laptops or desktops and are searching for specific information. For a small business Web site, the information must be easy to find, and a mobile site must be fundamentally based on this principle. (more…)

By Simon Wright

For many sole traders and small companies, the ability to manage business on the move is crucial and these groups have been among the highest adopters of smart phone technology. Additionally, small businesses rely heavily upon Web sites to attract new business, necessitating an awareness of trends towards mobile Web usage. (more…)

Mobile Web sites are rising in popularity as the number of people accessing the Internet on mobile devices continues to climb. The .mobi top-level domain signals to viewers that a Web site will load quickly and navigate easily on their mobile devices. (more…)

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