One of the paradigm shifts in the web development industry in the last few years has been the growth of mobile web development. With this growth came a noticeable change in consumer behavior. The introduction of mobile web has completely changed the way users looked at the ‘Internet’. Now this was more, a lot more than sitting before a computer, wait for the pages to open, and get the job done. This was the time to enjoy the fun of surfing on a go! All the favorite website were now becoming available on the mobile phones! And today, when the time falls short, users do find the time to keep a tab on their mailboxes and their favorite networking sites. Thanks to mobile web.
Today more and more users are accessing the Internet using their mobile phones and other hand held devices. According to popular website Wikipedia, the growth of mobile users accessing Internet through their mobiles is faster than the growth recorded for desktop and laptop users! But easy it may sound, developing websites for mobile and other handheld devices is quite a challenge. Let’s see why.
Mobile web developers know well the challenges for providing the users web like comfort on their mobile sets. And that is why they are striving to make websites light, easily navigable and attractive for all kinds of handsets, as these are the major requirements for mobile web development.
Most businesses have started looking at mobile websites as a potent marketing tool. Gradually the corporate have realized the potential of making their websites compatible with mobile phones. This would not only give them a broader presence, but also attract new band of customers. From news portals to e-commerce websites, mobile websites are gaining their share of importance.
Quicker and user-friendly browsers such as Mobile Safari and Opera Mini are adding to the phenomenon of mobile web development. Smartphones have added to this trend with mobile phones turning to complete multimedia device rather than a simple communication tool. With the advancement in HTML 5 and development of a wide range of apps, web browsing on mobile phones has become easier.