Web Second, Mobile First

Both Sides of the Table

The titles were: Mobile First, Web Second. Mobile First, Web Second (continued). I loved the idea of “mobile first” but something always bothered me. People forgot that Fred also wrote “Web Second.” then mobile is awesome.

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The Rise Of The Mobile Web And App Domination

YFS Magazine

Consumers and businesses, alike, will benefit from the rise of the mobile web. Grow Technology mobile app mobile app development mobile apps mobile trends technologyIs your business ready to capitalize on it?

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Mobile Apps vs Mobile Web: Do You Have To Choose?


There have been countless debates about the demise of the mobile Web at the hands of mobile apps. One pundit sees apps dominating users’ attention ; another predicts apps will kill off the entire Web. Amazon has more app revenue than mobile Web revenue.

The decline of the mobile web

Chris Dixon

People are spending more time on mobile vs desktop: And more of their mobile time using apps, not the web: This is a worrisome trend for the web. Mobile is the future. What wins mobile, wins the Internet. Right now, apps are winning and the web is losing.

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Rethinking Mobile First

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I wrote the Mobile First Web Second blog post a few years ago. In that post, I talked about apps that were designed to be used on mobile primarily with the web as a companion. It has become a bit of a orthodoxy among the consumer social startup crowd to do mobile first and web second. Vibhu makes some excellent points: All in all, mobile service apps turn out to be a horrible place to close viral loops and win at the retention game.

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Mobile Is Where The Growth Is

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

If you look at any of the top web properties on comScore, Quantcast, Alexa or any other third party reporting service you will see that they all have been fairly flat over the first half of the year. You might think that all these big web services are flatlining. Web is flattish. But mobile is growing like a weed. I alluded to this in a post last week where I wished for an aggregated audience measurement service across mobile and web.

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The Industrialization of Mobile

Feld Thoughts

I am on the board of Sitrion , who just released their latest version of Sitrion ONE , which allows enterprises to deliver mobile solutions in one single day. When we invested in NewsGator in 2004 , RSS was just starting to emerge as a protocol and wire up much of the content on the web. At the time, it was impossible to anticipate how the web would evolve, as 2004 was a particularly low point in the evolution of venture capital and tech companies.

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5 Mobile Web Usability Rules You Can’t Afford To Ignore

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Mobile Web Usability Rules You Can’t Afford To Ignore written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. But how can you make sure your website users get a rich and smooth web experience? Mobile Web design Web Marketing

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The Web Is Now Mobile

Nick O'Neill

One of the most significant takeaways from Facebook event today was a user interface adjustment: on desktop, there is now a navigation bar on the left hand side that slides out in a way consistent with their mobile interface.

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Google Execs Share 10 Incredible New Mobile Web Stats

Inc Startups

Google AdWords revealed amazing new mobile web stats in the Google Performance Summit this week

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A Beginner’s Guide to Mobile Marketing Strategy

Up and Running

Mobile marketing is the promotion of one’s business on mobile and smartphone devices through websites, apps, and social media. Why do you need a mobile marketing strategy? When looking at how we consume digital media, mobile usage has surpassed desktop.

Magnificent Mobile Website And App Analytics: Reports, Metrics, How-to!

Occam's Razor

Nothing I can tell you about the importance of having an incredible mobile strategy will surprise you. Mobile devices (phones, tablets, wearables) are transforming how we behave, how we buy, how we consume content, and dare I say how we become happy or we become sad.

Transitioning To a Mobile Centric World


For a large variety of applications and services, users favor mobile applications over browser based applications. Over 45% of Yelp’s* searches begin on mobile. For Zillow*, 50% of home views are now on mobile. Consumers clearly dislike deeply nested features on mobile phones.

Mobile is eating the web

Version One Ventures

Now it looks like mobile is eating the web. Back in 2010, Mary Meeker and Morgan Stanley predicted that within the next five years, “more users will connect to the Internet over mobile devices than desktop PCs.” The shift from desktop to mobile, whether smartphone or tablet, is happening across a variety of activities. Like any platform shift, this mobile wave obviously has major implications for any business. The Mobile Moment (theamazingweb.net).

Five Tips for Better Mobile Customer Engagement

Up and Running

It isn’t time to stop thinking about customers engaging with your business through a computer, but it’s definitely time to focus on mobile as your first priority. percent of all website visitors came through mobile. Here are five tips for getting that mobile engagement.

Ten Hidden Gems In Google Analytics: Do Smarter Web Data Analysis!

Occam's Razor

The 80/20 rule applies to our use of web analytics tools as well. The data used comes not from your Google Analytics account/script, rather the data comes from the third-party DoubleClick cookie (for web traffic) and from anonymous identifiers for mobile apps (i.e.,

Misconceptions About Mobile Websites


It is a shame to see the fact that most site owners do not actually understand much about mobile websites and about the importance of having a site that is perfectly optimized for mobile browsing. We all have our area of expertise and not all know web development.

10 Awesome DIY Tools To Create Your Own Mobile App


In this era, mobile applications have almost replaced the use of desktop versions. As mobile apps can be accessed anytime at anywhere, people feel more convenient with apps instead of waiting to load for a whole website.

Why Instagram is worth $1B to Facebook, Web 2.0 just went mobile

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Photos are going mobile in a big way. Instagram is the clear leader in mobile photos. to Mobile - Everything is going mobile. Path , Instagram, FourSquare , are totally mobile, and don't care about the web. to Mobile.

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22 Good Prototype and Wireframe Tools for Mobile and Web Design


22 Good Prototype and Wireframe Tools for Mobile and Web Design. By creating wireframes and prototypes either for mobile or web design , designers can discuss in deeper detail with their clients about the different versions of their projects without investing hours.

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Not Mobile-Friendly? You’re Leaving Money On The Table

YFS Magazine

For all of these reasons outlined in this article, and more, it makes perfect sense to ensure your website is mobile-friendly. Grow Marketing & Sales company website marketing mobile technology mobile website responsive web designIf not, you are leaving money on the table.

Mobile Economics Will Trend Toward Web Economics

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I've been saying for a while now that I think mobile economics will trend toward web economics as the mobile web goes mainstream. In other words, the business models that work best on the web will ultimately work best in mobile.The corrolary to that is that the business models that don't work well on the web will not work well in mobile in the long run. But the mobile web is going mainstream in a big way in the next year.

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Overcoming The Struggles Of Enterprise Mobility


Given that smartphones, tablets and laptops are the modern office worker’s preferred productivity tools, that will mean having to design for mobile, first. There are typically three stages that developers encounter in their enterprise mobile app journey: Denial, Grief, and Acceptance.

The Future of Business Is Mobile—Your Small Business Needs to Adapt or Fall Behind

Up and Running

What you may not realize is that slightly more than half of all digital media is now consumed on a mobile device, according to eMarketer, and comScore says 11.3 percent of all web browsing is done solely on a mobile device. Mobile has its own special needs.

Why Responsive Design Is Not Mobile Optimization (and What to Do About It)


Back in 2014, Jeremy Smith wrote , “Traditional optimization is dead, and in its place is arising a brave new world of mobile conversion optimization.” Is mobile conversion optimization a “brave new world”? What’s the Current State of Mobile?

Mobile Marketing 2015: Rethink Customer Acquisition, Intent Targeting

Occam's Razor

I'm immensely excited about how completely mobile platforms impact our lives. I'm a lot less excited when I think about the imagination that we've brought to bear on mobile platforms and business/marketing. 2009 was the year of mobile.

Tips On Hiring A Web Design Service


One such requirement is the need to have a good web design firm that can handle your online presence and help you in content management services. How would you search for a web design service for your business? Choosing a web designer is a daunting task.

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Native App vs. Web App: Which Is Better for Mobile Commerce?


May 23, 2011 by Christina Warren 20 Share on Tumblr email share Share on Tumblr email share The Mobile App Trends Series is supported by Sourcebits , a leading product developer for mobile platforms. Are you looking into mobile commerce as as strategy for your business?

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Should Your Company Develop a Mobile App?

crowdSPRING Blog

It’s no secret that mobile web use has skyrocketed over the past several years, with smartphone ownership in the U.S. apps per month, spending 90% of their time on their phone in apps versus in mobile browsing windows. And there are a deluge of experts out there who insist that the development of brand-centric mobile applications is the future of marketing. The question is: should YOUR company create its own mobile app? Image Source: Pulatech.com.

Monetizing Mobile Audio

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I stream music on my mobile phone all the time. We'll be streaming audio from the cloud onto our connected devices in our homes and offices, and onto our mobile devices at the gym, on the bike, in the car, etc. And I think mobile streaming audio is going to be huge. How will the mobile audio streaming services make money? And yesterday, our portfolio company Targetspot , launched the first mobile audio ad network. I'm going to the gym in a few minutes.

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Opportunity in Mobile Enterprise

Mark Birch

via Techcrunch “ The Next Billion-Dollar Market Opportunity “ The sweet spot for mobile enterprise is in the healthcare and industrial sectors. Those two alone are going to drive the momentum of enterprises toward mobile business applications and workforce mobility. Mobility is a game-changer and it is for that reason that the mobile enterprise will eventually dwarf the past ten years of web-based cloud apps.

Fighting Back Against Mobile Phones in the Bedroom

Both Sides of the Table

The mobility of technology has exacerbated both the upsides (all the information at our finger tips at any moment) and the downsides (addictions of checking updates incessantly or spending more time capturing and posting events than enjoying them). Technology.

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How 5G will change the way we use the web

The Next Web

The promise of 5G includes faster internet, greater mobile connectivity for businesses, and the ability to take futuristic digital experiences like VR and AR mainstream. Faster internet will allow consumers… This story continues at The Next Web.

Boston Mobile Madness

Early Stage Adventures

At Xconomy’s very successful Mobile Madness event a couple of weeks ago, I was struck by the vibrant mobile startup scene in Boston. Its not that mobile focused startups are new to Boston, but rather that the ecosystem “feels” vibrant at the moment. In addition, software solutions are being developed across the mobile technology stack (eg, app management, crash reporting, analytics, app development, middleware, security etc). MocoSpace mobile game community.

Card-Based Design Will Tame the Mobile Web

Inc Startups

On your smartphone, the world is a few taps away. But many people today are fed up with downloading, scrolling, and pinching. Cards are the antidote

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10 Important Web Design Best Practices and Tips for Small Business Websites

crowdSPRING Blog

Today, we’ll cover web design best practices and tips. We’ll point you to great resources and examples and highlight recent changes in web design. For even more about 2016 design trends, I recommend you read Top web design trends for 2016.

Master mobile navigation


We reveal the top 50 books for web designers and developers. Mobile. Master mobile navigation. This article first appeared in issue 232 of.net magazine – the world's best-selling magazine for web designers and developers. Tags Mobile. A Future Site â?¼.

What You Need to Know About Mobile Web Marketing

Inc Startups

It''s time to position your business to take advantage of the growing number of mobile users

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Video Of The Week: Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

mobile VC & Technology Web/TechIt was an easy and obvious call this weekend. I’m going to spend some time this morning watching my friend and coinvestor (on a few things) Mary Meeker do her thing. You should too.

The Latest Web Design Trends That Are Here To Stay

Inc Startups

web design, mobile first, virgin America, spotify, web trends