The BBC approached me asking for my thoughts on the state of the mobile web. You can read my thoughts over on the BBC news website.
Having a mobile application seems all the rage these days, but is it right for your business?
There is a lot of confusion among organisations about how to deal with mobile. However, when it comes down to it you have 4 options.
I am worried that as a web design community we might not be giving our clients the best solution when it comes to mobile. There is so much excitement about mobile, both within the web design community and among our clients, that we are rushing into mobile, without really thinking through what the client actually […]
When your boss or client comes to you asking for an iPhone app; what do you say? I would hope you don’t say “absolutely, here is your invoice.” Rather, I hope you ask “why” and more importantly “what do you want it to do?” Too often clients and management are not really sure what they […]
You have made the decision to develop a mobile app. Good for you. But should you build a native app or a hybrid / web app?
If apps are for tasks and the web is for content then why does Flipboard make for such a great app?
The app gold rush has led many to believe that publishing something that generates bathroom related noises is a license to print money. If this was the case, it’s not any longer. This article looks at the need to develop business objectives and measurable goals to end up with an actual return on your investment. App ROI? […]
Leigh Howells kicks off a series of posts looking at native iOS app design.
I was recently in Nottingham speaking at the Mobile Marketers Conference 2012 on why we should bother about mobile at all. Why does mobile matter?
Do users get your app? Are you confusing them with too many features?
What is your mobile strategy? Do you really need a native mobile app? In this presentation I talk you through your options.
Smartphones are emotive devices. They are extensions of ourselves. Your online services need to play nicely with them or you will offend me.
I came across this interesting quote from Whitney Hess: Physical context of use can no longer be assumed by platform, only intentional context can. For the past couple of years, we have gotten into the habit of presuming that mobile means on-the-go, desktop denotes a desk, and tablet is on the toilet. But increasingly the […]
One of the things I love about the web is its openness. The web is accessible to all, no matter your age, location, disability or technology. Whether you are accessing it via a mobile phone in the heart of Africa or fibre optic connection in Korea, we all have access to the same information. At […]
I’ve written recently on mobile discoverability. I’ve found that the stats quoted in the article are also in evidence here on Boagworld. In fact, even more so. 65% of mobile Boagworld users hit the site directly. However, only 18% of desktop users are direct hits. All of the rest come via search engines or referrals. That […]
I read a post on eConsultancy this morning which presents more evidence that we need to be taking tablet devices seriously. Conversion rates and average order vales are now higher (for this network at least) on a tablet than they are for the desktop! This is astonishing. I’m sure that there are a variety of reasons for this […]
We all know how important the mobile web has become, but what is the right approach? Should we build an iPhone app or mobile website? This factsheet explores your options.
The fold is still one of the hottest topics on the web. Clients are concerned users will miss key content and web designers denying the fold exists. Could responsive design hold the answer to this debate?
I started in the web back in 1994. We made a lot of mistakes. Unfortunately I am beginning to see those mistakes repeated in 2011… in mobile development.