The distinction between mobile Web applications and native applications is anticipated to become increasingly blurred, as mobile browsers gain direct access to the hardware of mobile devices, and the speed and abilities of browser-based applications improved a lot. Persistent storage and access to sophisticated user interface graphics functions may further reduce the need for the development of platform-specific native applications.
Mobile Web access today still suffers from interoperability and usability problems. Interoperability issues stem from the platform fragmentation of mobile devices, mobile operating systems, and browsers. Usability problems are centered around the small physical size of the mobile phone form factors (limits on display resolution and user input/operating). Despite these shortcomings, many mobile developers choose to create apps using Mobile Web. A June 2011 research on mobile development found Mobile Web the third most used platform, trailing Android and iOS.
Statistics says that 428 million mobile communication devices were sold Worldwide in First Quarter 2011, a 19 percent increase year-on-year. So it’s kind of a hurry to have mobile websites. Now let’s which services can we use to transform our normal websites in mobile websites.
5 Great Services That Will Really Help You
Mofuse lets you instantly create mobile version for any blog or RSS-enabled website. Everyone can use MoFuse, not just bloggers. General readers can use it to create mini mobile websites using only RSS feeds. Blogger can take it even further by setting up mobile version for their blogs.
Publishers and web designers around the world use Mobify Studio to create beautiful mobile websites. Don’t forget that it’s free to use.
It is a simple service that lets just about anyone create their own mobile website for free. The interesting part is that it has a TON of features. Everything from Google Checkout support to click to call.I have not had a chance to try out all the features myself but if you always wanted to create your own mobile homepage for your BlackBerry browser than this is a great start!
bMobilized automatically converts your existing website to a user friendly and fast mobile web site. After we have created a default mobile version of your website, you can log in and tailor it with easy to use tools.
By using ConvertWebsite.com, blogs can be accessed anywhere without requiring a desktop computer, thus increasing their traffic with up to 20%. To push even forward, they can be read even without an Internet connection, by using the latest HTML5 technology.
You really must pay attention when you will transform your website for mobile devices because there are lots of tools and plugins for WordPress that can mess up everything. Do not try it directly with your online website / blog. Test, test and retest your website offline until you are sure that it works 100% ok.
Credit: Alexandru – topdesignmag