One of the projects that I have been working on, for quick some time now, involves the development of a WordPress plugin that easily and automatically coverts your standard website into a smart phone optimized (iPhone , Android, and other smart phones) mobile site. This is pretty useful in that it does all the work for you! You simply download the plugin, install and activate it, and you’re on your way!
With the growth of the mobile web becoming exponential, it does seem that this is certainly the way to go. You get to publish your content as you always have, through WordPress, but when visitors interact with your site on a mobile phone, they experience it in a much more intuitive and interactive fashion!
The Nielsen Company has just released the results of a survey regarding the amount of people using the mobile web across the globe. It shows that there has been a 34% increase in the number of people using the mobile web from July 2008 to July 2009.
This is not surprising as we all know that the mobile web is becoming increasingly ubiquitous as a platform to access social media and other information driven services. What is surprising with these particular statistics is that women, teens and seniors are leading the way, in terms of growth (year on year percentages). Amazingly, seniors are seeing a 67% percent growth in mobile web usage in the last year. (more…)