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Thanks for the share Kumail. I'd love to hear what everyone else thinks of the state of Mobile right now.
you're welcome Dean :-)
Maybe this link would be helpful for your future posts: http://www.businessinsider.com/future-of-digital-slides-2012-11 - "Global Internet Connected Device Shipments"
Thanks Kumail, I'd remember seeing that page before I think, but definitely bookmarked now!
dean - i just did a ctrl+f for "tablet" on your post and got zero! With rocket sales of tablets and lacklustre desktop sales/WIN8, surely that is a factor provoking more inevitable but welcome mobile development (and the real burial of Flashturbation of last millennia?) The whole "is this the year of mobile?" line evokes memories of the "are we there yet?" - Yeah, we just took a detour.
I was unsure whether to include Tablets in this article. Its true they are Mobile devices taking a huge chunk of users, but I wanted to focus on Mobile as in mobile/cell phone, things people have on them at all times and who's location and website design needs to be completely different. I'm pretty sure 2012 is going to be the year of Tablets with the launch of Windows Tablet and the new Google ones. :)
Eric Schmidt says that "the future is in mobile search." I believe it, it is predicted (by the Neilson Research Group) that 2013 will have 134 million mobile web users. That is up from 74 million this year. Mobile search is growing 30% every year. It is crazy.
Google has a tool that you can use to test your site to see how mobile friendly it is. It is called Gomometer. It also gives you some cool tips on what you can do to make your site more mobile friendly.