Why you Need a Mobile Strategy

These 15 stats should be reason enough to at least think about creating a mobile strategy, or recommending one to your clients.

  1. There are an estimated 82 million U.S. mobile Web users. (Millennial Media)
  2. 83% of U.S. adults have either a cell phone or a smartphone. (Pew Internet)
  3. 35% of U.S. adults have accessed the Internet using their phone. (Pew Internet)
  4. 450 million smartphones are projected to be shipped in 2012 – more than notebook and desktop computers combined. (Brandanywhere and Luth Research)
  5. One in two consumers would give preference to a brand that has a mobile site. (Brandanywhere and Luth Research)
  6. 40% of U.S. women own smartphones. (comScore)
  7. 32% of moms in the U.S. owned a smartphone in 2010. (comScore)
  8. 1/3 of U.S women use the mobile web at least once a week. (comScore)
  9. Only 4.8% of U.S. retailers have mobile-specific websites. (Brandanywhere and Luth Research)
  10. By 2015, worldwide mobile advertising revenue will rise to about $24.1 billion. (Informa Telecoms & Media)
  11. 12.3 million U.S. mobile users have clicked on a mobile advertisement and then went on to purchase the item. (Lightspeed Research for mobileSQUARED)
  12. U.S. mobile ad spending will reach $1 billion in 2011. (eMarketer)
  13. Eight in 10 U.S. mobile users currently use or will use mobile text coupons within 24 months. (IHL Group)
  14. 94% of mobile phone owners have text included as a part of their phone plan. (IHL Group)
  15. 85% of U.S. retailers support the iPhone/iPod platform and 88% plan to do so. (IHL Group)

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Android vs iPhone

Web Designer Podcast Episode 1: Android vs iPhone, Chrome and CS4

by Steve Jenkins

podcastIn the first Web Designer podcast, the team talk developing for Android vs iPhone and chat with regular contributor Adrian Bridgewater about Google Chrome’s impact on the development scene. Jonathon Ferman, Business Development Manager from Adobe, joins the team to talk about CS4.

Click here to listen to the podcast.
Click here to subcribe to the podcast.

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Build Native iPhone Apps With Flash CS5

Build Native iPhone Apps With Flash CS5 | .: Blog.FlashGen.Com :: Mike Jones – Flash Platform Evangelist :..

Yesterday at MAX 2009 in Los Angeles Adobe announced that the next version of Flash Professional (CS5) will include the ability to export content created by it for deployment on the iPhone.

What it does mean is that if you’re a Flash / ActionScript developer you can develop applications, games etc for the iPhone and iPod Touch without the need to learn Objective-C. Before we get ahead of ourselves this doesn’t mean that the iPhone supports Flash content – that “issue” hasn’t be resolved at this point.

Adobe Labs has a section on developing applications for the iPhone – you can even sign up for a future public beta. Below are links to the current apps built with Flash CS5 prerelease – including a person favourite of mine “Just Letters” by my good Friend Stefan Richter

Chroma Circuit

chromacircuit

Trading Stuff

trading

Fickleblox

fickleblox

Just Letters

justletters

South Park

southpark

That Roach Game

roach

Red Hood

redhood

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* Paid add-ons (for iPhone version only, all extra features for iPad version are free)
* User Manual
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10 Popular jQuery Plugins for 2010

10 Popular jQuery Plugins for 2010

jQuery Before/After

This plug-in shows the difference between two images simply dragging a slider over the two images which are sandwiched with one on top of the other. The final effect is really nice and easy to implement.

Take a look at this plug-in here. For the demos here.

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning is a jQuery plugin which allows site-owner to offer their visitors some easy and fancy ways to translate their content in more then 30 languages.

jQTouch

jQTouch is a jQuery plugin for mobile web development on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and other forward-thinking devices. Absolutely to have if you are a mobile developer.

CJ Image Video Previewer

CJ Image Video Previewer is meant to mimic the video preview boxes you see on many Video sites. It displays a block that contains an image thumbnail and when the user moves their cursor of the box, it dynamically loads and then displays a group of images in sequence. Kind of like a flip-book. This is an excellent way to provide an preview of the video, without the user actually downloading the video file.

Autosave

Autosave is a flexible autosave plugin for jQuery. If yo want to autosave a form use this simple code:
$("form#myForm").autosave();.

MapBox

The jQuery MapBox plugin is for creating relatively small scale, zoomable, draggable maps with multiple layers of content. This framework could be applied to games, development plans, or any layout that could benefit from being able to zoom in and pan to get a better view.

Ajax Upload

AJAX Upload allows you to easily upload multiple files without refreshing the page and use any element to show file selection window. AJAX Upload doesn’t pollute the global namespace, so it’s compatible with jQuery, Prototypejs, Mootools, and other JavaScript libraries.

Infinite Scroll

Infinite Scroll has been called autopagerize, unpaginate, endless pages. But essentially it is pre-fetching content from a subsequent page and adding it directly to the user’s current page. This plugin aims to progressively enhance your page. Your navigation/pagination elements should be present in the HTML for non-js users, but the plugin will utilize those links to build out a more rich browsing experience (with this plug-in you can implement easily a DZone.com-like navigation experience).

jQuery Tools

jQuery Tools isn’t a plug-in but is a collection of the most important user-interface components for today’s websites (tabs, tooltips, overlay, drag-and-drop, exposé, scrollable, …).

jQuery lightBox

jQuery lightBox is probably one of the most popular an easy to implement jQuery light-box. This plugin is simple, elegant, unobtrusive, no need extra markup and is used to overlay images on the current page through the power and flexibility of jQuery’s selector.

Twitter Applications / Downloads

Twitter / Downloads.

Twitter  Applications

Twitter lets you find out what your friends are doing in whatever way makes the most sense for you. Check out these applications for other ways to send and receive Twitter Updates.

Google Desktop iPhone & iPod touch iPhone & iPod touch
Twitter Gadget by Google Twitterrific by IconFactory PocketTweets by PocketTweets
Widgets Twhirl Twitteriffic
Widgets by Twitter Twhirl by Seesmic Twitterrific by IconFactory
Spaz Blogo Digsby
Spaz by Ed Finkler Blogo by Brainjuice Digsby by dotSyntax