I hate it when Web developers ignore analytics. It tells exactly what browsers and devices to design for.
Picking a smart phone really requires yourself to not pick sides, but rather ask yourself, do I want to live in the Google or Apple ecosystem?
I, and many users, get frustrated when features are added, but no devotion is dedicated to making it totally great or usable. There needs to be carry through from just adding another feature to the feature list to one that is actually usable.
From the most recent Alertbox by Jakob Nielsen – Mobile Sites vs. Apps: The Coming Strategy Shift (February 13, 2012): A last benefit of a mobile-site strategy is better integration with the full web. It’s much easier for others to link to a site than to integrate with a 3rd-party application. In the long run, […]
On their annual holiday show Dan and Brian, the hosts of Great River Radio, brought up the fact that “just because you could do a Christmas song, doesn’t mean you should” (emphasis added based on Brian’s tone of voice). How many renditions of “Winter Wonderland” or “Silent Night” do we really need? I find this […]
Still working on the app post in order to defend my position on whether apps are a worthwhile pursuit of developers. If you may recall, I took the position way early in June (or May) that apps should not be used to deliver content which instead could be made readily available through a mobile phone […]
This past week, while I was on my 10-day July 4th vacation to a northern Minnesota lake, I made a stop at the local bottle shop which was attached to both a bar and city hall. The establishment was located in a town in which the heart is an intersection consisting of a post office, […]
The web is a complex place and with iPads, iPhones, Blackberries, NexusOnes–and a whole slew of new mobile phones that allow applications and web browsing–the question comes into play: Should we develop a mobile app or a mobile site? If I were to tackle that question, I would strongly encourage starting with a mobile site […]