Web development on mobile devices is the access to websites all over the world, which means using the browser-based internet services via a handheld mobile device such as a smart phone or a tablet computer connected to a mobile network or a wireless network.
Traditionally, access to a website is via laptop and desktop. However, the site becomes more accessible by portable and wireless devices and according to the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) with current growth rates, web access by people moving through laptop and smart mobile devices, is likely to exceed web access from desktop computers within the next five years. The shift to mobile Web access has been accelerating with the rise of multi-touch smart phones since 2007 and of multi-touch tablet computers since 2010.
After desktop had dominated for long time, now the champion belongs to mobile devices. The cause of the shift may be because mobile devices such as Smartphone, laptops, netbook, smartbooks are more mobile, more portable and the prices are also approximately to desktop’s price. Another important thing is that common applications on desktop have gradually appeared on Smartphone although the Smartphone’s configuration can not be as good as the desktop yet. Even bloggers getting used to use thumbs to type on Twitter, Facebook…now have changed to type on Smartphone or smartbook. At the same time, developers have shifted their development direction to pocket PC with small size running on Google's Android, Palm's WebOS, and Nokia’s Symbian.
In particular, the rapid rise of Smartphone’s functions and applications continue to be the attractive thing to the most consumers. For example, iPhone smartphone can be seen as their most successful launch until now.
Smartphone website predictions:
Many predictions indicate that in 2012 and in the next two years, Smartphone will become more popular with stronger configuration and bigger screen. At the same time, the popularity of 3G also helps Smartphone to access high-speed Internet becoming a mean of application having many popular services on Internet. Therefore, developing applications on Smartphone is an inevitable trend.
August 29, 2013