Why to develop a mobile website?

If you have a website, which was developed typically for Computer users, it can be viewed on smart phones or other hand held devices. However, it becomes burdensome to read, bulky and slow to navigate, and poor at accessing the important information on the web.

A modified mobile website makes the important information clear and understandable to read on a smart-phone or other mobile device, faster to navigate, click to email, click to phone, click to location map, and much more. It is known as mobile website development.

With the rapid increase in the use of Smart-phones and mobile devices, nowadays more than 50% of internet searches are now being carried out on mobile devices so one can be offer their products and services to that mobile device users by making doubling your business leads by making your mobile sites which are very user friendly and the site cannot lose the potential customer by the incompatibility issues.

Mostly in Mobile website development the mobile website becomes a detached entity linked to the main desktop website. This separate mobile website can be developed by the specialists who offer mobile site development services. It can be developed in a very short span of time e.g. in a few days and it can be linked with the parent desktop website in almost half an hour.

The technology is working for the betterment of vendors as well as customers. The users can be beneficed by browsing the mobile website version of their favorite domain on their mobile devices.

Android Apps Development

Android is an operating system specifically introduced for mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers. Android is based on Linux Kernel – a Computer operating system. Google has played the key role in developing Android soon after the take-over of Android Inc. For development of Android the Google formed Open Handset Alliance. It was a corporation of more than 80 different organizations including some famous software and mobile handset companies. The Google released the code for the advancement of Android mobile applications as an open source. After developing Android, a project named Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was allocated for further maintenance and improvement of Android.

Android Mobile Applications empower millions of smart phones, tablet computers and other portable devices. People around the globe are using these mobile apps for their ease. A large number of affiliates are developing mobile applications to cater the global need.

 Key features of Android Applications

Android Applications include Android Mobile Phone applications and AndroidTablet applications. Android facilitates all the portable devices and provide them with the required applications as it has become the world’s most accepted and approved mobile platform. Following are the key features of Android mobile apps.

Fast and effortless Browsing: Android browser makes the web immediately available at your smart phone or a tablet. One can visit more than one page at once through Android mobile application. The applications allows private portal where one can browse in privacy and can synchronize the web pages. These browsers also provide the saved web pages and articles when one is offline. It’s very easy to read the articles and blogs during travelling and moving abroad with Android Tablet Applications.

Google maps: Android applications are equipped with the advanced feature of Google maps through which you can easily finding your way with the help of places, navigation and street view.

Voice Recognition: Android can recognize the voice of its user. Through voice recognition the user can give instruction to the device and the device can type e-mail messages, text messages and website addresses.

Photo expert: Android knows the art of photography as it makes easy to capture, refine and share photos and videos quickly. Android mobile apps allow you to share the desired photo without switching apps and losing your original data.

Security check: Android has eliminated the cumbersome method of typing passwords for the security checks. Android mobile applications have based the security check on the facial recognition technology. Your device can be locked and unlocked just with your face. All you have to do is hold your smart phone or tablet computer, switch it ON and look at it.

Near Field Communication (NFC): In the NFC enabled Android mobile devices, you can share messages, contacts, photos, videos and mobile apps very quickly through Android beam.

Internet Addiction: Are you addicted to the Internet?

Are you addicted to the Internet?

If so, you’re not alone. Some 61% of people feel addicted to the Internet and are unable to quit browsing, according to an informal survey. Internet addiction is now a serious public health issue that should be officially recognized as a clinical disorder, according to a leading psychiatrist. it would appear that socialization is what makes the Internet so “addicting..

A survey of 602 people held on Feb. 16 to know about either people experience Internet addiction or not, and found that many people are self-diagnosed addicts. Also, The Internet polling site SodaHead.com this month asked their visitors this question: Are you addicted to the Internet?

The poll finds that 61% of respondents said in fact they are addicted to the Internet, while the other 39% said they could quit if they wanted to. Women experience addiction more than men, with 64% of women compared with 55% of men reporting the symptoms of addiction.

Interestingly, respondents addicted to other behaviors were less likely to be addicted to the Internet. Only 48% of smokers, compared with 65% of non-smokers, experience addiction. The margin between drinkers and non-drinkers was narrower, with 57% of drinkers and 64% of non-drinkers describing themselves as Internet addicts.

Among respondents who felt addicted, teenagers between 13 and 17 were worst off, with 73% reporting addiction. As respondents get older, they reported subsequently less addiction, with the exception of those 65 and over, who feel more addicted than their counterparts between 45 and 64.

The poll found that the Internet users who spend the most time online were the least likely to be Internet addicts. Those between 45 and 54, on average, spend the most time each week online, reporting almost 40 hours of browsing each week. Teens, who feel the most addicted spend the least amount of time online, reporting only 22.3 hours per week of use. They are mostly spending their time on E-mail, a discussion forum, chat, or a game online.

Now, do you consider yourself an Internet addict? How many hours do you spend online each week?

Let us know in the comments.


Emerging Social Media Sites to Attract Users

If you think social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are sticky, today’s emerging sites might as well be liquid cement.

As email and instant messaging loses prowess among users, social networking sites are stepping in as a primary communication channel for some users. And while Facebook continues to control supreme, emerging sites like Tumblr and Pinterestare taking off fast — making them all the more fruitful for social media marketers.

Trust on Social Media:

A number of studies conducted by eMarketer, PEW and other regional groups have looked into the use of social networks and their trust ratings from all over world. According to these studies, more and more people have been utilizing and, more importantly, been trusting social networks. Just in the United States alone, an enormous 60 percent of internet surfers also make use of various social networks. However, Indonesia and Russia have registered higher numbers with 86 percent of internet users in this development making use of social networks. This means that although social mediafirst gained success in the USA, these websites are also becoming increasingly popular in other emerging markets.

Some of the Web’s rising stars:

With the three heavy hitters – Facebook, Twitter and Google+ – taking up most of the social media space. Now, it’s hard to imagine a new company coming into the picture and taking people’s attention away from existing services.

Google’s social networking platform Google+ climbed to 25 million global users in less than a month and now boasts more than 70 million registered users. That’s pretty impressive considering it took Facebook three years to attain that number

The competition between Facebook and Google+ is just getting started, and only one social network can come out on top. While there is certainly room for both in the social networking world, it remains to be seen if Google+ will be able to catch up with, and surpass, Facebook.

Change in Social Media in 2012:

Social media now plays such a huge role in most people’s daily lives; it is being explored in cities around the world. Now, even a San Francisco-based networking site allows its members to play games and share tags and virtual gifts with other members, users spent nearly two and a half hours on average at the site, for a 25 percent increase.

Other countries’ social sites are also picking up the pace. In October, Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibologged a year-over-year increase of 81 percent, with visitors sticking around for just over an hour in October. Badoo, a multi-lingual social networking site out of London showed a 64 percent uptick in unique visitors over the one-year period. Odnoklassniki, a Russia-based social network, attracted visitors for six hours for a 36 percent increase.

In short, Social media has taken over as the new and improved way to get the word out about the business. If your business isn’t utilizing social media, you are missing out on potential profits. Be sure that you are taking advantage of what social media marketing can do for your business.