Mobile Commerce Usability: 5 Fundamental Guidelines For Your Mobile Site

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Website users are evolving as mobile devices and tablets become more prevalent. As users change, e-commerce has to adapt. It is not enough to have a web store anymore. The following 5 guidelines will help you focus on reaping the benefits of mobile commerce usability. 1. KISS Navigation With smaller screens and shorter attentions spans, simple navigation is a priority … [Read more...]

#10thDimensionBoys Webtoons

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Originating in South Korea 10 years ago, webtoons have rapidly gained popularity, replacing the previously vague term of ‘internet comics’. One of the leading publishers of webtoons, NAVER Corporation, which is also Korea’s top search portal, currently enjoys more than 6.2 million daily visitors, totalling and astonishing 29 billion hits since the launch of its online platform … [Read more...]

The Yo! Mobile Application – Is It A Summer Fad, Or Does It Have An Actual Future?

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People often say that there’s an app for everything - and Yo! could be the very proof of that statement. Its single function is to allow users to send ‘Yo’ in the form of a simple text message. Yes, that’s it. It does nothing else. Indeed we have already said that one of the cardinal usability rules for mobile sites and apps is to keep it simple. We have also said that … [Read more...]

Make Your Mobile Site Lightweight And Beautiful: The UX Approach To Eye-Candy

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When thinking of contemporary websites, the mobile version is definitely a must-have. However, in a bid to provide users with exceptional experience, you often need to find a proper balance between visual presentation and mobile context. (Lead image source: Serge Kij) “Responsive” is a magic term, but it is mostly used just for making websites look great on mobiles and … [Read more...]

IM Popularity Surge: Are UK Smartphone Users Behind the Times?

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As a highly-connected, smartphone-addicted, broadband-blessed nation, you’d have thought the UK gadget-dependant phone user would be up to the minute with all of the latest digital gizmos and trends. However, new research suggests that the British are behind the times when it comes to smartphone instant messenger applications. (Lead image source: Eltpics) It’s a peculiar … [Read more...]

LG G2 Camera Review – The Most Extreme Camera Ever

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As we have stated in our early review, the LG G2 is a smartphone that impresses on all fronts. Witness to this are the numerous features that it comes equipped with. Since we have already covered most of them in our review of the product introduction video, we will be dedicating this article to one of the most interesting and unique features of the LG G2 - the camera. The LG … [Read more...]

LG G2 Product Introduction Video

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Ever since its launch on August 7th, the LG G2 has embarked on a mission to wow us all. We have already written about the cool features of the LG G2. And while we are waiting for this month's official debut on the major carriers, LG have stepped it up a notch by launching the LG G2 Product Introduction Video. The LG G2 Product Introduction Video LG have launched their LG … [Read more...]

Pressy Review: Redefining Smartphone Interaction

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Touchscreens, without a doubt, have changed the way we interact with our devices so much that to see a smartphone with buttons psychologically triggers us to automatically make us feel contempt for the device. It’s no wonder that Blackberry unfortunately collapsed. The touchscreen allows for maximum flexibility. You can't go wrong allowing maximum utilization of the screen. … [Read more...]

LG G2 Smartphone Review

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After so much anticipation the LG G2 has been launched on the 7th August in New York. Now that the phone has been revealed, the official site is showing much more than when we had written last time. The slogan “Learning From You” still dominates the official site - a clear indication that this was not just some pre-launch slogan but rather the official motto of the LG … [Read more...]

The LG G2 Official Launch – 7th August 2013

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And we now have a launch date! After much anticipation and sneak peaks such as the stylish 'QuickWindow case', the much-anticipated LG G2 will be unveiled on Wednesday 7th August at 11am (EST) in New York. And the best thing is that you too can enjoy the unveiling since the event will be streamed live. The LG G2 - The launch date teaser video The days preceding the … [Read more...]

Republic Wireless’ $19 Per Month Unlimited Everything Plan

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Analysing Mobile phone usage statistics over the last couple of years indicates a predictable upward trend. As at May 2013, 91% of American adults have a cell phone. Naturally, one would expect that the economies of scale take into effect and the cost of mobile plan tariffs goes down. But unfortunately, despite the fact that the mobile phone has become a device that we cannot … [Read more...]

UserVOD: User Experience Improvement For Mobile Applications

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UserVOD is a useful tool service that enables iOS mobile application developers obtain insights into how users are using their apps. It achieves this by recording user sessions and capturing their actions and gestures. In addition to this, it provides aggregated visual analytics (such as heatmaps) via its dashboard. In this way, the developer would be able to know for example, … [Read more...]

2012 Mobile Usage Statistics [Infographic]

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We often hear about the importance of catering for mobile devices when designing and developing websites and web-based applications. Quite recently, in this blog, we have presented a list of 5 Mobile Website Usability Guidelines That You Cannot Afford To Break. However, have you ever been curious about how the mobile industry is shaping up, particularly in relation to the more … [Read more...]