Podcast - 15th January 2016
Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge return to review their mobile industry predictions from last year. Which mergers, partnerships and developments did they forecast correctly... and which didn’t work out as planned?
Later in the programme, the team anticipates some of the topics that will be hitting the headlines during 2016.
Device detection and responsive design explained
Mark Bridge writes:
James Rosewell shows me a colourful roll of paper that's the width of an iPhone but well over three metres long. When I look closer, I can see it's a printed copy of the Wall Street Journal's mobile website. That's a lot of scrolling to do... and a pretty unfriendly user experience for anyone reading the news online. Why does it work so badly?
51Degrees and The Away Foundation use WebGL to bring big data to smartphones
Device detection specialist 51Degrees has worked with The Away Foundation to demonstrate the relative popularity of mobile handset manufacturers around the world.
They’ve created an interactive globe that can be viewed from almost any web browser, including smartphones and tablets.
Microsoft has introduced two new Nokia-branded feature phones: the Nokia 215 and the Nokia 215 Dual-SIM.
Pricing is expected to be $29 before taxes and subsidies (£19 excl. VAT; £22.80 incl VAT).
Opera Software says it’s signed a licensing agreement that’ll result in Opera Mini becoming the default web browser for Microsoft’s existing portfolio of feature phones.
The deal covers mobile phones based on the Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha software platforms.