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Mobile Web Is Coming Front & Center

January 13th, 2009
Author: Kyle Wukawitz

Like most people, the beginning of the year makes me think about my future and my role as a developer in the online world. I am imaging the world of the desktop fading, with everything going mobile. The days of waiting to get home to check your email are at an end - get ready to be connected everywhere. In short, mobile web development will grow, a lot on all levels.

Mobile platforms are moving very fast, with the iphone and android, we will see a lot of mobile development in the near future, and internet on your smartphone will become cheap. There will be more and more mobile template for large scale websites. Front-end developers will have to adapt and make css template for mobile phones. Internet Explorer will lose ground, big time and be replaced with faster adapting services such as Firefox mobile and other newcomers.

For the developer, that means simpler designs that take advantage of the limited memory and screen space. The developer will need to adapt to become a ‘user-experience, usability’ guru as competition for simple yet elegant designs grow exponentially. Libraries that facilitate user-experience such as prototype.js and JQuery will make the jump to mobile web as well. Also, features that take advantage of geo-centric features that such devices afford will also come into the forground. The modern day web designer will fade into a more programistic genre of online design staff. Ease-of-use and simple style will regin suprime and crush the fading afterglow of Web 2.0.

The at home desktop personal computer will have its place in the in the new world of media - at least for now. But the stars that are about to take foreground and really shine are going to be the mobile devices that provide access to information to us virtually anywhere in the world. The future of the internet is the mobile web.

Mobile Web - The Future of Business

December 22nd, 2008
Author: Kyle Wukawitz

As we progress into the new millennium the importance of staying connected within an informational based society grows in parallel to the advancement that technology affords it. The ability to stay ‘within the loop’ of 21st century communication will become exponentially paramount as a growing reliance on connectivity permeates itself through both the professional and personal realms of life.  Devices and the software that drives them will only continue to grow in both complexity and specialization so it’s no doubt that an environment as such would create a paradigm of ease-of-use versus elaboration.  It’s those that are able to provide services that bridge this paradigm that will lead the information industry into the next decade and beyond. Leaders, both professional and otherwise would be prudent to position themselves and their organizations at the forefront of the digital tsunami that will only continue to get larger and more prevalent.  Sink or swim will become the mantra of all brave souls who wish to compete in tomorrow’s informational network superstructure.

The ability to access one’s own information easily will be Paul-bearer of the 21st century technology.  Mobile devices are only beginning to bring forth the web to its users as they develop their infrastructures literally as fast as they can.  As wireless networks grow in both speed and reliability, organizations should see as steady increase of users who use their mobile devices as their primary access point to Internet.  The question then imposes itself….what does this mean to businesses that wish to capitalize upon this movement?  The answer itself lies within building applications that maximize one’s message within the mobile world’s boundaries to the best of their ability.  The mobile web environment is most certainly different than the Internet we have grown accustomed to over the past 10 years of so.  From the speed of the connectivity itself to the wide array of technical specs in terms of size and computing power from one device to another, user experience can differ greatly depending on ones choice of device.  To further compound the complexity of the mobile web, the industry at large has seemed opposed to any form of standardization that would help those who wish to develop rich Internet applications on their platforms as whole.  This resistance has posed a huge burden on companies because they must often create several versions of one application or simply forgo a popular device altogether due to limited resources.  The ability to navigate the seemingly endless one-offs can be achieved by developing simple, yet elegant web applications that intelligently adapt and capitalize on  hardware in which their being ran on.

Creating robust, versatile mobile web applications is the key to success for the future of any company or organization.  By developing a web infrastructure that caters specifically to the mobile web one will be able to establish themselves as a truly anytime-anywhere company that has embraced the mobile web in a positive way.  Future consumers will only grow to appreciate the organization that provided them with ability to access their goods, services, and information literally from anywhere.