How many of you use I-Phones to browse? – Mobile Traffic Talk

These days i-phones are like new laptops. Websites need to adjust to all the mobile traffic. As they say, the rule of thumb is that if they can’t put their finger on it on their screen – it’s too small.

Today I was speaking to a computer guy who had a look at my blog and told me that the current template is not working well on the i-phone.

Please tell me, how many of you actually use phones to browse?

I would love to know if there are any stats out there for mobile traffic for United States and Canada.

He even told me that about 50% of the online purchases are done through an i-phone.  True?

I don’t have an i-phone, kind of hate that concept of having e-mail non-stop… I wouldn’t know myself.   I appreciate your input.

people will access the internet more frequently through devices other than laptops according to statistics

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6 thoughts on “How many of you use I-Phones to browse? – Mobile Traffic Talk

  1. Let’s say the problem is not limited to just iPhones, but to all devices with a small screen (5” or less), such as smartphones. To compensate, some companies who operate blogs, such as Google and others (I don’t know which ones) reformat the page so it’s more readable on a smartphone, each time they detect the page is accessed from a small device. I’m surprised your blog publisher, WordPress, doesn’t do that. If it’s not the case, the characters on the screen are barely readable.

    BUT! Luckily, the good news is that the smartphones manufacturers thought about that problem, in the event it is not directly addressed by the blog publisher. The user of a smartphone who thinks the text is too small to read can double tap on the tactile screen, and like by magic, the character size will grow up to a readable size. The lines of text will be shorter than on a desktop (given the small size of the smartphone’s screen), the user will not see the web page in its full width, but at least, it’s readable. The only problem is that the smartphone user must well know their smartphone, for the reason the double tap feature is not actived by default. On Android, this mode must be activated from the browser’s parameter’s screen (by pressing the key at the bottom left of the smartphone). However, once activated, it’s done once and for all. So, in my opinion, one can leave this mode on permanently, then just double tap the screen each time this problem occurs.

    Using this mode, I simulated an order from your site on my Android smartphone, and the operation was possible without problems. If you have a smartphone yourself, I recommend you try too.

    • Hi, Michel, thanks for pointing that out. I have to change a wordpress template anyway because whatever I had before was not compatible with their e-commerce plug ins. I had to switch to this one as a result, but I don’t like it as much.

      I don’t have a smart phone. I don’t like the concept of it. It’s a strange relationship that I’ve got with technology. I only welcome it if there already exists a problem that it can solve.

  2. I own the Apple, iphone 5. I use my phone for sending & receiving e-mails, paying bills, and also browsing. I also use my phone for purchasing lingerie and merchandise from e-bay and Amazon. I would say 65% of my purchases are done on my iphone. I’m always out most of the day and when I want something it’s very convenient for me to order on my iphone. Most of my purchases are done through PayPal. I really do enjoy the convenience of using my Apple iphone. It makes my life much easier.

    • Wow, that’s a lot, I’d get tired of the little screen. I am strange in that way, in many ways I want to learn about technology, but in some ways I am reluctant to use it if I don’t have to.

  3. I use my iPhone more than my computer for looking at the web and shopping. Your blog is built on WordPress. A friend of mine in the US builds WordPress sites that are “responsive.” What this means is that the layout adjusts to the size of the screen. The words never get smaller; they just stack themselves up differently. I’m not sure how this would work but I could ask him if you’d like.

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