They predicted 2016 a long time ago and in October 2016, it happened. 51.3% mobile and tablet browsing and the desktop’s at 48.7%. No surprises, really. Not if, but when… etc.
It’s an interesting landmark though. Especially for those of us who, to our shame,
- remember the birth of the internet
- know what a dial-up modem sounds like
- still (to their shame and disgust) spend most of the day in front of a desktop device.
The web is truly mobile now. If we include the internet of things, then desktop computers are as good as gone.
Aodhan Cullen, chief executive of StatCounter, said: “This should be a wake up call especially for small businesses, sole traders and professionals to make sure that their websites are mobile friendly. Many older websites are not.”
We’ve been saying this for… well .. it seems like too long now. “Is your website mobile friendly?” may as well now be replaced with the much simpler “Is your website friendly?“.
Please stop looking at your website as some poster displayed on a large screen to impress your clients and start thinking about it as the powerful, portable app it truly should be, and get it earning for you. Contact us to find out what to do next!