Hello everyone and welcome to another issue of Mobify Weekly! Here are some great links that we've run across this week!
Boston wins Digital Government's "Best of the Web" Award We're very happy for our friends in Boston for winning this prestigious award. They were recognized for many of their achievements including prioritizing mobile web accessibility for their city's website. City of Boston's mobile website was praised for being fast, functional, and useful to its visitors. (Stay tuned for an interview with the Boston team on their experiences!)
Opera Mini 5.1 for Windows Mobile Phones Released Opera gave the Windows Mobile crowd a breath of fresh air this week with their new release of the Opera Mini mobile browser. This is very good news for users who are on expensive mobile networks as Opera claims to cut down the amount of data transfer by up to 90 percent.
Why Your Business Needs a Mobile Commerce Strategy Great article by Bill Zielke, senior director of Merchant Services at PayPal on how Mobile Commerce is already becoming the next big thing to hit the web. Is your mobile website ready for the holiday shopping season?
Speed Counts Recently published survey: your visitors will leave your site and may never come back if it loads too slowly. 32 percent of visitors leave a slow loading website within one and five seconds. 84 will give up on a slow loading site after trying it a few times. This really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone but it's nice to see some solid stats. Stats by Compuware.
UPDATE: Nokia Replaces CEO, Brings on Microsoft's President of Business Division This move is long overdue but Stephen Elop was inaugurated this morning at Nokia. Nokia's share has been threatened ever since the release of the iPhone and Stephen is expected to reposition the company for a counterattack. At Microsoft, one of the things that Stephen was responsible for was Microsoft Office. Can he steer the hardware giant through the rough water? Only time will tell.
Wishing you a fantastic weekend and see you all next week!