Mobile Devices; Are You Ready?.The past few weeks in Singapore has seen a strong line-up of event, attracting the whose who of technology, mobile devices, startups and banking to the country. It's been great to catch-up with everyone. But an insightful pattern is emerging in everyone's questions... how can we prepare for Isaac? The pure digital native. For those that have seen me speak before, I illustrate the case for building services that are lifestyle integrated, anyways available and available anywhere. Which speaks to laptops, tablets and smartphones. Mobility is obviously a very big part of the present and future web, and if your business is not utilizing (or preparing to utilize) a strategy that works, you can expect a swift demise into obscurity. Developers, designers and content creators are already realizing the power of a “mobile first” philosophy.
mobile first taps into current growth... and prepares you for the future
focusing on what’s important
- mobile first philosophy allows use of new capabilities
The natural constraints of mobile devices, networks, and usage patterns help focus and simplify mobile experiences. But designing isn’t just about embracing limitations — it’s also about extending what you can do.People use their mobile devices everywhere. Because of that, new opportunities are available to meet the needs of users. A prime example is location based services. A mobile device can more accurately pinpoint a user’s exact location than a desktop computer, and can be used to deliver relevant information about their specific location or surroundings. Along with using new capabilities available by today's technology, a mobile device first philosophy allows you to position yourself to be on the cutting edge of upcoming trends that will be used in mobile devices, like NFC, contextual awareness, and whatever other new tools coming down the road that haven’t even been dreamed up yet. Luke's case is fairly strong for thinking about mobile devices first, justifiably. So ask yourself, if you could re-imagine your service with Mobile as the First priority, what would it look like?