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Measuring Your Mobile Experience

There is no question your customers are going mobile. And as they rely more on mobile, consumers expect more from mobile experiences. According to Fo...

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What’s up with Apps: 17 Mobile App Stats You Need to Know

Apple’s App Store went live in July 2008. Several years and more than 75 billion App Store app downloads later, apps are an important part of c...

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Optimizing for Mobile Moments: Moovweb and Petco Share Insights

Across the internet, mobile traffic is on the rise and fast approaching the tipping point over desktop, even when it comes to search. And while most m...

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Does Anyone Use Social Sharing Buttons on Mobile?

Visit a lot of mobile websites and you’ll see precious screen space dedicated to social sharing buttons, imploring users to share the content on Fac...

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Mobile Stats: Q1 2015

2015 is off to an exciting start for mobile, with more 2015 predictions released, the launch of Apple Watch and Google’s search algorithm update...

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Mobilegeddon Is Here: Now What?

Today is ‘Mobilegeddon.’ It’s the day Google updates their algorithm to include mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal in their mobile ...

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Measuring Your Mobile Experience and How You Stack Up to Your Peers

Curious to know how your company compares to its peers when it comes to mobile? Using our new mobile site scoring tool, we analyzed over 100,000 sites...

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Moovweb Customers Recognized as Webby Awards Official Honorees

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sc...

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Hamburger Menu: Handy Tool or Useless Icon?

With the advent of the modern smartphone, websites faced a problem: all the great features they’d painstakingly constructed now had to fit on much, ...

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Mobilegeddon: What It is and How to Survive it

On April 21, 2015, sites which fail to meet Google’s mobile-friendly criteria will be demoted in mobile search results. The update is expected t...

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Beyond Mobilegeddon

April 21, 2015 is ‘mobilegeddon’ – the day Google rolls out its mobile algorithm update, expanding their use of mobile-friendliness as a ran...

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Optimizing for Mobile Moments

The mobile landscape has evolved significantly, not just in terms of technology but in terms of customer expectations. Your customers are becoming inc...

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Responsive Web Design

Over the last 5 years, we have seen a fundamental shift toward mobile. The market share of personal computing platforms held by Windows has dropped fr...

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“Optimize for Mobile Moments”: A Forrester-Moovweb Webinar

The ‘mobile mind shift’ is here. Your customers expect to get what they want, in their immediate context and moments of need. This ubiquitous and ...

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8 Mobile Terms You Need to Know for 2015

The world of mobile is changing quickly. As technologies evolve, so do the conversations surrounding them. And while new terminologies do emerge, most...

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Optimizing for Mobile Moments

Forrester Insights on Engaging Your Customers in a Mobile World...

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Will Apple Watch Transform the Wearables Market?

Yesterday at their March 2015 special event, Apple formally unveiled its Apple Watch. It’s the first time since the launch of the iPad in 2010 that ...

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8 Mobile Terms You Need to Know for 2015

The mobile landscape is continuously changing. New terminology arises and terms evolve as technologies develop and trends bring certain technologies b...

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Google Algorithm Update

A few days ago Google announced that mobile-friendliness will be used as a ranking signal in their mobile search results, starting April 21, 2015. Th...

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Lessons from the Field

Sports metaphors are highly relevant to mobile. In fact we’ve been known to describe the progression of enterprises along the mobile maturity curve ...

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Delivering Data to Native Apps Without an API

Apps are an indispensable part of just about every market leader’s mobile strategy. But it’s not enough to just have an app. Enterprises need to b...

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Mobile Stats 2014

2014 was an exciting year for mobile, with a number of fascinating stats published over the course of the year. Let’s take a look at the mobile stat...

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Native vs. HTML5 vs. Hybrid Apps

Moovweb and Kinvey have teamed up to help enterprise audiences understand the differences between native, HTML5, and hybrid approaches for mobile app ...

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Mobile Trends to Watch in 2015

2014 was a significant year for mobile, with mobile sessions surpassing desktop for the first time over the holiday season. And 2015 will no doubt be ...

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Responsive Sites Too Slow

In a study by Keynote and Internet Retailer examining 12 responsive design retail sites, page load times on smartphones were found to be a staggeringl...

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No API, No Problem: Delivering Data to Native Apps, Without an API

Enterprises are often unable to deliver the functionality they need to power a native app, simply because that data isn’t housed in an backend with ...

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A Look at Hybrid Apps

We’ve looked at the benefits and challenges of native apps and HTML5 apps. Now let’s look at a third type of apps, hybrid apps. Hybrid apps use we...

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Evaluating the HTML5 Approach

Now that we’ve taken a look at the pros and cons of native apps, let’s examine another approach, HTML5. HTML5 apps run in a web browser but behave...

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Should You Choose the Native Approach?

Enterprises looking to develop an app have a few choices – native apps, web apps and hybrid apps. Native apps are the type with which we’re al...

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Leading the Way in Mobile

Macy’s has been recognized as the 2014 Mobile Retailer of the Year. The accolade is one of the most prestigious awards in mobile commerce, honoring ...

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Mobile Trends for 2015

2015 promises to be a year in which mobile continues to integrate itself into our daily lives. Deep linking means seamless navigation between the web ...

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‘Mobile-Friendly’

A few weeks ago, Google announced they would be adding a “mobile-friendly” label to their mobile search results. This is not the first time Google...

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Mobile Holiday Shopping Report Webinar

We had some great insights into mobile shopping this holiday season. To share those insights and take a deeper look at mobile’s role in holiday shop...

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Shoppers Continue to Go Mobile

This holiday season started out strong for mobile. On Thanksgiving, mobile sessions outnumbered desktop sessions for the first time. But would mobile ...

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Android vs iOS

Which smartphone shopper is worth more – an Android shopper or an iOS shopper? The short answer is iOS. Although Android has over 80% of the glo...

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Big Cyber Monday for Mobile

Online shoppers once again turned to mobile in a big way this Cyber Monday, driving significant year-over-year mobile growth. Despite the lackluster k...

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Shoppers are Moving to Mobile

Last Black Friday, 4 out of 10 online shoppers were on mobile devices.  This year it was expected that for the first Thanksgiving weekend ever, reta...

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2014 Mobile Holiday Shopping Report

Last Black Friday, nearly 40% of online shopping traffic was on phones and tablets. This holiday season, for the first time, many retailers will see m...

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Who are the mobile leaders?

Naseem Makiya is a Data Engineer at Moovweb. He works on market research and financial planning and analysis to better understand the mobile landscape...

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Accelerating Mobile Giving

Moovweb and Charity Dynamics recently presented “Accelerating Mobile Charitable Giving,” a webinar with a focus on year-end mobile giving. The end...

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Who’s really mobile optimized?

Naseem Makiya is a Data Engineer at Moovweb. He works on market research and financial planning and analysis to better understand the mobile landscape...

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Moving as Fast as Mobile

A few weeks ago, Moovweb CEO and Founder Ajay Kapur presented “Delivering to an Increasingly Mobile World: Moving as Fast as Your Customers” at Ga...

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Where do you stand?

The balance is shifting. More of your web traffic is coming from phones and tablets and a slew of new Internet connected devices on the horizon. We cr...

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How mobile is the web?

Naseem Makiya is a Data Engineer at Moovweb. He works on market research and financial planning and analysis to better understand the mobile landscape...

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Accelerating mobile charitable giving with Charity Dynamics and Moovweb

Nonprofits can receive as much as 40% of their yearly donations during the end-of-year giving season. And this year, for the first time ever, many wil...

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Mobile Resolutions

Five years ago, building a mobile page basically meant designing for a single device: the iPhone. Now just the iPhone has three different resolutions....

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Increasing Mobile Conversions

The balance is shifting. We’ve reached an important inflection point on the web. As of late 2014, total phone and tablet sessions now out-numbers tr...

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A New iOS & a Bigger iPhone

It’s that time of the year. Apple has once again pulled back the curtain on their latest offerings. The latest updates to iOS hit phones September ...

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The Big Lift: Increasing Mobile Conversion Rates

This Black Friday and holiday shopping season, for the first time, mobile and tablet sessions will outnumber desktop. But the business results still l...

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Optimizing Mobile Checkout to Maximize Conversions

eCommerce is quickly shifting away from the desktop to the mobile device. Whether selling from a mobile-optimized site on a smartphone or from inside ...

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Use Mobile to Drive Branding and Loyalty

Your brand is your mark of distinction. In an increasingly connected world it becomes even more imperative that you differentiate yourself from compet...

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The new smart shopper

The days of relaxed leisurely shopping seem to be over or at least on the decline. Shoppers now want to save time, save convenience, and want answers ...

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Responsive and Unified

Throughout two decades of professional services positions at enterprise software companies, I’ve consulted on change management to my clients...

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8 Ways to Improve Performance of Your Responsive Site

Responsive web design (RWD) has become the ‘new normal’ for unifying desktop and mobile efforts. But if not implemented correctly, RWD sites can i...

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Mobile SEO: Why all the FUD and what you should know

What’s worked in the past may no longer be applicable and may even be detrimental to your business. In order to be successful a company’s mobile s...

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Best Mobile Practices for Travel & Hospitality

Whether it’s booking a flight for an upcoming trip or finding that off-the-beaten-path local spot once they’ve hit the ground, today’s traveler ...

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6 Factors Influencing Your Mobile Conversions

As your mobile traffic grows, even slight improvements in conversion rates translates to significant returns. With a better understanding of your cust...

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Mobile Site Metrics Q1 2014

To take a gander at how mobile customers are shopping, we crunched the first quarter numbers from 42 sites – spanning 8 industries – who u...

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Meet Moovweb 5

The latest version of Moovweb’s enterprise cloud-based platform for multi-device development and delivery is now available. Moovweb 5 is the premier...

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44 Pixels: Tips for a touchable tablet site

44 pixels. It’s the recommended size for a touch friendly page element – and it’s why merely delivering the standard desktop site to tablet visi...

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Clearing the Fog: 11 Mobile Terms You Need to Know

The mobile landscape is moving fast and the terminology surrounding mobility can be confusing. Oftentimes words that sound similar can mean distinctly...

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11 Mobile Terms You Need to Know

Responsive? What do you mean by “responsive”? Responsive Web Design? What about Adaptive? Is “adaptive” responsive? Mobile ter...

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Why Responsive Design Isn’t Enough

Companies everywhere are scrambling to take advantage of the post-PC revolution, but what approach is best? Early techniques like WORA, screen scrapin...

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10 Mobile Trends for 2014

2014 promises to be the most transformative year in mobile yet. While 2013 moved us to smaller tablets and larger phones, 2014 promises entirely new m...

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Nonprofits and Moovweb

With powerful mobile experience, non-profits like the American Cancer Society, GreaterGood, and The March of Dimes make supporting their causes simple...

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Improving Enterprise Mobility

Over the past two years, many digital delivery organizations have increasingly focused on using a responsive approach that adapts web content to diffe...

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Mobile Strategies in Retail, Travel & Hospitality Enterprises

Consumer-focused markets like retail, travel & hospitality were early mobile adopters — and they are now among the most competitive and demandi...

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Smart TVs and Stupid Tablets

Ike and Justin sit down with friend and co-working Manoj to chat about all the SmartTV news out of CES 2014, the many varying sizes of tablets, and th...

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Moving Beyond Responsive Web Design: The Road Map Forward

The mobile revolution is forcing many organizations to make tactical versus strategic decisions on their implementations. Silos are giving way to a wa...

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“M-Dot” URLs and SEO

There’s quite the debate between using a single-domain or an m-dot URL to deliver a mobile site. And in a world where SEO is so important, it ha...

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Survival of the Fittest

I come from a very heavy Java background.  I’ve worked with Java for almost 10 years now, and I’ve worked with very large Java code bases...

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8 Ways to Unify Your Web, Mobile & Apps Strategy

Early approaches to mobile have saddled many companies with out-of-sync silos and never-ending change orders from agencies rebuilding business logic...

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Free App Development eBook

Oh, the app question. Every enterprise is looking to build at least an app or two. But the question is how?Native development? Or web? Maybe hybrid?...

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The Facts Around Responsive Approaches to Mobile for the Enterprise

Responsive approaches to enterprise mobilization have been gaining traction since Responsive Web Design (RWD) emerged in 2010. But data from the first...

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Enterprise mobile security

Employees, customers, and partners expect a business to come to them – on the user’s device of choice. And so IT faces a dizzying array of mobile ...

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Powerful new features

Having just launched the latest release of Moovweb, it occurs to me that perhaps we’ve been a bit delinquent in celebrating all the new features tha...

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12 mCommerce Best Practices Covering Brazil

The mobile revolution is moving fast in the Brazilian market. Retailers looking to stay competitive in this dynamic environment must move quickly to p...

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Debating the Benefits & Challenges of Responsive Design

Customers are interacting across multiple channels and businesses need to provide a consistent experience for them across all touchpoints of their jou...

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Responsive Mobile Design: Extending RWD For Cross-platform Development

Despite the obvious importance of mobile, most Web sites continue to provide a sub-par mobile browsing experience. Few Web sites truly embrace mobilit...

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Conference Season

Ike has finally returned to San Francisco, after spending the last couple weeks on the tech show loop, traveling from Interop to Gartner Symposium. So...

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Gartner On Responsive Delivery: A Next Generation Approach to Mobile

Ike DeLorenzo, Director of Product Marketing at Moovweb, presented a session about Responsive Delivery (RD) at the 2013 Gartner IT Symposium. RD is a ...

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Responsive Approaches Show Promise for Enterprise Mobilization

Responsive approaches to enterprise mobilization have been gaining traction since responsive Web design (RWD) emerged in 2010. By using Web technolo...

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10 Most Surprising Hybrid Apps

Long has the development community argued over the merits of native vs. web app development. Native apps get the full device functionality because the...

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Responsive Delivery Technology Dossier

Companies need to take a fresh approach to mobile—an approach that  doesn’t view mobile as something separate and distinct from the business. No ...

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Enterprise App Strategy

Responsive Delivery (or “RD”) is a methodology that leverages the existing  process logic and assets of backend web infrastructures to deliver mo...

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Right Mobile Strategy

With the explosion of mobile devices, it’s clear that creating a compelling mobile experience is a necessity, not an option. But with native apps, m...

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Twitter goes public, Google gets Bump

In the sixth episode of the podcast Ike and I talk about the long-rumored, now finally confirmed Twitter IPO filing, Google’s acquisition of Bum...

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Responsive Delivery

Over the past 5 years mobile design methodologies have improved progressively. Out of the dark days of siloed design sprung Responsive Web Design (RWD...

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Performant mobile

The longer it takes for a page to load, the fewer pages a visitor is going to want to load during their visit, and the less likely they are going to b...

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Partnering with Moovweb

Our mission at Moovweb is to simplify the transition to mobile for the organizations that are making this leap, and to offer the best experience on ph...

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Higher Ed Best Practices

The mobile revolution is transforming how educational institutions deliver value to students, faculty, alumni and employees. However, when integrating...

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Wearable Computing

David Klein, Lead UX Designer at Moovweb, joins Ike and I as we discuss the growing trend of smartwatches. David explains the issues he’s run in...

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The iOS 7 Apple Event for the Enterprise (that never happened)

Alright, we’ve seen the spectacle and the neon colors. Apple has officially announced the 5S and 5C, and they’ve given us the a date for i...

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Next Generation App Development

App development for mobile and tablet is entering a third technological wave. First, early apps relied on native code and separate development for eac...

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How Utilities Can Maximize Their Mobile Strategy

As smartphones become commonplace, customers are increasingly looking to interact with service providers through the mobile channel. Utilities are no ...

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The Mobile Non-profit

The mobile revolution is is huge opportunity for non-profit organizations to build brand, mobilize supporters, educate visitors and increase donations...

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Money for apps, candy for free

In the jam-packed fourth episode of Landscape Mode, Ike and I give our takes on the Nokia acquisition by Microsoft and the new Android 4.4 OS being du...

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mCommerce Best Practices

No one wants to fight their way through a difficult or confusing mobile experience. When they meet resistance, many just give up. That’s why us...

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12 mCommerce Best Practices

The mobile revolution is moving fast. Leading retailers are learning how to optimize smartphone and tablet channels. Retailers looking to stay competi...

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Podcast-as-a-Service

For the third episode of Landscape Mode, we tackle the topic the public is really clamoring for: mobile naming conventions. From the early days of dro...

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That Fragile Duopoly

In the second episode of Landscape Mode, Ike and I discuss the ambitious crowdsourcing goal of the Ubuntu Edge and the sold out Firefox phone. We̵...

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Technical Debt Infographic

A few weeks ago I went through my elaborate and entirely scientific calculation of the total technical debt in existence. But for all of those who...

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Responsive Delivery: A Next Generation Approach to Mobile

Over the past 5 years mobile design methodologies have improved progressively. Out of the dark days of siloed design sprung Responsive Web Design (RWD...

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New Foundation recipe

Integrating Foundation into your Moovweb project just got easier. While our platform has always played nicely with different web frameworks ...

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12 Ways to Speed Up Your Mobile Site

Here at Moovweb, we know page speed is important. Every week we see a new infographics about the importance of performance on mobile. Most importantly...

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Technical Debt Clock

“How many piano tuners are there in Chicago?”

That’s where my mind went when Ike had t...

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The tools to move the Earth

Archimedes asked only for a lever and a place to stand, and promised he could move the earth. Maybe he was only playing 200 BC hype man for his m...

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The Backend, the Scrapers, and Me

New studies show web sites fending off 95% more exploits than they could five years ago, and safer 30% than just last year.   But are mobile dev...

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The Encapsulate and Abstract trap

Everyone is looking to go mobile. Their customers are already there, forging ahead in the Post-PC world, and companies are trying their best to keep u...

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The Executor’s Bias

Hampton Catlin is the inventor of Sass, Haml and Wikipedia Mobile. Currently he can be found building crazy new technologies to mobilize the web a...

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Be kind, RWD

Remember the good old days when all we had to worry about was IE6?  Those of us coding sites in the rea...

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A mobilized Hacker News in 15 minutes

What are you doing for the next fifteen minutes? Probably something important. But those cute animals on reddit can wait. The dishes in the sink aren'...

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Rent-A-Center converts with a new mobile experience

Our big move to the new Moovweb headquarters went down just a few weeks ago, so trust us when we say we know how much work getting new furniture can b...

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Responsive Delivery

Ok, in the last few posts on responsive design, I’ve taken a look at some issues that seem to come hand-in-hand with this approach. Please understan...

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Every dog has its day

A new mobile site for The Humane Society opens the door for on-the-spot mobile donations....

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Beyond Media Queries

Media queries are only the visible tip of the iceberg when it comes to Responsive Design. Server-side solutions like RESS can solve those pesky respon...

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Taking Brazil by storm

Taking Brazil by storm, Moovweb launches new mobile sites for two great Brazilian online retailers - Casas Bahia and Flores Online....

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The Dreaded Rebuild

Whether it's the dreaded rebuild or the long load times, going responsive for mobile can have drawbacks....

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Developer Update

The grand unveiling of Moovweb Toolkit, our Chrome based debugger. Also: Moovweb SDK version 4.2 is released and Team Moovweb Harlem Shakes the Intern...

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Delivering UX

Responsive Web Design delivers style, not experience....

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Formal Friday

The Men’s Wearhouse was founded in 1973 by George Zimmer (yes, the “I guarantee it” guy). The company has expanded its product offer...

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Interface Revolution

Interface development is special. Not in a Mr. Rogers “Everyone is special in their own way” kind of deal. In a “what they do is basically your ...

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6 Rules of Mobile Design

Learn from the expert himself (and also our CTO) Hampton Catlin, the inventor of Sass, Haml, Wikipedia Mobile, Tritium, and our personal favorite, the...

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Introducing Uranium!

Moovweb is excited to announce the open source release of our Javascript framework for mobile sites, Uranium. Uranium JS allows you to include some a...

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Best Practices for Designing an Amazing Tablet Experience

Tablet commerce reached record levels this past holiday season and isn’t scheduled to slow down anytime soon. Research has shown that tablet owners ...

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The Mobile Web & The Post-PC World

Early mobile strategies have focused on device independence, templates, screen scraping and light weight proxy technologies. But these approaches have...

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Links are a Contract

In July of last year, Michael and I were lucky to get to travel around for a couple months. Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Belgium, England, and even...

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Golfsmith!

Check out Golfsmith! The nation’s largest specialty golf retailer is now powered by Moovweb. With features such as HD videos, refined search and...

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Vitacost Launched!

Here at Moovweb we’re excited to announce the launch of Vitacost’s new Moovweb-powered mobile website! The key ingredient: social mobile s...

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Gokogiri – the best way to parse XML in Go

One thing we found missing in the Go ecosystem is a first rate HTML/XML parsing library. The built-in libraries are great for strictly written and on-...

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libsass

At Moovweb, we write a ton of Sass. You maybe haven’t heard of Sass if you aren’t a Rubyist or a Railser, but you’ve probably heard ...

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GVM: the Go Version Manager

We’ve been using Google’s new language, Go, for some components in the latest version of our proxy. So far, it’s been a great experi...

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Gogogo

At Moovweb we’ve started developing in Go – Google’s super-fast compiled programming language. I’ve really enjoyed working in i...

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Google, 1800-Flowers and Moovweb

Google recently launched an initiative to encourage mobile site development: its goal is to provide businesses with the tools, guidance, and resource...

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Fred Meyer Jewelers & Littman Jewelers

We’ve had an incredibly productive January here at Moovweb. We’re extremely excited to launch two mobile sites: Fred Meyer Jewelers and Li...

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Using Open Source to Provide Infrastructure Services

Operations Teams need to provide eight critical services to the developers and users of their environment....

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