PRLog - Sep. 28, 2011 - WP Mobile Pro (http://
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What’s more, WP Mobile Pro allows users to rapidly design streamlined, easy to navigate, fully mobile-compliant versions of their websites right inside Wordpress using all familiar tools and even plugins.
Here's why it's important:
Mobile internet browsing is not a passing fad. It's here to stay. More importantly, in today's internet environment having a mobile-friendly website is no longer a luxury -- it's quickly becoming a dire requirement.
There are several good reasons for this:
According to widely available statistics, out of over 700 billion minutes a month spent on Facebook over 300 billion minutes are logged from mobile devices -- three out of every seven users access Facebook via smart phones. Similar situation is on Twitter -- 55% of all activity comes from users on mobiles.
It's also a common knowledge that since 2010 Facebook has officially surpassed Google in attracting traffic -- more people use Facebook than Google. This, in turn, has triggered and explosion in Facebook advertising and marketing.
Yet people who advertize and market on Facebook and Twitter hardly ever stop to think what happens when they take a visitor from Facebook to their destination site, and a mobile user sees a website that doesn't fit on a mobile device, doesn't display correctly, or tries to force feeds high-resolution graphics and videos.
One thing is certain -- the mobile users immediately leave such sites. And if the sites had anything to do with attracting clients or offering products for sale, the advertisers are clearly losing a big chunk of potential business and leaving money on the table.
This is even more harmful for small off-line business.
By now, almost every small business owner is convinced that their customers have completely given up on using Yellow Pages.
Instead, prospective clients search for local services and venues on the Internet. And 90% of people do this on their smart phones.
Knowing all this, wouldn't it stand to reason that making a websites mobile compliant should be the number one marketing priority of any business?
Yet, presently, across the Unites States, less than 1% of websites have mobile friendly versions of their websites.
There are two reasons for this impediment:
First, there's a myriad of mobile devices and smart phones with drastically different screen sizes and operating systems. This makes designing mobile websites and site authoring software a very tricky business.
Second, what most developers ignore -- a user on a mobile does not browse the Internet like a desktop user does. The mobile user expects an entirely different experience.
Because of the severe limitations of the mobile interface, mobile users want to see websites that load fast, do not eat the bandwidth, and have simple navigation and clean layout similar to the mobile device itself. In other words, a mobile user prefers websites that can be navigated like a mobile device itself, not like a regular website. And this is the biggest stumbling block in the mobile website development today because until now there were no tools for doing this simply.
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Currently, there are a dozen of different Wordpress Mobile tools and plugins that claim to be able to convert Wordpress websites into mobile sites.
"Given the difficulties of developing for the mobiles, the last thing we wanted to do was to develop our own tool," comments Jason Fladlien, one of the WP Mobile Pro creators.
"We could not find a usable solution among a dozen of currently available tools. Most are crunching a regular website into a small screen, completely ignoring the mobile design guidelines. Others impose severe limitations. Yet others require users to write code.... And none of them seemed user friendly. So we had to roll our sleeves and develop our own tool."
What differs WP Mobile Pro from other tools is, it does not force squash existing websites into mobile format. But rather allows users to create clean mobile websites using tested, mobile navigation-friendly templates.
"And since it functions like any regular Wordpress theme it's simple to use. Choose the template you like and paste your content into it. With our WYSIWIG interface you can see your design in real time, and in less than an hour create a mobile analog of almost any Wordpress site," adds Jason.
Bottom line -- WP Mobile Pro is designed from the ground up to build efficient, easy to navigate, mobile-compliant Wordpress sites for small businesses, and to be used by the off-line consultants wishing to add mobile marketing services to offer local business.
More than just a Wordpress mobile theme, WP Mobile Pro is a pro-level tool for serious professionals, that can even be used as a backbone to jump start own mobile marketing business.
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