Mobile web was in our trial ring on previous radars, but we’ve moved it into adopt in recognition of the fact we have created many mobile web applications. We believe this is the right way to create web content for mobile devices.
Mobile Web was in our Assess category on previous radars, but we’ve moved it into Trial in recognition of the fact that the Web is increasingly consumed through iPhone, Android and tablet devices. Many devices can render a fair approximation of a desktop browser experience, but to present the user with a truly optimal experience we recommend adapting a site to the screen size, display and control behaviors particular to the device. Techniques such as progressive enhancement can allow a single site to adapt to both desktop and mobile browsers. Large format mobile devices, such as the Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle, provide a new model of ubiquitous computing. Their long battery life, simple interfaces and easy connectivity have the potential to change the way we interact with computers. Apple’s new user interfaces discard the familiar desktop metaphors of files and folders that have been standard since the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984.