Over some years, there have been a number of reasons responsible for the launch of innumerable mobile devices. The introduction of new devices in the market has made it possible for different users to buy a device of their choice. Mobile users can choose everything from style, color to the operating system. Even the mobile technology has been improving and developing at a quick phase. We have seen the launch of tablets and quick adoption of HTML 5. This trend has resulted in a new phenomenon called BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
The arrival of this trend made businesses realize the importance of quick decisions. They needed to adapt themselves to the changing business environment. They need to decide if they wish to stick to their current policies or support a company which manufactures the devices. They also need to determine the changes they need to introduce in their current strategies and infrastructure to offer support to new BYOD policies.
With the growth of BYOD there comes an inevitable need for creating apps for each screen for a number of devices. This occupies a lot of resources as well as time. All in all, businesses want to make the end users feel happy and convenient at no additional IT costs.
The following numbers will give you a clear idea about the increasing trend of mobile usage.
- 20 percent of Google Searches are through mobile devices.
- In the United States, almost 25 percent of internet users use internet only via a mobile device.
- 25.85 percent of emails are accessed through mobile phones and another 10.16 percent are opened via tablets.
- Of the total globe’s 4 billion mobile phones, 1.08 billion are smart phones whereas 3.05 are SMS enabled.
Viewing this trend, no business can ignore the impact of mobile era. The arrival of responsive design technology is like a good change for IT and businesses. It serves as an impeccable solution of managing a variety of applications needed to reinforce the upcoming BYOD phenomena.
Responsive design is a leading edge approach that lets designers create an application which dynamically adjusts the layout as per the device on which a website is viewed. This web design approach aims to create personalized viewing experience. It facilitates easy reading and navigation with fewer requirements for resizing, planning, and scrolling across a range of devices. For an instance, when a user accesses a website through a desktop computer, he or she can get a complete view of the site. However, when the same user uses an Android, iPhone, or tablet device to access a website, the site will shrink to fit on the smaller screen.
Your IT department will drastically be able to find more time for other tasks with the implementation of the responsive web design process. With this novel approach, they can create one application instead of a number of apps designed for different devices existing on the market. A single application can work for all devices including smart phones, desktops, laptops, and tablets. With responsive web design users can create adaptive yet easy to regulate dashboards, reports, and planning apps for all devices. This enhances productivity while ensuring that the end users are truly comfortable with the look and feel of the website. At the same time your IT department doesn’t have to strain much.
Michael Waugh is a versatile tech blogger and work with Potenza Global Solutions – a leading responsive website design company based in India, providing a
complete software development solution.