Word just in. According to StatCounter Global Stats, mobile and tablet devices accounted for 51.3% of internet usage worldwide in October compared to 48.7% by desktop. To put it another way, mobile internet use has now surpassed the popularity of desktop worldwide.
On April 12th 2015, FaceBook Instant Article will be turned into an open platform, that will be available for all publishers of any size. According to the company, the main goal is to provide a fast and immersive reading experience for people on Facebook.
Instant Articles are aimed to solve some specific problems Facebook users are faced with, especially slow loading times on the mobile web. It’s a huge problem for people who prefer reading news on their phones and one Google, with their AMP Project initiative, is trying to solve as well. The problem doesn’t concern only the consumers. It has a huge impact on publishers, specifically those with audiences with low connectivity. (more…)
Publishers who want to reach their audience through mobile have a problem with their web pages taking too long to load on mobile devices. That is why they often lose their readers, and additionally the opportunity to earn revenue. Following the latest problem publishers are faced with, Google has created a new open source initiative called Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and it is expected from this project to dramatically improve the performance of the mobile web. (more…)