Director of Engineering at Afilias Mobile & Web Technology Division
Joined on October 7, 2010 – Ireland
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Ronan Cremin leads dotMobi's engineering initiatives. He focuses on building and delivering mobile internet applications, such as the award-winning Instant Mobilizer and DeviceAtlas products. Ronan also represents dotMobi at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and has used this work as the basis for the dotMobi Web Developer Guide.
About 82% of the Alexa 100 top sites use some form of server-side mobile device detection to serve content on their main website entry point. As you descend from the top 10 to the top 25 and top 100 sites the percentage of sites using server-side detection falls from 100% to 96% to 82%. This is an interesting fact given that all the recent discussion in the blogosphere is of responsive design using client-side techniques such as media queries. more»
With all of the buzz around apps & app stores it would be easy to assume that mobile apps have unstoppable momentum and that the mobile web is taking a back seat. It's worth taking a step back to see how this is all going to pan out. Will mobile apps dominate completely and overwhelm the mobile web or does the mobile web still stand a chance? more»