The iPhone was first launched ten years ago and since its launch, more and more people have switched over to smartphones each year. If you take a look at this infographic The Importance of a Responsive Website, you will see the figures for mobile and smartphone users across the world. In the UK, 97% of the population (aged 16+) own mobile phones and of that figure, 61% have smartphones. South Korea is even more advanced with 99% having mobiles and 67% with smartphones. Those are quite huge figures and show just how far the world moves on in a decade.
So with this huge shift in the way people access the internet, there is also a need for the way that websites are developed to cater for this. Website development has also progressed significantly within this period and mobile users now expect a website to be mobile friendly, as you can see in the Top10 Website Hosting infographic, 52% of users said that a bad mobile experience made them less likely to engage with a company. So you could be missing out on a lot of business if you don’t have a responsive website.
Over the next few years, even more people will be accessing the internet through smartphones, so make sure that your website is set up to provide a good experience in terms of web hosting performance and being mobile friendly.
Infographic by: top10-websitehosting.co.uk