I do trust that there is not going to be a move away from computer-based network designs to mobile device designs for NING networks, as I've noticed a lot of work going on recently on NING in respect of these mobile devices.
Do many people use these devices to access NING or, like myself, do most people only use NING networks on their computers?
I'd be interested to know what other Network Creators think about these 'advancements' and whether we really need them.
There's no question that mobile devices and their increasing usage are influencing the design of web site and applications. This is because traffic from mobile devices is growing at a rapid rate. Across all Ning networks for example, 12.5% of all visits currently come from mobile devices. A year ago at this time it was 6%, and back in August 2010 it was only 3%. A year from now I expect the percentage of mobile visits to be above 20% (1 in every 5).
On some networks, the majority of traffic already comes from mobile devices. If you're using Google analytics on your network, you can see how many of your own network's visits are from mobile devices by going to Audience > Mobile > Overview.
Very helpful information.
Of course we're a long way behind the US when it comes to mobile networks here in the UK. For example we don't have 4G networks here yet, and Broadband in the UK is still slow, averaging 2-4mbps per connection, whilst some rural areas here in Wales don't even have Broadband yet!