How to create a mobile version of your website?

  • by Mary Scott
  • 3 years ago

The mobile industry is expanding at lightning speed. In fact, new devices are being evolved every now and then. According to a study by Netmarketshare, the use of the operating system, iOS for Apple devices including iPad and iPhone, doubled in only 7-8 months. Moreover, more than 40% of Google search results now originate from smartphones and mobile devices. This clearly indicates how many people are visiting sites from their mobile devices instead of desktops and laptops. Mobile browser usage has surpassed desktop browser as well as app usage, says Morgan Stanley. Those days are gone when you had to drag, pinch and double-tab on the screen to improve the readability.

Being a business owner, you are probably always on the lookout for new ways to reach your target audience. And in the era of mobile phones, just having an up and running desktop sites isn't going to solve the purpose. It has become more than a necessity to have a mobile friendly website to be available for your audience on every possible device.

Keeping in mind the fact that not everyone is familiar with programming languages and know how to code, we have pulled together a list of easy-to-operate tools for building mobile websites.

1. Wirenode

Wirenode is a popular and most preferred mobile website generator that has assisted over 50,000 sites to build mobile-friendly versions of their websites. Many big brands have used Wirenode to create their mobile sites including Reebok, Nokia, and Ford. Wirenode offers different plans tailored as per the requirements of different businesses and webmasters. It also features a free plan that has an intuitive editor which allows you to design your mobile site. The paid plans starting at $6.68 come with Mobile widgets, hosting, custom domains support and other advanced features.

Additional features provided:

  • Easy to use interface
  • Intuitive mobile publishing
  • Ready for mobile marketing
  • Mobile optimized and 100% W3C standards compliant

2. Winksite

Winksite is a great online resource to create a mobile community for your site. It is basically a web app designed to help businesses create beautiful mobile sites and communities for absolutely free. It allows you to create free mobile sites equipped with features such as a blog, forums, surveys, chats and so much more. Winksite is compatible with every web-enabled device and also Android and iPhone optimized.

Additional features provided:

  • Generates your own QR code to automatically scan URLs, music, videos, photos and text.
  • Offers a variety of color options to choose from that work across numerous devices and screens
  • Integrated with a search engine optimization tool named Google Mobile Sitemap
  • Apple iPhone, Nintendo DS Lite, and Sony PSP optimized pages
  • 100% valid XHTML, and W3C standards compliant code.

3. Mipping Mobilizer

Mipping Mobilizer is one of the world's leading app builder platforms that has successfully delivered more than 100,000 apps to app stores around the world. With Mipping Mobilize, it takes minutes to build your own app without having to invest a fortune. Simply enter your site's URL, set up certain options, register on the site, download the code and you are done!

Additional features included:

  • Comes with a live preview option on the right-hand side to enable you to preview your mobile-friendly site
  • Extremely easy to use interface
  • Available for free to try

4. Onbile

Onbile claims to help you create mobile-friendly sites in five minutes or even less, thanks to its intuitive and user-friendly interface. The tool provides a custom-generated script to integrated into your index page to automatically redirect your visitors to a mobile site when they visit your site on a mobile device.

Additional features included:

  • Comes integrated with 13 customizable templates to choose from
  • Requires no programming skills and knowledge
  • Create sites that are compatible with every browser and screen resolution
  • Equipped with Google Analytics tool to help you measure the traffic of your site

5. MoFuse

MoFuse is a great way to promote your venture through mobile and build a loyal following. It is indeed equipped with a plethora of advanced features for creating and handling your mobile-friendly website. MoFuse is designed keeping in mind the needs and demands of SMEs, news media and agencies. MoFuse offers various plans starting at just $7.95.

Additional features included:

  • Equipped with a QR code manager
  • Offers support for over 5,000 mobile devices
  • Offers round-the-clock customer support
  • Equipped with an analytics tool
  • Has various design tools to allow you to change the look and feel of your website
  • Comes integrated with a form builder
  • Allows smooth social sharing

The final words:

There are various ways to make a mobile version of your site including many tools, web apps and services. So, if you haven't optimized for your website for mobile devices, it is high time you should. Technology doesn't wait for anybody. Thus it is important you grow with it to ensure your business isn't lagging behind in the race.

Author Bio :  Mary Scott is an App Developer by profession and writer by hobby. She works for Stellen Infotech, Experts in providing Mobile Application Development Services to global clients. She has delivered numerous range of quility products related to this.