More and more, the mobile web is catching on and website owners are developing mobile-friendly versions of their websites. While this trend has not quite caught up in Nigeria, a number of Nigerian websites are already either mobile-friendly or have mobile versions of their websites. The list includes:
- The Punch
Web & Mobile: mobilitynigeria.com
Mobile websites tend to be lean and use up less bandwidth than full desktop websites, so they are useful for people with low bandwidth or narrowband access. As such, they can help keep browsing costs down. Mobile websites also load faster than their full web versions.
Analytics software for this website shows that 18% of MobilityNigeria traffic is currently from mobile users.
A great resource for finding all kinds of websites with mobile versions is WapReview. It has both a desktop version (wapreview.com) and a mobile version (wapreview.mobi). It also has a directory of mobile websites from around the world, Nigeria inclusive, so you should bookmark that site.
When browsing on your mobile device, do you find mobile versions of websites useful in anyway? If yes; which mobile websites do frequent? If no, what are your reasons for prefering full web versions?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.