With the steady increase in the mobile internet users, use of desktops for accessing internet is decreasing.
The increase in percentage of mobile internet users in various geographic regions of the world is given below.
Geographic region Increase in percentage of mobile internet users
South America 22
South Africa 57
In Canada 8 million people own smart phones which works out to 40% of the mobile phone users. Canadians used their mobile phones for the following purposes
|Percentage of users||Purpose of use|
|13||Accessing online banking|
|18||Reading News on Mobile|
|18||Browse the Internet|
|32||For Text Messaging|
This infographic will help you to understand this better.
It is reported that percentage of page views of websites using mobile phones has almost doubled. According to latest reports, sales of tablets are expected to exceed 100 million this year. Their sales by numbers may exceed notebooks next year. Majority of U.S. mobile subscribers now own smart phones. Mobile internet users are expected to exceed desktop internet users within 1 to 2 years. Mobile phones come in different shapes and sizes. It is not possible to build unique websites for each and every size. A website which can automatically read and adjust to the various screen sizes is the solution. That is responsive design.