Martin Clancy

Martin Clancy

Editor and contributor at mobiForge. Day job, Head of Marketing at Afilias' mobile and web division. I lead the marketing efforts on DeviceAtlas.

Latest Articles by Martin Clancy

RWD: Responsible Web Design and how websites cope with compromised connectivity

Like most people, I use the internet a lot in the evenings when I have some downtime. Although I live in the centre of European capital city (Dublin) which ought to be fairly weIl served with cell tower coverage, I also happen to live in an old house with 12 inch thick poured concrete walls. Getting good a connection for voice calls has never been guaranteed, so I wanted to check how well some major brand’s web presences would fare under my particular set of circumstances on a mobile network connection...

Mobile and Web: restating our assumptions

Much like Max Cohen, the tortured mathematician looking for order in chaos in the classic movie Pi, we all find ourselves constantly reevaluating our assumptions and thinking on the issues at the intersection of mobile and web. Which is how it ought to be. In such a fast moving environment, sticking one's head in the sand isn’t really an option. By the time you raise your head and take a look around, chances are you will be looking at a completely different landscape...

Designing for Touch: Thumb and Finger Sized Design

IDC recently published research showing that more than 50% of the 418.6 million mobile phones shipped during the first quarter of the 2013 were smartphones. Back in December 2012, Forrester reported that in the USA, 19% of adults (34 million people) now own a tablet and that by 2016 that will rise to 113 million tablet owners...

Tracking mobile with Google Analytics

Mobile is becoming more important by the day and the figures speak for themselves: about 1 page out of every 8 was viewed using a mobile device (including tablets and phones) according to recent comScore research and last month Google released a study which showed that 77% of mobile searches were performed at home or at work even if a desktop PC was available...

Future of the Mobile Web Whitepaper

We're very happy to publish this paper arising from the The Future of the Mobile Web event held at the Dublin Convention Centre in January 2012. We covered a lot of ground and the paper is a serious attempt to capture all the topics covered from HTML5 to responsive design to device detection and many others. We found it to be a very worthwhile process to listen, validate our ideas and learn from others in the process of writing it. We hope it is useful to a wider readership also...

Future of the Mobile Web

Last week we hosted an event loftily entitled "The Future of the Mobile Web" at the Dublin Convention Centre...

Future of the Mobile Web: Request for submissions

Dear mobiForge community, We have invited a number of colleagues and opinion formers from across several different verticals to [b]a forum event in Dublin on January 26th next [/b]to discuss some of the most pressing [b]issues, trends, opportunities and challenges in today’s mobile web environment[/b]. People from companies like Adobe, Cloud Four, Nokia, Yiibu and others will be coming along. The idea is to build towards [b]a consensus on current technology, facts, fictions and opportunities of the mobile web[/b] in an environment that is increasingly noisy and hype filled...

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