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4 Steps to Accelerate Image Delivery in Shopify

Shopify is one of the more popular “webshops-in-a-box” solutions out there. It’s very easy to get started and it includes all the functionality users need to start a ready-to-use web shop. Managing product images is quite easy. Images are served from Shopify’s own CDN (Content Delivery Network). However, Shopify’s CDN lacks the crucial functionality to fully optimize images – especially for mobile. Mobile commerce will account for more than two billion transactions by the end of 2017 and will only increase in importance over time. Given this trend and the critical importance of mobile when researching and buying a product […]

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Detect the New iPhone on Your Website: Coming Soon!

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The new iPhone is coming soon, and WURFL.js will detect it in the wild! Soon, you can too. Apple will release the new iPhone in the short term – most likely on September 12, 2017. Our researchers are already detecting the new iPhone among the more than 2 billion other user agents per month they analyze. If you use WURFL.js, then you will start to see the new iPhone and all other iPhone models. Stay tuned for our official announcement and release. How it will work With a simple javascript snippet, WURFL.js can detect the new iPhone and push its device […]

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Most Used Chipsets: Samsung and Apple Smartphones

Android Chipset 2017 Q2

Samsung Chipsets It’s no secret that Samsung uses both its own Exynos chipset as well as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon. Our most recent MOVR (Mobile Overview Report) 2017 Q2, found various versions of the Exynos chipsets account for 73%, whereas Snapdragon accounts for 24%.

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Image Compression and Acceleration Potential for E-Commerce Sites

Ecommerce image compression potential

E-commerce sites know that load speed = sales. Users of e-commerce sites frequently abandon if the page they request fails to load quickly. Oversized images are the leading cause of slow loading time. And image compression is a great solution. Image Compression Testing We wanted to know how much potential existed on e-commerce sites if they compressed and accelerated their images for mobile devices. We evaluated 314 e-commerce sites. On average, the pages we studied had 20 images on them. The original image payload on that single page was 1.3 Mb. Then, we used the ImageEngine Test to evaluate the […]

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Smartphone Screen Size Trend

Shifts in Screen Size Trend Anyone who has purchased a mobile phone in the last decade has marveled at the reversal in trends when it comes to size. Long gone are the days when Nokia dominated the feature phone market and smaller meant better. Anyone remember the Nokia 8210? Of course, that was before mobile web browsing was a feasible or enjoyable experience. Today, manufacturers are slowly but surely increasing smartphone sizes to accommodate bigger, high resolution screens. Smartphone Screen Sizes Continue to Grow MOVR research data shows that larger screen sizes smartphones have dominated the market. The 5.5 to 6” […]

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Tablet Screen Size Trend

The tablet screen size trend is different than smartphones. With smartphones, we see a clear trend that bigger is better – with 59% of the market over 5 inches in diagonal screen size. Two Tablet Groups: Full Size and Mini Two screen sizes segments clearly emerge from the tablet group: 1) full-size, larger tablets (over 9″ diagonal screen size), and 2) smaller “mini” tablets (less than 9″ diagonal screen size). The full size segment is the largest market. In particular, the full-size 9.5 to 10” segment has grown from 46.6% in 2017 to 53.6% in 2017 Q2. The largest sizes […]

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Smartphone vs Tablet Orientation: Who’s Using What?

Screen Orientation by Size

Smartphones and Tablets have become a part of our everyday lives, but how are they typically held and used? People use both Portrait and Landscape orientation to conduct their everyday tasks such as watching a video, taking a picture or even browsing the internet from their device. Why is this important? Ultimately, what we need is versatility among the tablets and smartphones of today and tomorrow. We need websites that can predict and that adapt to a user’s orientation. In the MOVR 2017 Q2 report, we have updated a study that measures the orientation at the time we detect the […]

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