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  • Improved ImageEngine Increases Ease-of-Use and Saves Money for E-Commerce Sites RESTON, Va., Dec. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ScientiaMobile’s ImageEngine Content Delivery Network (CDN) service, which accelerates image-heavy webpages by up to 30 percent, is now available to more than 500,000 e-commerce companies who rely on Magento, Shopify, and Drupal to power their websites. With ImageEngine’s i...

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  • Native apps, Mobile apps, or just apps. We call them different things and we use them all the time. From a business perspective, apps complement mobile and desktop sites. They are natural extension of an online strategy. Because of this, it’s important to take the necessary steps to make sure the native apps, and their versions, are identifiable. This is critical both from an analytics perspective...

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  • Hybrid webview apps are a popular and cost efficient way to distribute online properties through app stores. A hybrid app is a native application with all the bells and whistles, but some part and sometimes even all functionality is developed using HTML, CSS ,and JavaScript and rendered by a webview component. This is why the hybrid app is also called a “webview app”. You can think of the webview ...

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  • Retains Top Standing Since Q1 2017 RESTON, Va., Nov. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ScientiaMobile releases new global study of mobile data usage called the Mobile Overview Report (MOVR) finding that after three quarters and many recent smartphone launches, the Apple iPhone 6S remains the most used smartphone in the world. According to ScientiaMobile, 7.53% of the world’s smartphone usage is made up ...

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  • JPEG 2000 Support by Browser The majority  (79.42%) of  browsers do not support JPEG 2000 image format. Of the browsers that do support JPEG 2000, Mobile Safari makes up the majority with 14.48% share. All other browsers that support JPEG 2000 have less than 3% share and span six different types. Facebook on iOS, Safari, and Chrome Mobile are in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places (2.22%, 1.66%, and 1.20% re...

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  • In previous MOVR reports, we explored how frequently phones and tablets were held in portrait orientation (vs. landscape).  In the MOVR 2017 Q3, we broke out Apple devices from Android. Apple’s iPhones tend to have a higher usage in portrait mode than its comparably sized Android smartphones.  Conversely, iPads tend to be held in landscape more often than comparable Android tablets.   Among smartp...

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  • Websites can use image CDNs and image acceleration to reduce image payload and improve the mobile user experience.  The faster a page loads, the more likely a mobile user will complete a sale. For eCommerce companies like Amazon, improving the mobile load time can result in millions of dollars in addition sales. We evaluated 3,151 web sites to analyze the impact that CDN-based image acceleration m...

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  • Comparing the first 39 days after the launch of the flagship smartphones of Apple and Samsung, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have a slightly faster penetration rate vs. Samsung 8 and 8+. After 39 days, the iPhone 8 Plus had 0.64% and the iPhone 8 had 0.42% of global smartphone usage. Compare this to the first 39 days of the Samsung launch, with the S8 generating 0.40% and the S8+ holding 0.38% of smartphone...

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  • Drupal is a popular Open Source CMS based in PHP that was originally released in 2000 and makes up one of the largest open source communities in the world. By adding ImageEngine to a Drupal site, it can speed up your site, which is especially important in E-commerce, tourism, other image heavy sites where sales are impacted by loading speeds. Drupal image acceleration is something that can easily ...

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ScientiaMobile
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  • If you are in advertising, you probably already know that digital ad revenue grew in the last year. According to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), it grew by 22% in 2016, to reach $75.2 billion. But what you might not know is that the shift to mobile and advertising’s influence on mobile buying trends go hand in hand. Shift to Mobile Not only has the amount of time spent online increased i...

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ScientiaMobile
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  • Magento is one of the widest-used out-of-the-box e-commerce solutions and we want to help e-commerce sites improve their bandwidth and load times with our easy-to-use, 4-step only, image acceleration solution, ImageEngine. Why ImageEngine? With ImageEngine, customers have found an average of 60% payload reduction and so much development time is saved by not having to create different sized images ...

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ScientiaMobile
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  • Here is a great video of our Founder and CTO Luca Passani speaking at NGINX Conf 2017. Luca gives a quick overview of how to use WURFL InFuze Device Detection with NGINX  to develop a mobile-optimized website. He then dives into the problem that images pose. Today, the average webpage is over 2 MB, and 64% of that is images. This payload is too large for mobile devices, and the result is slow page...

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ScientiaMobile
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  • [the following was originally published on the NGINX Blog] Responsive web design (RWD) has been around for some time, making it through the “hype cycle” and finding its way to the “plateau of productivity”. With RWD, web developers possess frameworks and guidelines on how to make their design adjust dynamically to the browser window and, to some extent, to the form factor of users’ devices. Howeve...

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  • 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...

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  • iPhone 8 is coming soon, and WURFL.js can detect iPhone 8 in the wild! Now you can too. Apple will release the iPhone 8 in the short term – most likely on September 12, 2017. Our researchers are already detecting the iPhone 8 among the more than 2 billion other user agents per month they analyze. If you use WURFL.js, then you can start to see the iPhone 8 and all other iPhone models. With a simple...

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ScientiaMobile
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  • 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%. Most Used Chipsets: Samsung The most popular chipset, the Exynos 8890, is used in the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Despite Samsung’s effort...

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  • This year at Shop.org, we will be showing how our device detection solutions can improve image optimization that can take E-Commerce to the next level. What ImageEngine Delivers Faster Page Loading, Higher Conversions: Accelerate your website and decrease payload by more than 60%. CDN Savings: Pay only for optimized, resized image bandwidth. Proactive Device Detection: Accurately identify mobile d...

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  • Join our webinar on August 3, 2017 to learn more about these and other mobile trends. 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...

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  • Join our webinar on August 3, 2017 to learn more about these and other mobile trends. 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 ...

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  • Join our webinar on August 3, 2017 to learn more about these and other mobile trends. 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 tablet...

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ScientiaMobile
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  • Join our webinar on August 3, 2017 to learn more about these and other mobile trends. 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? Ultimate...

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  • Have you ever wondered how the model and characteristics of your phone, TV, or computer are being analyzed and used? Well that’s device detection! It allows a website to create a page that’s optimized for a device model, browser, and operating system. Using device detection, websites can ensure a great user experience and improve performance. User-agent strings Device detection analyzes the user a...

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ScientiaMobile
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  • June 29, 2017 Today, we released a major update: WURFL API release 1.9.0.0. The API is a major step forward for our device detection solution, and marks some strategic product changes that users should prepare for. What’s new in WURFL API Release 1.9.0.0: Added Apple TV and Roku detection Added Tizen 3.0, Epiphany, Samsung DeX, Samsung Browser User-Agents detection Improved detection of Apps and r...

ScientiaMobile
ScientiaMobile
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  • The Galaxy S8 launch has been exciting to watch and also interesting to compare to Apple’s recent launches. Our recent mobile data report, Mobile Overview Report (MOVR), found that the Apple iPhone 6S is the most used smartphone in the world and that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is the most used Samsung in the world in Q1 2017. In an effort to track the successes of both model launches, we have identifie...

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  • ScientiaMobile Accelerates Device Detection with a Compiled C# Version of its Highly-Accurate API Solution June 7, 2017 / Reston, Va./ – ScientiaMobile has released a C# module for its high-performance WURFL InFuze device detection solution. Advertising, e-commerce, and other heavy-traffic websites using .NET or C# applications to process millions of transactions daily will benefit from WURFL InFu...

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  • Luca Passani, CTO @ScientiaMobile “A man who is not a Liberal at twenty has no heart. A man who is not a Conservative at forty has no head.” – Attribution is controversial At the beginning of my professional career I was a staunch supporter of Open Source. As a young engineer, I had no budget, I was not supposed to have a budget, and I had been trained by my years in college to do things without a...

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  • NGINX provides flexible software-based load balancing. And now with the WURFL InFuze for NGINX Plus module, you can quickly inject WURFL’s device intelligence into NGINX Plus’ load balancing logic. NGINX Load Balancing Based on Smartphone, Tablet, or Other Device Form Factor WURFL provides a number of options for load balancing criteria within Open Source NGINX or NGINX Plus.  We can envision load...

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