iPhone site takes centre stage

Roughly a 2 minute read from Alex

13 Nov 2008

A few months ago we wrote a pretty detailed post about how we went about creating what we still believe to be the World's first Orientation Specific iPhone site. We're still trying to think of something a bit sexier to call it than 'Orientation Specific' (all ideas appreciated below) but it'll do for now.

Anyway, since we wrote about it, it's become the biggest driver of traffic to our little old blog with 50 times the number of views than any of the other posts (which are equally informative!) It's also inspired a load of you to get your hands dirty and work on your own versions, which is fantastic.

Google seems to like us too. Try searching for the terms 'iphone website' and you'll see little old us, nestled snugly on the 1st page amidst sites like O2 etc.

So what does this all mean for us? Well, nothing really to be honest. It's just great to see our hard work being recognised, shared, picked apart and helping others to push their limits. This all may sound a bit 'idealist' but it's a great way to operate. Where's the fun in just churning out 'safe' sites day after day - yes, it's easy to do, but you're never going to stand out from the crowd and excite your clients, and before you know it you'll be left way behind as the industry keeps progressing at such an exciting rate.

From a commercial perspective, iPhone users only account for a small percetnage of the mobile market, so the need for these kind of sites is still fairly limited (but who says you can't have one just to show off?). But, as we see this market share increase as the iPhone becomes more attainable on lower tariffs and available across more networks - we'll be there to handle the barrage of people jumping in the 'orientation specific' express! (Groan!)

Alex

Alex is co-founder of Engage. With an awarded background in design and development he now concentrates the majority of his time on moulding the future picture of Engage's development, paying particular attention to the intricate balance of culture, growth and doughnut comsumption.

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