In Europe or North America we have had Internet at home since the late 90s and the early 2000s. But although we had it (and were already addicted to a few websites), it hasn’t been until the arrival of mobile devices that the Internet has really become an integral part of our lives. Mobile connections allow us to play games, buy airplane tickets, talk to friends, find our way to any place, consult the Wikipedia and read anything from books to blogs while we wait for the bus. If you think about it, social media wouldn’t be anything without the possibility to share pictures and statuses from wherever you are and whenever you feel like it.
This trend is going to keep growing. In the infographic below, internetserviceproviders.org estimates that next year mobile browsing will overtake desktop browsing. It’s a huge milestone that is going to have huge consequences in the tech industry -and in any industry. Because no matter what your business is, you need to go mobile. If all those engaged followers on your Facebook page are using their phones when they click on the link you share… don’t you want your website to look good? At 3VL we don’t even ask about it anymore, and we just make all of our designs responsive to ensure the final result is works great in any screen size.
So get ready for the next billion Internet users.