A Synergic Approach to Web Usability for Smartphones

  • Lobo D
  • Kaskaloglu K
  • Fox H
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Abstract

The mobile phones that we have been carrying with us all the time started becoming increasingly sophisticated and, consequently, the term smartphone surfaced. Smartphones today are extremely powerful and, in addition to making phone calls, are capable of performing a variety of other functions. One very important function is the ability to access the Internet. Users of these smartphones regularly conduct online banking transactions, partake in e-commerce activities, browse through informative web portals, take advantage of gaming and other leisure sites, etc. An obstacle that these users face is that access to the Internet is through a tiny interface; this is in sharp contrast to a large, flat-screen monitor that would be available on a desktop computer. Unfortunately, many websites are neither designed for nor suitable to be accessed from these small devices. With relatively little effort, however, the developers of the websites can make the web interfaces more suitable for smartphones and hence accessible to a much larger audience. In this paper, we focus on web usability, a term essentially concerned with the ease of accessing and entering information on websites. We compile and synergize several different guidelines with the intent of increasing the web usability of smartphones.

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  • mobile devices
  • smartphones
  • web usability

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Authors

  • Desmond Lobo

  • Kerem Kaskaloglu

  • Hugh Fox

  • Mt Srisangkhajorn

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