Mobile Platform Not As Important As Standard Browser

After our tiny small poll regarding the mobile platform, it seems forums and mobiles are still not deeply linked now. Most community managers care and think their forums should be connected and usable with mobiles, but do not consider it as the main platform to target.

Historically, we can actually notice that forum software were always a case apart in Internet evolution: they were the first masterpiece of what we call now the participatory and collaborative Internet (aka Web 2.Innocent, long time before any guest was able to comment a news, an article on any website. You can think for example about the huge count of news site that propose their members to discuss about an article right into a connected (and automatically created) topic in their site forum.

However, at the opposite, it took long before social networks were deeply integrated into our forum topics and threads... And actually, when we are talking about integration, it's more a classical Addthis toolbar you will see giving a simple way for users to share a given topics. The next revolution of a single and merged identity on Internet is probably the next big step our forum software will have to pass (several of them already did it: IP.Board, Xenforo,...), so maybe the mobile revolution will raise after this one.

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sometimes that is not

sometimes that is not important and we ignore will become very important and meaningful.


There are two ways of looking

There are two ways of looking at it. What is needed and what can be made as needed. There are some markets and there are some which can be made. Mobiles have become an integral part of life and in some of the countries like Japan, internet browsing on mobiles have greatly matured and in some of the countries it's mid-way and others, it is picking up. And if internet and mobiles can't be taken apart then anything on internet can't be taken apart from mobiles.

NeerjaSoftwares's picture

It usually depends on our

It usually depends on our need and nothing else.

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