I recently bought an iPhone to help out with my small business. First of all, I love the iPhone, and I can see why people rave about it. It cost me a little more, but I needed it to run credit cards and it is totally worth it. Easy to use, easy to learn to use, and it operates like a charm. My only regret is that my city has yet to become 4G so that it is not operating at top capacity.
The acquisition of this new device has given me the impetus to explore the internet with my phone, and to see what it really can do. I am learning the ins and outs of mobile apps, and how the internet looks through the eyes of a smart phone user.
Since Squidoo is a site that I am on at least once a day, I was curious as to how difficult it would be to navigate it from my iPhone. I found that in general it is not at all hard to navigate from my phone, and was pleased to see that indeed Squidoo is already upgrading the site for easier mobile accessibility.
When you go online from a smart phone, the internet pages look the same as they do on a computer, just much smaller. You can make them bigger by using your fingers in a opening motion, and then you can click on any clickable link or go to any page that you normally do. However, savvy sites are making their pages even more user friendly by having them show up larger on a smart phone, with just the critical information so that you don’t have to go through the steps of making the page bigger. The new comment page on Squidoo does just that, and it is a breeze to access it via my iPhone.
I am personally thrilled that Squidoo is thinking ahead in this way because I believe that 5 years from now, just about everyone will access the internet from a phone or similar device at least half the time.