Gomez, the Web performance division of Detroit-based Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq: CPWR), has introduced a free Cross-Device Website Compatibility test that allows organizations to see if their Web or mobile site displays correctly across mobile smart devices.
Included in the test are renderings as the site would appear on the iPhone, the iPad, BlackBerry devices and the Google Nexus One (Android). Organizations can use this information to identify web performance issues and ensure they do not result in lost revenue or brand damage.
The free test is available at www.gomez.com/cross-device-website-compatibility-test.
Gomez officials say that mobile Web use has exploded all over the globe in the last two years, and that the adoption of smartphones and faster networks has increased user expectations of the performance of mobile Web sites — to the point where users expect mobile Web sites to perform in much the same way as traditional Web applications on the computer. In fact, a recent Gomez study of more than 1,000 mobile Internet users in the United States found that 58 percent of them expect Web sites to load as quickly on their mobile phone as they do on their desktops.
“It’s very challenging for organizations to ensure their Web applications work properly on all of the smart devices in today’s market,” said Eric Schurr, senior vice president of marketing at Gomez. “Most companies don’t have the time or resources to maintain a test lab for all of these devices. The free Gomez Cross-Device Web Site Compatibility test is a no-cost way for companies to identify device compatibility issues for their customers using an iPad, iPhone, Nexus One or BlackBerry.”
For a sample of a compatibility test result that illustrates the need to optimize performance and deliver the appropriate content across all the devices customers use, visit http://bit.ly/bMx9Cs.
Gomez offers several free instant performance tests to help organizations learn how their web and mobile sites perform across browsers, locations, and in comparison to competitors.
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