While we’re closing to get our iPad shotworker stable enough for public release, it looks like we’ve stumbled onto something that might come as a surprise. We launched our test on our own current landing page (which will get a new dressing very shortly) and found that iPad renders it very differently!
We haven’t gone into fixing it since we’re in process of redoing our landing page anyway, but it is important to note two things:
- iPad along with other mobile devices will be the dominant way of how people will consume the web in 2015. (based on the estimation by Morgan Stanley research).
- The conversion rates (or how likely the users are to click “buy” button) are double on tablets (like iPad) than on computers. (see also a white paper that touches this subject)
In web testing, tablets tend to be the underdogs, for now. However, it is the fastest growing segment of the browser market. Unfortunately, it’s the hardest to test on, because Apple has not been the easiest platform to push to the cloud. And most web developers don’t have piles of tablets lying around their desk. So, most developers don’t do it (including ours!).
Microsoft with IE has been notorious for rendering things differently from the competition. Now it seems that Apple is following in their footsteps.
Hopefully by the end of this week, you can enjoy the web rendered on the official iOS simulator also on www.browserbite.com!