The days of surfing the web from a home computer are numbered. Today, most consumers surf the net with the help of a smartphone or other handheld device. That’s why companies hoping to gain new clients should build phone-friendly websites. The problem, of course, is that building this type of site is expensive, and not always easy to do.
Now, an app called DudaMobile is making converting a regular website into a smartphone-friendly site simple. So simple, in fact, that you don’t have to know a thing about coding or how to build a website in order to use DudaMobile. All you have to do is sign up for the DudaMobile service, and you’ll be on your way to catching all those clients who rely on their smartphones.
Setting Up Your DudaMobile Account
Once you’ve entered your site URL into the DudaMobile conversion search bar, the site will work on converting your current website into a mobile-friendly site. Within moments, your mobile-friendly site will pop up (you’ll be able to see how your site will look on a smartphone by looking at the handy diagram).
After your site has been converted, you can choose from a number of colorful template designs (previews available). You can then tweak the site design that you’ve chosen to your heart’s content. DudaMobile will ask you whether or not you want to share your site through social networks (adds Twitter and Facebook buttons to your mobile site page), and then you can publish your site (DudaMobile recommends testing your site on your smartphone before creating the site.
The great thing about DudaMobile is that it’s compatible with all smartphones (so the site says). It is also possible to use the DudaMobile setup with a WordPress blog. Any site really does work with this tool, and setting up a mobile site only takes a few moments. Once your site has been set up, you can view it by using your smartphone.
I also like the fact that DudaMobile makes it simple to view the progress of a newly mobile-friendly site all the way through. From start to finish, you can see how your site will look. You can even preview templates and other site tweaks. This makes the DudaMobile platform friendly for all kinds of users.
Simplicities and Drawbacks
After going through the set-up process, you will be asked to redirect mobile users to your new DudaMobile account. You can do this by insert a line of code that DudaMobile provides (directions provided). The drawback to sending mobile users to your website is that they will be redirected to a DudaMobile site address. To set up a personalized address, you will have to upgrade to the Premium membership ($9 per month).
DudaMobile also adds various ads to your new mobile site. To get rid of these ads you have to, you guessed it, upgrade. Aside from these two drawbacks, DudaMobile is a worthwhile tool that you may want to use if your current site is not mobile-friendly. Some sites that aren’t set up to appear mobile-friendly can be easily read with a smartphone anyway, so I suggest that you test out your site before signing up for DudaMobile