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The Mobile Commerce Opportunity

Mobile commerce is growing fast — the team at the Morgan Stanley investment bank believe strongly enough to conduct high-level business that they built an exclusive iPad app [more…]

Compare Mobile Commerce Solutions

When adding shopping carts and other e-commerce services to your mobile site, you can choose from many options. Many familiar brands, such as PayPal and Google, have made major efforts to migrate their [more…]

Follow Mobile Design Do's and Don'ts

What makes mobile commerce so exciting is that the mobile web puts your store in your customers’ pockets wherever they go, in their iPhone or iPad.

Before you get too excited by visions of ’round-the-clock [more…]

Make CSS 3 Work in More Web Browsers

If you want to use HTML5 and CSS 3 in the design of your website, you should know that both HTML5 and CSS 3 are still under development. The CSS specification has not yet been approved by the W3C, but [more…]

Link to Downloadable Audio Files

Providing a link so that visitors to your mobile site can download an audio file is the simplest option, especially compared to streaming audio. It's best to link to audio files rather than using the [more…]

Mobile Commerce: Identify Target Customers for Your Online Store

In mobile commerce, identifying target customers is one of the most valuable tasks to complete before creating your website store. Target customers are those most likely to spend money on your products [more…]

How to Add a Shopping Cart with Dreamweaver

If you sell your merchandise through a static website, insert the shopping cart button(s) by using whatever tool you used to construct the site. The example here uses Dreamweaver, the industry-standard [more…]

Compare Mobile Website Testing Solutions

The most important principle to understand when testing your website for the iPhone and iPad can be summed up in one well-worn aphorism: “In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice — [more…]

Test Your Site with the iPhone and iPad

One huge advantage of focusing on the iPad/iPhone as you design a website is that you can relatively easily test your designs. Even if you have only the desktop version of Safari [more…]

Enhance Safari’s Testing Features with Extensions

When testing your newly designed mobile-commerce website, sometimes it’s easier to work with what you have. If you already have Safari or Chrome installed on your computer, you're in luck. They render [more…]

Your Mobile Commerce Site: Work Behind the Scenes

Broadly speaking, the back end of your mobile commerce site includes all the things that your customers don’t see. Think of this as your stockroom where you store all your stuff on shelves, next to filing [more…]

Secure Transactions with Your Mobile Customers

Security is one of the biggest hurdles that mobile commerce has to clear. Your customers watch TV ads about having their identities and credit card numbers stolen [more…]

Mobile Commerce: Calculate Taxes, Shipping, and Handling

After your mobile customers buy your goods on your site from their iPhone or iPad, the back end of your system needs some way of getting that merchandise to them. Whether you offer digital downloads, package [more…]

Use Amazon Payments for Your Mobile Commerce Site

Amazon's powerful and flexible payment engine allows users who are already familiar with, and trust, the Amazon brand to purchase goods from your website by using their Amazon customer ID. The advantage [more…]

Use PayPal for Your Mobile Commerce Site

PayPal is highly customizable and offers a wide range of services, broad international e-commerce support, and everything from simple one-click buttons to high-end transaction services that you can integrate [more…]

Use Google Checkout for Your Mobile Commerce Site

Google has spent enormous amounts of time and money developing a whole host of other products and services to go along with its core business of being the top search engine on the planet. Google has a [more…]

Check Out Mobile Commerce Payment Solutions

Most mobile sites are best served by the latest online m-commerce tools, which combine the flexibility of displaying merchandise on your own site with offloading the heavy-duty banking and money-transfer [more…]

Use CardinalCommerce for Your Mobile Commerce Site

CardinalCommerce, shown in the figure, has partnered with Sprint to provide the back-end payment solution for the new Sprint Mobile Wallet. Although CardinalCommerce formerly specialized in handling large [more…]

Use Boku and AT&T for Your Mobile Commerce Site

Not to be outdone, days after Sprint announced its partnership with CardinalCommerce, AT&T announced that it would team up with startup company Boku to provide mobile payments. [more…]

Link Your Website to the jQuery Library

If you use Galleria to build a photo portfolio for your website to display on the iPad and iPhone, you will need to link to the jQuery library on Google’s content delivery network [more…]

How to Use Developer Tools in Safari on iOS

Enabling the Debug Console in Safari on iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad allows you to see HTML, CSS, and JavaScript errors directly in the device. This is the most reliable way to ensure that you have no surprise [more…]

How to Activate User Agent Switcher in Safari

When you’re testing a website intended for the iPhone and iPad on a desktop computer, if the device detection script on a server recognizes that you’re using a browser on a computer, it doesn’t show you [more…]

How to Install Safari Testing Extensions

Safari or Chrome installed on your computer will help you test your website meant for the iPhone and iPad. They render mobile sites similarly to how they would be rendered on an iOS device, and they have [more…]

Test Mobile Sites with the Chrome Web Browser

To test your iPhone or iPad website in the Chrome web browser, you can launch the developer tools by clicking the Wrench icon in the top right corner of the browser window and choosing Tools →Developer [more…]

Test Your Mobile Site with DeviceAnywhere

A great option for testing mobile designs on a wide variety of devices using a desktop computer, DeviceAnywhere lets you access more than 1,500 handsets and test them as they would perform on carriers [more…]

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