Wearable Devices to Expand the Responsive Web
A recent report from Gartner said that by 2016 wearable “smart” devices would be a $10 billion dollar industry.
The industry includes a wide range of devices such as athletic shoes for fitness tracking such as the FitBit Ultra or Nike+, the much anticipated Google Glass for hands-free communications and data access or even gadgets such as the Sony SmartWatch or Pebble to allow you to quickly access email, social media and much more.
As the industry grows people will become more and more accustomed to being continually connected and having rapid access to the data they need.
At the same time it has been predicted that the responsive web will continue to rise.
More and more people are using mobile devices to access the internet and companies now have to create different versions of their sites which are optimised for different devices.
However, responsive web removes the need to create individual websites. It optimised a number of views from a single source. Already WordPress has some responsive native themes and a number of websites utilise them.
It won’t be long before responsive websites will have to adapt to more than just smartphones and tablets, as wearable “smart” devices become more popular, users will expect to be able to access their information on a huge array of interfaces.