Trends on Tuesday: The Hottest DigitalGov Mobile Articles in 2014
QR codes, apps about whales, bullying and railroad crossings, challenges of responsive Web design and mobilizing charts and tables were the things you were most interested in this year.
We publish mobile trends every Tuesday and feature a government mobile app every Thursday on the mobile channel of DigitalGov. In addition, we do recaps of MobileGov Community of Practice events and other community articles in between. This year we published 281 articles.
You were very interested in hearing about practices from others in the community. You most wanted to
- know about challenges around implementing Responsive Web Design and
- learning eights ways to format mobile tables and charts
- then leveraging code for mobilizing tables and charts.
When it came to trends, you were most interested in the
- increasing diversity of device sizes, popularly known as phablets,
- meeting mobile power users, and
- discussing whether or not QR codes are still relevant (no joke!).
For mobile products, you were very interested in native apps—specifically ones that
- help catch child predators,
- locate railroad crossings,
- save whales on the west coast and
- stop bullying (nice people that you are!).
This data suggests agency efforts are focused on responsive Web design and you are looking at ways you can enhance your agency’s efforts (e.g., how do we mobilize tables and charts?). However, the popularity of the QR code and the changing mobile user habits articles, as well as the popularity of native apps, infers that you’re looking at ways you can leverage mobile device functionalities to bring more innovative customer experiences.
What other mobile topics do you want to read about in the DigitalGov Mobile channel in 2015?