Mobile web made easy


Mobile web made easy

Tash Shifrin

Volantis has developed server software that converts website content in real time into a format that can be read on mobile devices.

Volantis Transcoder converts websites designed to be accessed from a PC into a mobile format for more than 1,700 models of mobile device. The site is optimised for each device, Volantis said.

Without transcoding, most websites either fail to display or are difficult to use on mobile devices. Challenges encountered when attempting to make a site function on a mobile device include unsupported markup languages, layouts that are optimised for PCs, and large file sizes. Even when sites can be viewed on a device,  page loading can be slow and navigation difficult.

Volantis said the Transcoder resizes web pages for smaller screens and reduces image sizes to cut download time. It also removes any information not supported on the mobile device. 


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