A new service has just been rolled out by DudaMobile that consists of a self-serve platform providing existing website owners with the ability to create a mobile version of their site simply by typing in its URL.
This platform is mostly targeted towards small business owners who lack the Web development skills, or funds, that would allow them to create a mobile-friendly version of their current site. Of course, the service is free and open to anyone.
The two biggest and most convenient features that DudaMobile provides are one-click website conversion and automatic syncing between the main and mobile sites. Some of the other exciting highlights include mobile-friendly features like a click-to-call widget, a maps and directions widget, an SMS widget for texting business information, mobile analytics and, in time, Google AdWords support.
While there are already many free mobile website builders available, DudaMobile sets itself apart from the pack by offering automatic syncing between content from a desktop website to the mobile version in real-time as the changes are made. This is especially advantageous for those website owners with no background in mobile Web development, as they can simply make changes to their regular site as they normally would without having to worry about making sure it gets done on the mobile site, as well.
DudaMobile is currently hosting over 175,000 sites on this platform, with about 35 percent of them being small businesses, and some estimates say that users are creating 25,000 new mobile sites a day. However, many of these sites were forged prior to this new self-service platform.
The mobile sites that come from this new service work on all smartphones (including iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows phones), supports WordPress sites and offers dozens of design templates. Those who are more familiar with CSS and HTML will even have the option to further customize their sites.
According to DudaMobile, users are seeing up to 40 percent conversion rates on the mobile sites' click-to-call widgets. In fact, in some special categories like taxis or restaurants, the number gets as high as 50 percent.
The free service offers 10 pages, five hundred MB of bandwidth and is ad-supported. Professional sites are $9 a month, offer unlimited pages and bandwidth, a mobile URL, and are ad-free. Unfortunately, only the professional sites allow for use of the aforementioned widgets, but both the free and paid services offer analytics.