Mobify launches tablet optomisation tool for websites

Gigaom

Tablets are finding their way into more homes, and they’re proving to be quite the ecommerce tool, helping boost sales for many retailers better than desktop and smartphones in some cases. But many big sites aren’t optimized for tablets; instead, relying on native tablet apps or just the regular desktop site.

Mobify, a Vancouver, Canada-based startup, is betting that companies are prepared to optimize their websites for tablet use in much the same way many have modified their sites to be consumed on smartphones. The company, which already helps optimize 20,000 websites for mobile phone usage, is releasing a tablet-optimization product that makes it easy for a site to convert to a more tablet-friendly design. Mobify joins other HTML5 publishing solutions like OnSwipe and Pressly that are helping websites optimize for tablets.

The Mobify tablet product simplifies the layout, reduces load times, optimizes text and introduces a gesture-based UI. Sites…

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