While doing some research for an article today I stumbled upon a study made by KPCB regarding Internet trends for 2011. Below is a graph from the study depicting the percentage of traffic generated from mobile devices for some of the leading service providers Facebook, Twitter and Pandora respectively.
These numbers are actually staggering. In only 3 years one third of the traffic to Facebook have shifted from computers to mobile devices. Mobile search has grown four times in past years. The estimate is that 152 million Android mobiles have been shipped in the second quarter of 2010.
There is no doubt that this will completely change the way we look at online services and how we use them in the near future.
Of course, as a platform developer we ask ourselves how can a game developer most efficiently provide content on such a fragmented market? Choosing the right client technology has never seemed more important than now.