How Wearable Technology Will Change Web Development

With the Samsung and Apple watches gaining momentum in the consumer market, wearable technology is becoming a hot commodity for consumers. With most websites optimized for the mobile viewing experience, the wearable technology territory has been virtually untouched.

What does this mean for your websites future? outlined 4 design elements to consider when developing site design for wearable technology:

  1. Responsive Design – Many sites are already optimized for mobile devices, with the overall design adapting to fit the platform. But it may be time to consider what your site looks like on even smaller screens like the new mobile watches.
  2. Instant Information – No one likes waiting, especially active mobile users. Too much lag time and you could lose a potential customer forever. Wearable technology users will expect that information even faster, only wanting the most pertinent information. This means pinpointing the exact content the consumer wants on your website, and ridding the wearable tech version of any excess so that loading speed isn’t negatively affected.
  3. Larger Text – Readability is key. If the site’s content already requires zooming in on mobile devices, imagine the difficulty of trying to read it on wearable technology. It might be time to up the overall text size on your website to avoid the issue.
  4. Interactive Design – Dynamic website design that incorporates interactivity will appeal to the wearable technology user, even more so than the average mobile user. If they can use hands, heads or fingers to navigate the site, it will make it more appealing to consumers.

Although wearable technology isn’t at the forefront of the mobile experience yet, it is evident that majority of the products offered to consumers is headed in that direction. RealTech Services has the know how to provide you with a site that is “future-proof.” Now is the time to start optimizing your site for future use, so that there is never a lag in service for your customers.