Mob.is.it is a mobile website builder that lets users create site that are viewable on multiple mobile platforms. Users can also create and share mobile business cards using QR codes. Mob.is.it also gives users a tool that can build a fully functional prototype that doesn’t use cumbersome wireframes. Prototypes can be edited from any computer with an internet connection. Ecommerce tools are also available so users can create storefronts and sell products to mobile visitors. Mob.is.it also supplies ready-made templates that users can choose and add content to for instant mobile site creation. The content management system gives users ways to add a variety of content types, including photo galleries, maps, forms and RSS lists. The process requires no coding knowledge or design experience.
Mob.is.it was founded in September of 2011 by Silvio Porcellana. The application was intended to make it easier for users to create and manage their own mobile websites. For the most part, the application receives high marks for usability and modern design. Some users find the price a little high for a budding small business or startup company. The upside is that the user only invests a one-time fee rather than paying a subscription over time.
Mob.is.it makes it easy for anyone to create a functional mobile website with no design experience. The application helps businesses gain more exposure by tapping into mobile markets. The features included are much like many of Mob.is.it’s competitors. The application does offer integration with Google Analytics as well as a one-time fee rather than a subscription style service. The modern interface may sway some users, although others may see little difference between Mob.is.it and other mobile site design applications.
If Mob.is.it has one thing going for it, it is design. The website has a friendly, trendy appeal that begins with a dramatic color scheme. A solid black background is complemented by orange and blue elements throughout the site. The interface is user friendly and allows for easy navigation and feature access. The available templates are also visually stimulating, with a very diverse collection so the user has a variety to choose from when creating an original mobile website.
A new user can try Mob.is.it by clicking the green “Free Trial” button found along the left hand side of the homepage. The next page asks the user which plan they wish to try. After selecting the plan, the user is asked to provide an email address and password. Mob.is.it will send an activation message to the email address the user provided. Once this arrives, the user must retrieve it and enter the code in the space provided on the last part of the registration form.
Mob.is.it offers users three plans to choose from. Each requires a one-time fee rather than a monthly subscription. The first is the Small plan for $79. The Small plan includes up to five pages on the user’s mobile site, access to the basic template library, access to basic page types, no ads, maps, directions and a list of locations and contact forms. The Basic plan costs $149 and includes up to 10 pages and full access to all templates. The Pro plan costs $399 and upgrades to unlimited pages and full access to all page types.
Mob.is.it is a reliable option for users who need a functional mobile website. Users can sell products, share information or set up a virtual business card. The application makes the user’s content accessible to more internet users. The prices are a little high for businesses on tight budgets, but the user only has to pay the fee once to retain access with all features listed on the plan they choose.