Nowadays more than 50% of our visitors are using mobile devices, like mobile phones and tablets. That percentage will only grow in near future.
When you are not at home and cannot use Wi-Fi, Internet connections are often rather slow and using data is quite expensive. For that reason we have made a lot of changes in our website last year. Visiting our website nowadays takes way less data than a year ago.
We won't bother you with a lot of technical details about that, but a nice example are the YouTube players on our website. In the past, for every video a complete YouTube player was downloaded by your PC / mobile device from YouTube. These players are now replaced with a picture of the video. Only when you click on that picture, the player will be downloaded from YouTube and the video will start to play.
This week we added a link to listen to TalentCast with your mobile device for when you are not at home and cannot use Wi-Fi. It's the button with the picture of a mobile phone in the right top corner. When you click on that button, most mobile devices will start to play directly. If not, you can try one of the free Stitcher apps
. One of the nice advantages of the app is that it will inform you when a new edition/episode is available.
Using the button for mobile devices to listen to TalentCast uses 4 times less data than listening to our podcast in low sound quality (128 kbps) and even 8 times less than listening to our podcast in high sound quality (256 kbps). Listening this way to a complete edition of TalentCast, takes most of the times less than 15 MB! From now on our flash players show how much data you will use when you listen to the complete podcast.
All our previous podcasts are also available for your mobile device. You will find them in our archive
Our podcast was already since the start of TalentCast available in the iTunes directory. Since this week our podcast is also available in the directories of Windows Phone and BlackBerry.
We (still) don't use mobile devices ourselves, so your experiences are very welc