An HTC Desire HD running Opera Mobile 12.1 and displaying //, we are pleased to announce the launch of the new mobile version of our website!

Now when you visit on your smartphone or similar mobile device, the content will be “tailored” to give you a better viewing experience on a smaller screen.

Less than 4% of visitors to our site in the last three months did so using their smartphones, but this is still a 1% increase on the previous three month period, and we expect this trend to continue to grow as more and more smartphones are released, and the lines between laptops, tablets, and mobile phones become ever more blurred!

For the best viewing experience of our site on your smartphone, make sure you have an up-to-date mobile browser installed on your smartphone – We recommend Opera Mobile or Firefox Mobile which are regularly updated, and both capable of using the latest web technologies/standards.

So, what about our MIDAS room scheduling software itself? Whilst this is supported on all of the 5 major browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari), and so you can use it on your smartphone with a compatible browser, we have been – and continue to work – on making our app more “mobile friendly”. For example, when we released MIDAS v4 a couple of months ago, this featured a new visual “theme” with larger icons and buttons, making it easier to use on touch-enabled devices.

Over the coming months we’ll be making further improvements to MIDAS for users of smartphones, tablets, and other touch-enabled devices… so watch this space!