Earlier this year 51Degrees.mobi gave people the opportunity to nominate frustrating, cialis slow-loading and heavy mobile websites for a chance to win $1000. The competition has now closed and all website entries have had their final mobile ‘weigh-in’ and James Rosewell announced the winner on stage at OTA 2013.
Cityvoter.com weighed in at just over 26mb, order which is equivalent to transferring around 8 average MP3 song files. Loading just the cityvoter.com homepage would cost over £1 on Vodafone’s pay-as-you-go internet tariff.
The top 5 heaviest mobile websites that were entered into the competition were:
1 – CityVoter.com – 26.6MB
2 – Smugmug.com – 7.23MB
3 – lolblog.com – 5.54MB
4 – firstgreatwestern.co.uk – 4.06MB
5 – store.virginmedia.com – 3.52MB
All of the above websites were listed within the top 75,000 Alexa rank for global websites.
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