Cloud Four, specialists in mobile development, have set up a research project aimed at finding out more about the capabilities of mobile devices to determine the performance implications of building web sites for the wide variety of devices available. Inspired by desktop browser research, such as that carried out by Yahoo!'s Exceptional Performance Team, they're particularly interested in finding out the following information:
- What is the number of concurrent http connections that the mobile browser supports both per domain and overall?
- Does the mobile browser support gzip or other methods for reducing the size of pages?
- Does the mobile browser support caching if you set the Expires header far into the future?
They plan to publish the information under a creative commons license to allow mobile web developers to benefit from their findings.