Today, we bring a review of DudaMobile, a mobile converter developed by Duda. This easy-to-use web service converts regular desktop websites into feature-rich, tap-friendly mobile sites right before your eyes!
Please note: Duda offers two products: DudaOne and DudaMobile. While DudaMobile is a converting software that works with existing websites/Facebook pages, DudaOne is a responsive website builder that creates new, mobile-friendly websites.
DudaMobile targets website owners who still have no mobile versions of their site. So, if you feel that your desktop website needs a little brother, and you’re not ready to rebuild your current site in order to make it responsive, join me testing DudaMobile, probably the easiest mobile website builder.
#1 Ease of Use
Unlike other website builders, DudaMobile isn’t about designing and publishing a completely new site from scratch, it’s about making your existing website optimized for mobile browsing.
The entire process is ridiculously simple: all you need is to enter your website URL and click the button. In mere seconds you’ll get access to the editor where you can start changing layouts, headers, page icons etc. The interface is very intuitive and requires no technical knowledge at all.
#2 Feature Set and Flexibility
DudaMobile is packed with features, both mobile-specific and standard. Even if you don’t a have a desktop website, you can get a mobile site with Duda – just enter your Facebook page URL, and it will pull its content to your new mobile site. During editing, additional content can be imported from other sources.
Other features include:
- Mobile-specific features: click-to-call and click-to-text; Google Maps integration that provides step-by-step directions to your brick-and-mortar location; multi-location for businesses across a region; click-to-email.
- Online scheduling.
- Mobile coupons.
- Mobile tracking – DudaMobile has its own tracking application.
DudaMobile uses your current website design to create a unique mobile experience that will match the overall style of your web presence. When the automatic version of your mobile site is generated, you can edit it using the drag-and-drop editor; add additional content; hide elements and change navigation – all without affecting your desktop website.
The DudaMobile editor provides full access to the source code for increased flexibility and control.
#4 Customer Support
DudaMobile offers a self-help center covering various topics, from ‘Do I need a mobile website?’ to ‘How to customize background’. If you can’t find the answer within their Help Center, you can contact their support via the editor.
DudaMobile constantly hosts helpful webinars which are then posted along with dozens of support videos.
#5 Pricing Policy
The free version of the platform provides users with enough features to customize and publish a good-looking mobile website. Free sites are ad-supported: there’s a tiny DudaMobile advert at the top and in the footer of each page. Besides, you won’t be able to use a custom domain for your site (it will look like this: mobile.dudamobile.com/site/mysitename).
To unlock the full potential of DudaMobile you have to upgrade your account. You can either purchase a subscription ($7.20/mo – annual plan; $9.99/mo – monthly plan) or go with the ‘Site for life’ option – pay once $159 to own your site forever. No recurring charges, and your site will never be downgraded.
The editor is a bit slow. Also, the whole idea of creating separate mobile versions for desktop sites is becoming obsolete. Site owners tend to go the responsive way (build a single website that fits all screens).
DudaMobile Review: Conclusion
DudaMobile is an easy-to-use mobile converter. It helps site owners build mobile versions of their normal sites without affecting their design. I’d be happy to learn about your experience with this web service – just drop a comment below this post.