March 2013 Email Client Market Share
According to a recent study by litmus, the iPhone reigns supreme with a 23% market share. Add the iPad with 11% and Android with 8% and that means at least 42% of opens are occurring on mobile devices. That’s an astonishing 330% increase over the past two years! Further proof you really need to consider how recipients interact with your email. Where interaction has historically been done with the click of a mouse, more often it’s now being done with the touch of a finger. More white space, larger text, bigger buttons and responsive design should be considered when designing an email. For more insight on responsive design check my previous blog post on repositioning elements of a layout.
Here are the numbers: