I'm planning out our product strategy over the next several months (we
provide a social networking web app to connect high school athletes to
college coaches) and we anticipate providing usable access to our site &
features via handheld devices. This is future-planning, as we haven't
spec'd out the work or design yet, but I'm trying to look ahead.
My question is, if we anticipate at least SOME part of the mobile version
will deliver highlight videos, and others will likely be RSS-style text
alerts (who's new, who matches my saved alert, etc), which devices should we
target for testing, in order to capture a pretty significant user base. Our
primary personas fall in these categories: high school athletes & their
fans (generally teenagers - approx 14-19), what I call "advocate fans"
(parents & close friends helping the athlete get recruited), high school &
college coaches (we're researching now, but estimating their ages fall in
the 25-50 range).
We're doing all of our UCD, architecture & development in-house, so I'm just
assuming we'll need a few such devices for our user & compatibility testing.
I would also really like an iPhone, but that's beside the point - if we can
do this without purchasing one I'd be find with that =].
I checked the archives and did a brief Google search, but haven't found
anything on the subject.thoughts?