Lifetime’s Online Store Goes Mobile

BuyLifetime.com Mobile

BuyLifetime.com Mobile

BuyLifetime.com, Lifetime's Official Online Store, has been doing business for many years, letting customers (like you!) buy direct for the manufacturer.

Over the years as technology has changed, our product catalog has gotten larger, and even more information has been added about our products — all to help you find the information that you want before making a purchase — we even have product videos online for you.

We've built the site with standards in mind, which has let our site work on a wide variety of web browsers and operating systems. And then everything changed!!

People started getting cell phones with the Internet on them!

Luckily for us, these devices generally came with up-to-date web browsers (the Apple iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad; and phones powered by Android). Our site looked pretty good on these devices, and you could even buy something right there from your phone.

The bad news? Our site wasn't designed to take advantage of the smaller screens these devices feature. Nor was it very "finger-friendly"... until now!

Building a website for mobile devices isn't as easy as it sounds. We didn't want to replace the current site, or make it act any differently when viewed on a desktop or laptop computer. What's more, we wanted to maintain the back-end software that runs the catalog and shopping cart.

Now, when you visit our site with a mobile device you'll see the mobile version of the site, optimized to fit on your screen. When you visit from your computer you'll see the site the way you always have. What's even cooler, all the same products are visible on both sites, and your username and password are the same regardless of which one you use.

Buying direct from Lifetime Products has never been easier. Grab your iPhone or Android, head on over to www.BuyLifetime.com and see for yourself!

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Joe

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Name: Joe

Position at Lifetime Products: Web Developer. What does that mean? I work with the rest of the web team to put great designs into industry standard HTML5, CSS3, ASP.NET MVC, and use other techno-jargon stuff to help our customers find what they're looking for, learn about our products, and have a fun time doing it.

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How long at Lifetime Products: Since November 2005

Background: You’ve always wanted to know who on earth Joe is, and even if you haven't we're going to tell you anyway! He was born in Weber County, Utah, USA. He is a descendant of Paiute (Native American) heritage and is a member of the Kanosh (Utah) Band. He is a member of various community, church, and civic organizations, and is actively involved with local, state, and national government. He is concerned with customer service and is striving to educate businesses concerning proper “consumer etiquette”. Joe is a Thawte Web of Trust Notary and is involved with seamless Digital Signatures utilizing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and similar technologies. He is a husband and father. He rides his recumbent bicycle to work every day. He enjoys gardening, houseplants, mobile computing, camping, authoring web sites, working in the yard, and spending time with his family. How does he do it all? We really don’t have the foggiest. Some have suspected he’s discovered the secrets of cold fusion, while others think he may be an android. We may never know for certain.

My favorite Lifetime Products: Lifetime Yard cart, outdoor sheds, camp tables, and picnic tables

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Comments

Mike Pruett

10/12/2010 8:02:45 AM

The link to trailers in online store is broken. Getting "404 not found" error when clicking on the hyper link.

Reply

Jan

10/18/2010 3:39:10 PM

Thanks for letting us know, Mike.  We'll get it fixed ASAP!

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