Mobile app vs. mobile website?
We are starting to think about making mosaicHUB more mobile friendly. I think a mobile app would be great, but curious what folks think would be better, a mobile app or a mobile website. We probably cannot do both right now.
I would suggest you focus on building a progressive web app or PWA.
It is the right solution if you try to keep up to date.
With simple words, PWA is an app that runs like a website. Its main benefit is that it has native mobile device characteristics, however, a final user doesn’t have to visit an app store to purchase and download an app. It means you can have access to PWA’s via search engines.
Thus, PWA is an advanced combination of both mobile app and mobile website.
Here are some more positive sides of PWA:
- Offline mode. Your web app would easily perform without Internet connection;
- Linkable. You can share your PWA using plain links;
- Responsive. It will fit any devices with different screen sizes.
I may predict that soon such a tendency will turn into a widely-used technology.
Discover all the advantages of progressive web app development in this article.
If you can't do both right now, then I recommend you pay attention to Progressive Web Applications.
What are PWAs and do they really benefit your project?
Progressive Web Apps are web applications that load like usual websites. What is more important they suggest such user options as working offline, push notifications and device hardware access. As a rule, these features are available only to native mobile apps, but at the moment the PWA approach can boast these as well, as they have the nature of both web and mobile apps and took in the best of both of them.
You may be wondering what the advantages for business are. They are as follows:
1. Businessmen have to spend relatively low development costs.
2. With smooth installation, users need less time that leads to user experience and conversions as a result.
3. Push notifications help business owners reach the target audience thus increasing conversions.
If you are not convinced, just look through the well-known brands that have already implemented the approach: Twitter, The Washington Post, Lancome, AliExpress, and many others.
If you have any questions, jump to the article to find more information: https://www.codica.com/blog/what-are-pwas-and-their-benefits/
Would be glad to answer your questions.
I must say mobile app development, as it is observed in the recent survey 60% of mobile users interact with multiple interfaces by using apps. Plus mobile apps become favorite of every successful business as people mostly like that user-friendly app that helps them.
It depends, some website works properly on mobile browser but I'd go prefer to use a mobile app as it is relatively a lot easier to navigate, check out and search.
I would prefer a mobile app. We all know the mobile app users increasing very fast, so having a mobile app will be great for your business.
I prefer mobile apps. i just opened a new one by mobile gif maker and going to make my first gifs. I think that mobile technologies are much more popular today.
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Well, that's some sort of diplomatic question but I am sure that this time I will go forward with the Mobile app and if you ask why it's just because mobile application are way more easier to use rather than getting yourself trying to log into the mobile website I think people are much more interested in using mobile application rather than opening the browser putting the ....... then feeding it the login details. I mean no one has that much time to put on. So going forward with the mobile application worth...
I prefer mobile websites, but many are telling me that I need to go to the App. Maybe, but you may have a harder sell when you tell the Client that the App is not branded in their business. But, GroupOn has done well with its brand as the chief know quantity.
Mobile app -> it is an application for mobile. If you want to sell a product to the end user, I will recommend you to go with M-Commerce app solutions.
Mobile website-> It is a specially optimized websites for mobile phones. It is not that convenient for users to buy and sell through mobile websites. But it is an absolute necessity these days.
So for online transactions, I would prefer Mobile apps. You can get them from Agriya. They develop both mobile apps and mobile websites.
The ultimate goal is to have a mobile app. But your starting point should be a mobile phone friendly, responsive, user friendly website that makes your mobile app all the more irresistible.
Forgetting the logistics or feasibility for MosaicHub, as a consumer, I prefer an app to a wrapper or an m-site. That said,something is better than nothing.
As long as mobile remains a relatively new frontier, the “app vs web” question will remain a very real consideration for organizations seeking to establish a mobile presence. If your mobile goals are primarily marketing-driven, or if your aim is to deliver content and establish a broad mobile presence that can be easily shared between users and found on search engines, then the a mobile website is the logical choice. On the other hand, if your goal is interactive engagement with users, or to provide an application that needs to work more like a computer program than a website, then an app is probably going to be required.
At my company Rapidsoft Systems, we have developed over 150+ mobile applications and 100+ mobile compatible Web Sites for our clients. The decision between the app and web is often very clear in every instance.
Here is what we advise our clients - Develop a mobile app if you have to deliver a functionality that a mobile web cannot deliver. Repackaging your mobile site as a mobile app is useless idea if a user can get the same information by just opening the site via mobile browser. HTML5 can create sites where user experience is tailored to each mobile device and its browser.
If you want to have the app then deliver something unique and more interesting - Like push messages, alerts, gaming experience, more dynamic user experience etc. This way you can have both a mobile compatible website as well as Mobile app.
I would say go for both and get the best of the two worlds.
An app is not nessasary but if you get it in the apple or android stores you can pick up alot of interest and people can read it on the train etc.
If you have offline contents, mobile app is a way to go. Mobile sites will have maximum reach, and can be wrapped within your app.
Mary Alice....both platforms have their place in business. There is one major advantage mobile web sites have over apps. and that is in the cost to develop. I am a partner in a startup company, called Capture Local, LLC and we have built an easy to use mobile web platform for small to medium sized businesses. While it is a template it can be customized for the individual business for a very low cost. Please visit our web site at www.capturelocal.net to learn more and let me know if I can answer any of your questions.
For a site such as mosaicHUB I would suggest a simple mobile website for the fact that in 2013 more people will be connecting to the internet via mobile devices compared to desktop devices (Microsoft Tag - Pretty much this is saying that eventually everyone will need a mobile website if they want to stay present).
For search purposes & with internet users that are not familiar with mosaciHUB, a mobile website would be great to get them informed as to why mosaicHUB is a great community for them. From there...lead them to the mobile app if they want to become a member of the community.
With that said, since this website is very community-based, I would highly recommend a mobile app. Do your research, you may be surprised at how cost effective getting a mobile website can be especially if you find a consultant that will help you integrate both.