Mobile websites are simply websites designed with mobile first strategy. The biggest difference between responsive website and a mobile website is that mobile websites are actually designed for mobile devices and of course desktop user are put into consideration. However today i don't want to talk about having responsive website vs to mobile website that, perhaps is for another day.
My issue for today is mobile websites vs Mobile apps; be it native, hybrid or cross platform mobile apps ( see types of mobile apps here ). Well I spend a considerable time of my day defining mobile app designs and writing proposals if i am not making one. Most of my conversation consists of how important is to have a mobile app and how it can help clients business. Don't get me wrong it is all true. However there are few considerations and situations why you should chose a mobile website and not a mobile app. Here are some few pointers why and when to chose a mobile websites over a mobile app.