Software development like any other project is greatly affected by the relationship between the Software developers and the client. Be it Mobile app, Desktop software, web application or a 5 liner simple script that a software developer have to write for a client, at the end of the day are the final products that are given to the client. However, to get there the developer goes through some rabbit holes that the client is usually not aware of. We all understand and are always thirsty for some transparency from our government, leaders and our politicians. Go figure ! But what has transparency go to do with Software development, between software development companies / freelance software developer and clients?
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.