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.
I have clients that spent their last year’s festive season with me – well almost - because they were calling me and texting me to get their mobile apps out before January ; their website done and/or getting their software ready for the staff by January 14th. It is hectic to spend the long nights at the office while people are getting ready for fun. Quite frankly I don’t mind it as long as I get to create that pride and earn myself a reason to celebrate.
Just before I start writing this blog I pulled a list of the development projects we did last year during this time up to December 20th. . I went to the websites, ecommerce web portals, desktop applications and mobile apps; and check them one by one.
It got me thinking these clients of ours they probably could have used the money for a nice holiday somewhere and enjoyed themselves. They would have nice photos and good memories but that is about it.
Don’t get me wrong after a hectic year of up and down, one needs to rewind and it is very important, it’s not like you are wasting your money however with the current economic situations and the need to catch up with technology one also needs to guarantee the future of his/her business.
So dear reader here is my 3 things i think is worth setting a budget before you go to your holiday to secure future of your business.
One client said to me “Look this is an idea I have been caring for very long time and I am going to use the money for my extended holiday so don’t mess it up …”.
It is true there is that idea that you want to implement and every time you see someone with similar idea you kick yourself and punch your face. You even talk about it to your friends how you have everything figured out but never get to do it. Believe me I have fair share of my own in that regard. You only realize how valuable your idea is when you see it implemented by someone else.
Especially those who want to implement mobile app or get a web site, ecommerce site or a software to automate your business operations, it is not as expensive as it looks and complicated as it feels.
Is it possible to see the festive season as the birth of your idea that is going to fund all the future festive seasons? Or is it too much to ask?
The market have moved, it is out there in the clouds and people are adapting to the ‘new world order’. Some just check your website and mobile apps before calling you or before they spend petrol money and time to come to you. Some, they do their business online, they order and pay online. Others they need more than just the list of you services and products, they want the reviews and comments about your business online. What do people say about you? What is your digital presence and foot print?
I would say this is something you can’t afford to lose. The festive season is the right time to include that mobile app you always wanted for your business, or upgrade your website so that it matches the quality services you provide, add payment gateways to your portal, optimize your website so that it can rank in search engines or get it to be mobile friendly so that people can visit you from their mobile devices.
Find a good technology partner tell them to sweat it while you are away and implement it fresh from the oven and wow your customers. If you don't have a website get one now, if it is not responsive (mobile friendly ) get it to play well with the mobile world. if you have basic website and is not making you money now is the time to get it up and running so that you can play with your peers.
Just like the retailers and entertainers technology companies, software development companies, mobile app development companies and website design and development companies give out specials too. At inovosystems we are giving specials on android app development, iOS development, website design, ecommerce development and other software works. Check it out and see if it suits your plan. One thing I can guarantee you is that we may have met in this festive session but it will never be a summer affair at all. Our strength in keeping clients is proven we will be there to support and guarantee our products.
Last but not least here is my offer to you
We are running a special for all projects we can finish before the end of the 20th of december we are giving out 25% off. All you have to do is share the article and send us an email.