Differences Between Mobile Websites and Mobile Apps

Mobile Websites

Pros

  • Can be viewed using your phone web browser directly which means it’s accessible by all smartphones with web browsing capabilities.
  • Faster and less expensive to develop than a mobile application
  • Can be found by using search engines
  • Can be linked from websites and blogs
  • Can be edited using a Content Management System (CMS)
  • No download or installation required

Cons

  • Cannot access your device capabilities (camera, GPS, gyroscope)
  • Not written in native code which can caused performance issues if designed poorly.
  • Limited offline browsing capabilities.

 

Mobile Apps

Pros

  • Uses native code which results in higher performance of the apps
  • One click to launch from an icon on your phone
  • Can access all device capabilities (camera, GPS, gyroscope)
  • Offline browsing possible
  • Available in the Apps market place

Cons

  • Download and installation required
  • Need to be developed for each platform
  • Success depends on popularity in the App Store category
  • More expensive than mobile sites
  • Requires approval before it can distribution

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