Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between a mobile website and an app?
5 January 2015 (last update: 15 May 2015 at 16:38 hrs)
A website runs in a browser. Today, all new websites are responsive and adapt to all screen sizes, so one does not use the term "mobile" website anymore.
An app is an applications, a program, that has to be downloaded and installed and communicates with the server, just like a website. People only download apps for something they use a lot, e.g. online banking.
One only needs an app if the app uses some of the mobile device's functionality, like GPS, gyroscope or the camera.
Benefits Of A Website
Websites work on any mobile platform (Apple'S IOS and Google's Android).
Websites are much cheaper to develop than an app.
Websites are a lot cheaper to maintain than an app.
Websites can be found by search engines
There is no need for a third party distributor, like Apple's App Store or Google's Play Store.
Websites are ready to go the moment a visitor accesses it.
There is no need to download updates.
The content is managed from your content manager.
Drawbacks Of A Website
Websites cannot access all of the smartphone's native functionality (e.g. camera & gyroscope).
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