What should be developed first – Mobile App or website? Which is best for you and will attract more customers? What came first, the mobile app or the website? It’s critical to choose the right platform and know the reasons for opting for it.
First, let’s discuss what is the difference between app and website?
Mobile websites are specialized version of a current website. Even though a mobile has a small screen, websites with a version for mobile websites will offer an enhanced user-experience. Websites can be accessed on multiple platforms like Android, Blackberry, iPhones etc. Mobile apps have to be designed specifically for a mobile device like iPhone app which will not work on an Android smartphone and vice versa.
Pros and Cons of Website and App
Pros of Website:- Easily accessible through any web browser on multiple platforms and there is no need to download or install anything. You simply need to update the content in one place.
Cons of Website:- Some responsive websites can take longer to load because the images on a responsive site are just visually scaled down and not resized for fast load times. Smartphones and tablets can notice a lag in loading speeds, especially when being used on a mobile network.
Pros of App:- Mobile app is frequently used and very easy to use after installation. It helps increase customer loyalty. Their specific utilization can be focused to different users – dealers/customers /end-users/ staff.
Cons of Apps:- A mobile App has to be designed to suit separate platforms such as Android, Windows, iPhone, etc and this can be costly and time-consuming. Apps are not as simple to optimize as a mobile website.
Other factors to consider are time, cost and compatibility. Mobile apps development takes more time than website development. It also costs considerably more. A website is compatible with all platforms while mobile app compatibility depends on the platform. Different apps need to be developed for different platforms.
Many companies want to develop mobile app first, but that may be a wrong decision. As we all know, it’s a new way to connect with users, but there are plenty of reasons for both platforms why you should build apps or websites first, so next time do it consciously.