Developing a website for an online presence is not enough these days. As most users go mobile, companies are expected to follow them with either a mobile friendly website or mobile applications. There are heated debates going on in the IT world whether apps will overtake mobile websites. And many people suggest that a company especially if it’s into ecommerce, manufacturing or service provider then it is imperative for them to have both an app and a mobi-site.
As the common denominator between them is the mobile devices, it becomes a bit confusing for non-technical people to understand the difference. Let's keep the debate aside for a moment and dig a little deeper to understand the fundamental differences and similarities between an app and a mobile-friendly website. We at VK web engineering has compiled these 12 points that help you choose between developing a mobi-site and an application.
We believe that a user should consult industry experts, do thorough research on customer habits and keep costs in mind before deciding to choose any of them. As there are certain businesses like salon, hairdressers, retail clothing chains, utility companies which require apps and the others like service industries which do better with mobi-sites. So, one should consult a professional and experienced mobile application developer to help them with their development requirements.
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