“mobile”/ adcombo
Dismiss Notice
Welcome to Our Community
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Responsive Vs App!

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by K, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. K

    K Administrator Administrator affiliate

    So i'm having a problem myself with one of my new websites - I'm not sure wether to build it fully responsive so it works on mobiles without an app or to have a mobile app.

    They both have benefits - the main benefit of the app is push notifications etc!
  2. terraleads
  3. SayMyName

    SayMyName Affiliate affiliate

  4. K

    K Administrator Administrator affiliate

    Both is a great option, but i'd like to discuss to pros and cons of each... For me it's important for all my newly built sites to be fully responsive. However apps serve a great purpose.
  5. abuhanifa

    abuhanifa Affiliate affiliate

    If you can do both that would be awesome. In case if you need to choose one then I would suggest you to go for responsive layout. We have over 5 Billion smartphone users and many of them will access your website. So , if you won't have a responsive layout that will irritate them and they won't go out there and search for your app. Hope I made my point clear.
  6. K

    K Administrator Administrator affiliate

    Yeah I agree actually - the other thing is most platforms now have 3rd party plugins and software that provide an app solution to smartphone browsers.
  7. MobPartner

    MobPartner Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

    It is important to determine your main goals and what is important for your audience. If possible, you should build a mobile site and an app at the same time. Otherwise start by building a mobile site first as it is less expensive and easier to manage.

    Our Pros and Cons

    Mobile Website


    Only one universal version to develop
    Compatible with all browsersmobile site
    Affordable costs and short development times
    Updates and edits available immediately in real-time
    No need for available space on a device to download the app
    Easy to find on search engines


    Requires internet connection
    Limited features
    Slower than a native app

    Native Application


    Better user experience and device optimization
    Faster than a mobile site
    Ability to use the app offlinemobile-app
    Integration of specific phone features (GPS, camera, push notifications, accelerometer)
    Easy to find on the App Stores (iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone Market)
    Users spend more time on apps


    Need to develop a different app for each OS
    Updates must be approved by App Store (for iOS apps) and users have to update the app
    More expensive and more time-consuming to develop and publish

    Take a look at this image too http://blog.mobpartner.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/mobile_comparison.jpg
  8. georgepatrick

    georgepatrick Affiliate affiliate

    According to me responsive design is a good option as it helps access to business through any of the devices with any OS. Whereas mobile app may incur restrictions to certain operating system. I have got my design updated to responsive web design. I advice to go for responsive web design.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2014

Top Resources