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Mobile app vs. Mobile website. Which should choose?
Mobile commerce is really booming with more and more transactions and orders made on tablets and smartphones every single day. The increase in shifting to mobile shopping requires every store-owner to catch the trend as soon as possible. Clearly business needs a mobile presence, but how to best offer that experience to customers without breaking the bank is a big problem that tons of companies are struggling with.
There are some ways to mobilize an e-commerce website, but most of store-owners are under the considerations for choosing mobile websites or mobile native apps. What’s better for your business? A Magento Mobile App or a Mobile Website? Like anything else there are pros and cons, so it depends.
View detailed pros and cons of mobile app and mobile website here: http://blog.magestore.com/2014/01/02...nesses-choose/
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I personally go with a mobile website as its important now a days for SEO point of view for promoting any business because a large no. of community browse internet and all over their mobile devices so a mobile website I'll prefer over a mobile app.
Both are beneficial in different manner. Mobile app is user-friendly & users love such applications on their device because they can easily operate & use its services frequently. As well, mobile website is good for seo purpose & many more.
Last edited by Ocodewire; 14-01-2014 at 07:36 AM.
Looking at the growing trend of mobile usage; mobile presence is the MUST have thing for a brand! Whether to go for mobile website or a mobile app depends on various factors. Here I'll quickly mention the benefit of each (mobile website and mobile app) over the other:
Benefits of mobile website:
- Easily accessible: Users can reach you on their mobile device, no download required as such.
- Easy to upgrade: You are not dependent on your users to install the update; its completely in your control
- Lifecycle: Nobody can delete a website from their device however the same is not true for apps
Benefits of mobile app:
- Interactive: Mobile apps can be interactive with features like Push notification
- Location based services: With Geo-tagging location based offers can be sent
- Speed: Mobile apps run much faster than mobile websites
For an ecommerce website a mobile app is the right solution; features like push notification and geo-tagging increases the possibility of sales. And with mobile website you can always be sure that your store is their in your customers pocket all the time. However having a mobile website is better than not having mobile presence at all!
Personally, magento mobile app is more optimizable and best suits mobile, however, according to my observation, the mobile app is not convenient, for customers because they have to follow somes steps of downloading to reach our e-store, instead just by 1 click, they can directly access to e-store. However, i appreciate the experience in mobile native app than web app