Stop obsessing over native mobile apps | Boagworld - Web & Digital Advice

Web & Digital Advice

Digital and web advice from Headscape and the addled brain of Paul Boag... tell me more

Paul Boag Posted by: Paul Boag On Thursday, 22nd March, 2012

Stop obsessing over native mobile apps

What is your mobile strategy? Do you really need a native mobile app? In this presentation I talk you through your options.

Mobile Talks:
The estimated time to read this article is 2 minutes

Stop obsessing over native mobile apps: you don’t need one. How’s that for a controversial sweeping statement to grab your attention? Although almost certainly the perfect definition of link bait, it also happens to be true for the majority of organisations.

That is the message I have been presenting to the Internet Retailing Expo today. It is a message I first posted on their blog back in November last year and it is just as relevant today.

The talk I have just given at IRX outlines why a native app might not be right for your business and the rare situations it is. The presentation goes on to talk about the alternatives including an introduction to responsive design.

Learn how to decide whether you need a responsive website or a native mobile app.

Piggy Bank Icon, Banking Icons, and the Extraterrestrial all provided by the lovely people at Shutterstock

If you have questions about what your mobile strategy should be, then I highly recommend watching this presentation. If after watching it you have any questions, post them in the comments below or email me.

Become a web expert with our newsletter

Receive invaluable advice every three weeks and get two free video presentations for subscribing. You can unsubscribe in one click.

Blog Updates

You can follow all my posts by subscribing to my RSS feed or signing up to my email newsletter above.

Podcast Updates

Subscribe to the podcast via itunes or RSS. You can also subscribe to my quick tips via itunes and RSS too.

Social Updates

I am completely addicted to Twitter so try following me there. I also have a Facebook page which contains considerably less waffle.

Comments

Boagworld is a community, not just the voice of one blogger. You've read the post, now its time to get involved.