WEB APPS OR MOBILE APPLICATIONS — WHAT’S THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOU?
This Blog is originally posted on Cooperative Computing.
We’re living and breathing in the year 2016 and if there’s one question today that every website owner has in mind, it’s about applications. We live in the world where smartphones are slowly evolving as the daily driver for many, the main concerns of a business owner is how to make it useful for its business. The biggest example can be seen from the same era when laptops started to become ‘the thing’ for everyone. Business owners quickly started making software suitable for laptops with GPS and other functionalities cashing in on their customers and hooking them onto their services.
With smartphones being the daily driver now, the question remains, would you choose a Web App for your business or an integrated OS app. Let’s see why you should choose either of these.
WHY CHOOSE WEB APPLICATIONS:
If your business provides simple services that needs to cover a huge amount of people that are using cross platform devices, choosing a web application is honestly the best way to go. It’s an easy way to increase usage of the application along with the buzz on the website. Countless websites that provide simple tasks use this and are very successful from this business. A good example would be a website made for a dental clinic. The doctor can get himself a web application for booking appointments where users can visit and get a token number and book their appointment time as well.
This is a task that can easily be handled with a web application and would benefit the customers. Getting an OS application developed for such a website would be a waste of money. However, if his services are available cross country, then the dentist should definitely go for an OS based application.
WHY CHOOSE OS APPLICATIONS
Continuing the point that I was talking about, if you have a business that is very widespread, going for an OS application might just be the best option. Let’s say you own a chain of restaurants across the country or even globally, getting reservations and delivery orders is certainly an important task to move forward with. Web apps aren’t reliable for data handling of this caliber and in case of a web server crash, it might even affect your business in a huge manner.
So, getting an application for iOS, Android, or both might be the right answer. All in all, you need to choose the medium of your application as per your requirements. If you are considering to go with this, go for a reliable Web App development company that would provide you with excellent results.