Human beings enjoy hype. Usually the hype is achieved by ignoring the facts and dancing to one’s preferences and building images around those. You may have been told again and again how we live in an age of apps. Apps this, apps that. You m ay have been told that the web is dead or dying ( depending on who does the telling). You may have been told that unless your service has an app, it has no chance.
Don’t believe the hype. The web is still outgrowing apps at unimaginable rates.
There are 1.2 million new web sites created every 7 days. That’s the same as the entire number of apps in the App Store. Web is dead my ass.
— Richard Davey (@photonstorm) January 31, 2013
Do the math. Every 7 days, the web grows in multiples of the total number of apps in the App Store. Ladies and gentlemen, the web is booming and doesn’t look like it is slowing down.
Web Or App?
As I have always said, certain ideas are best suited to apps, and certain others to web. It is your responsibility to decide which technology serves your project/business/service better and use it. But don’t let anyone fool you about having an app developed being essential. many times, it is just a waste of time and resources. For highly specialised and targeted services though, an app is almost a must.
Just don’t forget that your website is accessible on far more platforms and end devices than any app can ever hope to be. The web is universal. In terms of volume, I doubt that there will ever be any real competition between the two.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.