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A mobile app has a certain status to it amongst the general population. Generally speaking, if you’ve made a mobile app and published it on the app store you’re instantly awarded “cool” points for creating a piece of software that can be accessed anywhere and at anytime via a smartphone. Despite being over two decades old (the first app was published in 1997 on a Nokia phone — a Snake game), a mobile app carries all kinds of prestige amongst technical and non-technical users. Startups in particular love having an app. Everyone has a cell phone, so if there’s some aspect of your business that can be conducted on a mobile app it supposedly increases accessibility, encourages recurring revenue, promotes the business as a whole. However, most people do not realize when they need an app and when they just need a website. Let’s dive into what an app is, what a website is, and when it would be appropriate to use one over the other.
What is A Website?
A website is like a digital storefront or an open book about your business or interests. It’s your virtual identity, and it’s accessible to anyone with an internet connection. The beauty of a website lies in its accessibility, cost-effectiveness, and ease of maintenance. Whether you’re a small business looking to establish an online presence or an individual blogger sharing your passions, a website is the foundational element of your digital identity. It allows you to convey your message, showcase your products, and connect with a global audience. Moreover, websites are the primary source of information for individuals researching…