Have you been paying attention to all of the recent smartphone news? It might affect you. To recap, all of the major smartphone operating systems were updated within the last month: iOS5 was released, Android 4.0 was announced, Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) was released, and even WebOS received an update.
It depends. If your company opted for native mobile apps, you’re in for some work. You’ll have to update and test all of your applications to make sure they’re compatible with the new OS version. If you have apps built for multiple platforms, you’ll have to update each one.
On the other hand, if your company opted for mobile web apps, these changes don’t affect you. Mobile web apps work across all platforms and aren’t affected by OS changes. In my opinion, that’s a big reason why mobile web apps are a better option for businesses. When you make one mobile web app, it instantly works everywhere and doesn’t require maintenance every time an OS is updated. Compared to the native approach, that’s a huge time-saver.
If your company is still trying to decide between native apps and mobile web apps, you might want to read this free whitepaper entitled, “Mobile web apps: The best option for business?” It explains the difference between mobile and native apps from a business standpoint.
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