What's the difference between a mobile site and an app?
The main difference between a mobile site and an app is that a mobile site is accessible through a browser on your mobile device, whereas an app needs to be downloaded and installed on your device. Apps and mobile websites can be accessed from smartphones and tablets, and each has different benefits for companies and users. Here are some of the most notable differences.
Function and access
The main purpose of a Web site is to inform, while apps serve to help or perform specific tasks. Apps tend to be more interactive, and Web site content is designed to be read, viewed and listened to. Web apps allow users to manipulate data, while Web sites are set up for fairly simple tasks, such as filling out a form.
Mobile Web sites are compatible with all devices and can be accessed by anyone through a Web browser, while apps require a download and special adaptation for each operating system, such as Android and iOS. Apps need to be installed on your mobile device or they won't work.
Complexity and upgrades
Mobile apps are more complex than websites. They usually have an interactive and intuitive interface. Users can customize their apps after downloading them. Apps can also track user interactions and offer recommendations for customization.