Web application or website? This is a tough one to answer right now. The answer lies in analysing the usability problems of each.
I’ve been thinking a lot in previous blog posts here and here about the changing landscape of iPhone apps versus web apps. I’ve further narrowed down the decision between mobile and web apps with the question, is that app free or not.
Tech questions in general, because they involve more and more human interaction these days, are getting harder to answer with absolutes. Mobile usability expert Luke Wroblewski, breaks it down nicely.
This is exciting! But it also means that developers and clients need to communicate very clearly. Clients need help understanding what’s here now, we as developers can give them this.
As mobile devices become more accessible and more usage hours are completed, we’ll begin to find things to do in the space we never considered.
My advice? Keep the user in mind at all times and it’s hard to go wrong.