Much of our commentary discussed the popularity of apps and mobile web, where apps have been steadily surpassing the mobile web as a popular choice for browsing for content. Many people wonder why this is, but it is very obvious, apps are better to much of the public.
The decline of the mobile web by Chris Dixon discusses why apps are better, and shows various graphs regarding the usage over the past year. It shows that in 2013, 80% of people’s time on a device was using apps, with a steady 6% increase in 2014.
Another graph shows statistics since 2007 that displayed the number of global users by the millions increasing rapidly as the decade moves on. Between 2013 and 2014, mobile users intercepted desktop users, and continues to grow throughout this year.
Dixon believes that mobile sites should really be doing better than apps, and that more companies are switching from web development to app development. The public views apps as better: there are no popups, they are easy to use, and they are a lot better than going to Safari or Chrome on your mobile device just to see a poorly formatted site.
Which do you like better?