To app, or not to app [Infographic]

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It’s clear that the mobile web is on the rise. Taking a look at the stats, it’s hard to see how desktop browsing can survive the onslaught.

People use smartphones for almost everything. 91% of US citizens own a smart phone, and with the relatively low cost compared to computers, smart phone usage is growing exponentially in the third world. America prefers the iPhone, Europe prefers Android, everyone it seems, is buying into mobile browsing.

That all leaves web designers with a difficult choice: do we build responsively, putting all our eggs in one basket; do we build a mobile site, splitting our traffic; or do we build a mobile app, forcing our users to download our content.

To help you decide, the nice chaps at Web Designer Depot put together this infographic of the pros and cons of each approach:


Catalin is the founder of Mostash - a social marketing boutique - and he's always happy to share his passion for graphic design & social media.
  • Julian Lang

    Good clear infographic. I’ll use it.

  • I didn’t realize that so many people in the deep south are “mobile only” users.