Leader of Skooppa
- Sep 14, 2012
Actually, the developer community are still on PCs (or laptops). They have to be and that won't change for a while. Well, I am betting on that future some.only we old farts are still using it
I'd also venture to say, although there may be more mobile devices than PCs, there will always be a "large screen device" market, simply because some things just are a whole lot more enjoyable to do, with a large screen. Developing programs is one example. Playing games is another.
And in general to what you said, "people need to have apps", is one way to put it and I agree. Though, I'd extend that viewpoint a bit. I'd say, people need access to your website and it needs to perform like an app on their mobile devices, for them to use it best. This is why I am not completely convinced responsive design is the best answer to the mobile device paradigm and for every kind of website, especially those which form complex applications, like forums. Responsive design is IMHO a "copout" to serve a mobile device a better mobile experience. Responsive design is ok, if all you have is simple content. But, as soon as a web application gets just a bit complex, then I think an "app" ( an application that works with the device more natively) becomes a necessity.
Building an "app" is just a whole lot more work to accomplish and thus we cop out to responsive, because..... it is easier.