Most people now prefer mobile apps. In terms of accessing online content and performing daily tasks (such as booking a taxi, banking, ordering food, and shopping), mobile apps are becoming the most popular solution ever.
Companies and start-ups that only own websites find that websites are no longer enough. In order to stay competitive and stay ahead of the competition, it is necessary to go a step further and believe in mobile applications.
Let us see some statistics and reports worth paying attention to:
- The total number of global mobile users in 2019 exceeded 5 billion-Mark.
- The number of smartphone users increased from 2.1 billion in 2016 to 2.5 billion in 2019.
- In 2016, the total number of mobile users surpassed desktop users for the first time in history.
- According to a report by SmartInsights, 71% of US users prefer mobile devices to desktops. The same situation happened in Canada, and therefore also in the United Kingdom. With this in mind, entrepreneurs and business owners are investing in the development and support of mobile applications.
There are even the largest and most successful companies such as Dropbox, Facebook, and Airbnb. They initially started with a website but later developed their own mobile applications. In fact, as a mobile application development company, we have received a large number of inquiries asking us to convert the website to an application or to convert the website to a mobile application for quotations.
Here are 4 reasons to convert a website into an application
1. Reliability Across All Screen Sizes
The main reason for converting a website into an application is its reliability on different screen sizes. The application can usually be easily accessed from devices with different screen sizes, and the website cannot be easily optimized due to the screen sizes of multiple smartphones. In fact, users find it difficult to access websites through smartphones because they cannot easily find specific functions or services.
However, as a website owner, you might think that putting the entire website on a small screen is quite difficult. Generally speaking, a company website has many features and functions, and having all these functions in a mobile application makes a multi-screen application quite complicated, right?
For example, 4 to 5 functions on a website corresponds to 5 – 10 screens on a mobile device. Therefore, it is recommended that you only select key features that are important to earlier versions of the application. Gradually, you will provide additional features and functions in updated versions of the application. So, this is usually the reason for creating your own application from the website.
2. Simple and Accessible Navigation
As we all know, interaction on a website is quite difficult. This is usually something you don’t want to provide to the user. Therefore, when you turn a website into an application or an existing website into a fanatical application, users can have simple and easy navigation that is not possible on the website.
When converting a website to a mobile application, most iPhone application development companies let the mobile-first philosophy guide the entire process. In fact, in the mobile application, the design of each page is very careful and transparent, so users can access it without difficulty.
The only thing that users hate most is wasting time visiting websites on mobile devices. Therefore, please confirm that you are only providing a user-friendly experience for your users through a high-quality mobile application.
3. Mobile Applications provide Extended Functions
Another important reason to integrate your website into an application is extended functions and features. Unlike desktop websites, mobile apps allow companies to integrate multiple functions, such as cameras, real-time GPS tracking, push notifications, etc.
Through mobile applications, companies from all walks of life can send push notifications to users to remind them of important updates, offers, and discounts. For certain industries and companies, these additional features can greatly improve the lives of customers and double their income. Turning a website into an application will make it easier for users to interact with the company.
4. Offline Functions
Mobile apps do require an online connection to perform many important operations, but mobile apps may even provide some basic functions and features when they are offline.
By turning a website into a mobile application, you can allow users to access the main features and functions of the application in offline mode, helping you pay attention to their interests and establish a stable relationship with them.
The reasons for the continued increase in the number of mobile applications have become apparent. There are many entrepreneurs who choose to display websites in apps to achieve their business goals. With 2.8 million mobile applications for Android users and more than 2.2 million applications for iOS users, you will understand that mobile applications are the future of any business you do.
Therefore, if for some reason your company does not have a mobile application yet, it is time to fix this issue. Think about how mobile apps can help your business grow and provide a user-friendly experience for your customers. Then seek advice from an experienced mobile application development company like ours. At Sciqus, we have successfully converted many websites into mobile applications. Whether converting websites to Android applications or converting websites to iPhone applications, we have a team of experts with more than 15 years of practical experience.