Battle Royale: Mobile Web Versus Mobile Apps

Nov 28, 2011

When agency folks gather together to talk about mobile gov, the number one question asked is, “Should we do a mobile app or a mobile web site?”

To help people with that question, we became fight promoters and sponsored


Mobile Web Vs. Mobile Apps

A photo of two fighting Topis (antelopes) head-butt each other, locking horns, in a grassy field.

Photo by Stuart Barr, Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.0

Two champions debated this hot topic:

  • Neil Bonner, from the Transportation Security Administration, is a proponent of mobile websites.
  • Mike Pulsifer, Department of Labor, is a firm believer in the value of mobile apps.

View the debate (PDF, 5.4 MB, 32 pages) and come away with the RIGHT answer for your agency.

  • Learn the pros and cons of mobile apps and mobile websites
  • Identify which is better to meet your needs
  • Review best practices for each