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Days of web are over

wizard

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I am someone who weighs about starting new projects when I see a supported script or tool. But nowadays, I have started thinking that days of web projects are over. Almost everything is moving to apps.
 
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Trinkets

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That is true to some extent. There is a good chance of failure if you do a web only project. But if you can provide apps for different platforms for your project, mainly iOS and Android, it is just like the old days.
 
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Jason

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Yes portability is preferred by many and apps rule the market now.
 
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Trinkets

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To be frank, it is not easier to start projects as it was before. All you need to have was WordPress, which was free. Nowadays, it needs a lot of investment.
 
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wizard

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Apps are not cheap. They start at $ 300 on Freelancer. That is for Android. I think an iOS developer won't do a basic one less than $ 1,000.
 
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Trinkets

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That is true. As I said, starting online / web projects are not cheap anymore.
 
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wizard

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Sadly, most popular CMS does not offer apps with their packages. Building a custom app is not easy as well. Is there any app for WordPress ?
 
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Azareal

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Eh, I don't really think so. Maybe in 2009.

A lot of features which were once the sole domain of apps have been absorbed by the web with more and more being added with each passing year. I think what people really like with apps is things like notifications, a really clean and quick experience, etc.

Those aren't really things exclusive to apps though.
 
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Trinkets

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I think what people really like with apps is things like notifications, a really clean and quick experience, etc.
Lesser code to load as well. A 50 MB app can save a lot of bandwidth by skipping the need to pull a lot of CSS and JS.
 
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Azareal

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Lesser code to load as well. A 50 MB app can save a lot of bandwidth by skipping the need to pull a lot of CSS and JS.
For me, I have 122KB for first load (mainly images) and 3.9KB for subsequent loads, although I'm not going particularly fancy with my current theme.
I haven't even really started optimising it by doing things like pushing JSON back and forth more instead of doing full page loads.
 
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