Mobile App or Mobile Web?
Many hospitals today find themselves stuck at a crossroads – whether to develop a mobile website, or go through the costly process of building an app? With a mountain of factors to consider – resources, costs, technology, connectivity, and most importantly, meeting the needs of the mobile patient – this becomes a loaded question.
The Ease of Mobile Web
Consumers spend 52 hours annually looking for health information online. Providers need to reach these consumers quickly and consistently. Mobile websites are a great starting point for that. With a mobile website, hospitals can use existing content and resources. Plus, compared to custom app development, mobile websites are less expensive to create.
So, if a hospital sees that, why would they need a native app?