Gigaom | Is the app economy killing online publishers? ::For most websites the ROI of an app is unclear::


I urge (and predict!) that publishers stick to these principles after the “we need to have an iPhone/iPad/Android/WebOS/Win7/etc. app” hype passes:

  • Use limited dev resources to build a single, great mobile Web version of their website.
  • Submit a bookmark version to all the app stores of an app that launches the Web browser with their mobile Web site.
  •  Use services specific to mobile, which provide readers a superior browsing experience, tailored for the mobile Web.
  •  Alter monetization strategies for the mobile environment, opting for revenue generators that are perfected for mobile consumption.
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