Mobile apps have the advantage of being faster and more efficient
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Web-based Mobile App
Mobile web apps are web apps optimized for a good phone experience. They aren't mobile applications, but websites written in HTML/CSS and run by a browser. While they may be designed to resemble the feel of smartphone apps, they don't have much in common.
Web apps, on the other hand, are accessed via the internet browser and will adapt to whichever device you’re viewing them on. They are not native to a particular system, and don’t need to be downloaded or installed. Due to their responsive nature, they do indeed look and function a lot like mobile apps — and this is where the confusion arises.
Do not need to be downloaded or installed — web apps function in-browser
Easy to maintain — they have a common codebase regardless of mobile platform
Quicker and easier to build than mobile apps
Do not require app store approval, so can be launched quickly
Will update themselves. Updates to web apps don’t need to go through an app store meaning the user doesn’t have to manage updates manually. The newest version always loads when a user opens a web app.
Web apps, specifically, function like downloadable apps, but all from the comfort of your phone’s browser.