I just wanted to share what Stefan mentioned a couple of weeks ago:
'In spring this year, we started to get a high demand for apps. In our opinion, most of the people are not going to organize complex workflows on mobile - but it’s a way to stay in sync, to find/add something quickly when you’re away from the PC and to be able to jot things down while on vacation
We had 2 directions we could take:
1. Build native iOS and Android apps
2. Build great mobile responsive version and turn it into apps
The first option required around 6-12 months of work, hiring 2 or more app developers, and move our focus and budget from the core functionalities to invest in native apps. It’s basically means building a new product from scratch.
The second option required 3-6 months of part time collaboration from our growing team of web developers who work on a core product and functionalities, without the need invest additional budget only in mobile.
We decided to go with second option and invested a lot of time adjusting the mobile responsive version of the product to have the UI/UX of the native app (design adjustment, full screen popups, headers, navigation, lazy load, etc…).
Of course, the plan is to keep improving it in the coming months. Add horizontal scrolling, improve loading speed and more options to make the UX great.
There’s one huge benefit to mention. All the features that are coming for web are also going to be instantly on mobile once they are released. In the second option we would need to build each feature 2 times.’
So the aftermath is that we’re definitely going to spend more time and invest more energy and funds into creating really (I mean, reaaally) powerful mobile apps, after we’ve expanded our team a bit further, hired more developers, have a better funding, etc.
If the LTD goes really well, we’re definitely going to see that much sooner!