Originally Posted by foothead
As far as developing mobile apps, I think it is highly unnecessary. What we need is a mobile version of the site. This way, it will be cross-platform, and it will require very little maintenance. It would also be compatible with the more obscure platforms, not just the ones we decide to develop for.
I agree that a mobile version of the website would be better than creating individual apps. A big reason is because apps will have to be updated with bug fixes and tweaked whenever a new firmware comes out for each device the app is on. With a mobile site, the most one would have to do is add more browsers and maybe some bug fixes, and it would be the same for every mobile device. Although a mobile app would be better than nothing, I think it would be easier for whoever is coding to make a universal mobile site instead of actual apps.
So far, the site does seem a little faster than before, and now there probably wont be as much downtime as before.