Apps are huge and everyone knows it — Apple alone is about to pass 50 billion app downloads. Unfortunately, there’s a flaw in the “app for everything” ideology: now every single website these days wants to be an app.
This is a bad because…
- Not everything needs to be an app
- If every site has an app, app stores will just end up like worse versions of the Internet (poor discovery, gatekeepers, etc.)
- Apps are high-friction (require more bandwidth, passwords, etc)
Yes, apps can be unnecessary, but I should just stop complaining and use my phone’s browser, right? Well, a Tumblr blog created by Terence Eden sums up the frustration of many: I Don’t Want Your F*****g App highlights how annoying it is to be pushed, prodded and sometimes forced to download a native app when a perfectly good mobile-optimized site would do just fine.
Check it out via the link below and bask in the shared frustration of many.
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