Now a days everyone is thinking to go mobile. When we think of mobile, iPhone comes first to the mind as it caters the mass. These days, we see more template sites popping up to provide iPhone friendly templates. There are other platforms like Android too which are gaining mass, but iPhone seems to be a leader in all till now.
I am still not sure if iPhone friendly template is what all Joomla needs or it can be one more step ahead to have iphone application which supports basic version on Joomla, i.e. Articles, contact us etc. I have tried to add up the pros and cons of iPhone template V/S iPhone app for joomla.A. iPhone Template
+ve Cost effective solution (Can get the template purchased by spending only few bugs)
+ve No need for user to download an iphone app, just adjusts in safari.
+ve Most of the sections of the website can be viewed easily except some specific components which requires extra templates.
+ve No dependence of appStore.
-ve User interface is not just appealing.
-ve Cant be used in absence of internet connectivity.
-ve Does not leave any sort of branding as compared to an iPhone app.B. iPhone Application for Joomla
+ve Provides a better UI.
+ve Can take advantage of camera, stored images etc.
+ve Leaves branding (As the application resides on user's iphone and on appStore)
+ve Offline contents like news articles etc can be viewed later on.
-ve It may be a costly affair.
-ve It requires site admin to register with appStore to list their app and make it free to download.
-ve Some user may exit when prompted to download app while browsing website via iphone browser.
Which one is better Template or App?
What will be the biggest reason for going with Template against app?
What will be the biggest reason for going with App against Template?</b>
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