From the August 2017 comScore study slides:
- users spend 87% of their time in apps, 13% in mobile web, however… (slide 5)
- across age segments, users’ top 10 apps account for 96-97% of their app time (slide 9) – i.e. Facebook, YouTube, Google Search, etc.
- mobile web gets 2.2x more unique users per month than apps (slide 6)
From this data, it seems that the casual customer would be more likely to visit a mobile website than download and install an app.
A quote from a recent Morgan Stanley analysis:
‘As a crude generalization, the browser is for more casual audiences and apps are for more frequent and loyal customers.’
So both mobile web and mobile apps have their place.
Infrastructure as Code – use a single code template to create, update, or delete multiple cloud resources. CloudFormation and Terraform are two valuable tools for achieving this on AWS.
CloudFormation – covers all parts of AWS
Terraform – covers main parts of AWS and other (non-AWS) services as well
A good comparison of the two services is here on Cloudonaut.io.
React Native applies the same principles to cross-platform UI development for iOS and Android.
Thoughts? I really like how UI elements and state are componentized and non-global. I don’t like how there are now two DOMs – the real one and the React-managed one.
The React tutorial is a Tic Tac Toe game; here’s my completed version.
This allows for concise and powerful code like the following:
// an Array of integers
var array1 = [1, 4, 9, 16];
// create a new Array from the original Array using a function
const map1 = array1.map(x => x * 2);
// display; expected output: Array [2, 8, 18, 32]
It’s easy to get started: download Node.js and install it so that it runs from your command line.
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