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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 13, 2013

App Or Responsive Design : What Do You Want?

There are two options in front of us to make CE available on mobile devices and tablets. The first one is the 'App' and the second one is 'Responsive Design'. Let me quickly explain what each of these two options mean -

1. App: We'll have to develop apps for separate platforms and the two leading platforms are Android and iOS. The biggest drawback of developing an 'App' is that it won't support all the mobile devices. For example, we'll need a separate mobile app for Nokia, Blackberry, Windows phones.

2. Responsive Design: This is another option - the site adjusts itself according to the screen size. The site will eliminate components while keeping the focus on content. So when you're accessing it on a regular iPad, you may view the site in full mode. But if you opt for smaller screen sizes, the site itself will remove sidebar and present a mobile friendly layout.

The drawback of having a responsive design is that we'll have few limitations on the overall display of content.

I'd like to have different views on this before taking a final decision. If you prefer the app way, do let me know which operating system to you have on your phone: Android, iOS, Blackberry or some other OS.
Abhishek Rawal
Abhishek Rawal • Mar 13, 2013
I once asked for application for Android platform but now ... I have changed the decision & my answer will be "None".

CrazyEngineers is fitting perfectly in all browsers (for me) & I am having no problem in accessing any feature of CE minus uploading pics/file.

I can upload pics too but I have switch my browser from Opera to UC just for uploading purpose.

But hey, overall I am satisfied with this interface - Don't change, please πŸ˜€
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 13, 2013
Troll_So_Hard
I once asked for application for Android platform but now ... I have changed the decision & my answer will be "None".

CrazyEngineers is fitting perfectly in all browsers (for me) & I am having no problem in accessing any feature of CE minus uploading pics/file.

I can upload pics too but I have switch my browser from Opera to UC just for uploading purpose.

But hey, overall I am satisfied with this interface - Don't change, please πŸ˜€
The default layout will continue to work unless we setup a responsive layout. Which would basically improve the things and not make them worse. It will make posting a cakewalk as well.
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Mar 13, 2013
Responsive layout would be good.
It's better than app. I like to bookmark rather than installing apps.
Anand Tamariya
Anand Tamariya • Mar 13, 2013
I'd suggest create a poll for this question so that it's easy to see the trend. For me, responsive design is the way to go!!
Jeffrey Arulraj
Jeffrey Arulraj • Mar 15, 2013
A Java App is worth a try cos nearly all mobiles will use
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 15, 2013
Conqueror
A Java App is worth a try cos nearly all mobiles will use
I'm not sure if that'd really deliver the experience we can deliver through native android, ios, blackberry, windows apps. 😨
Jeffrey Arulraj
Jeffrey Arulraj • Mar 15, 2013
Kaustubh Katdare
I'm not sure if that'd really deliver the experience we can deliver through native android, ios, blackberry, windows apps. 😨
No issues about it then buddy thanks for clarifying it here
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 15, 2013
Conqueror
No issues about it then buddy thanks for clarifying it here
Yeah, I mean you'll need at least a decent sized screen to really interact with the site. This site demands user interaction and would work better if user accesses them through bigger screen mobiles. And given the markets - I think most budget phones too have a good screen with Android. Works better for us.

Apart from that the responsive design works wonderfully on most screen sizes.

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