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I hope you guys enjoyed the last issue. I know this issue is a little bit late, but I hope you all enjoy. We're steadily growing our community and I couldn't be more grateful. To my new and old subscribers, thank you all for subscribing to Society x Tech. Our sixth issue is discussing mobile first vs. web first. Scroll down to read more.

Back in 2009 when the iPhone 3G was launched, there was a big mobile boom. Suddenly, mobile apps were being developed everywhere and there appeared to be an app for everything. Now, fast forwarding 10 years later, there seems to be a larger discussion about as a developer or a creator, what should you build first a mobile application or a web application; and that's what we're talking about today.
 
Mobile App Vs. Mobile Website: A UX Comparison – Which Is The Better Option?

With mobile applications, you're giving users another channel to engage with your content, you can leverage the device capabilities such as location services or a camera for a better user experience. Being that a mobile application is native to the device, it can often times be a lot easier to navigate through your platform.

7 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Mobile App

Businesses that have a mobile app for have the ability to increase sales by increasing your visibility to your customers, build brand recognition, and cultivate customer loyalty.  Having that distinction allows you to stand out amongst your competitors.
People really don't want to download any more new apps...

If you are a new bootstrapped founder, it's a lot easier and quicker to build a web application than a mobile application. Because of this, consider building a web application and validating your idea before diving into building a mobile application.

PWA vs Hybrid App vs Native: Choosing the Right Mobile App

When building a web-application, you don't have to worry about using a specific tech stack in order to develop your applications.You can focus on specific languages and build your portfolio based on that.
This month we're featuring Bukola Akinfaderin. Bukola graduated with a Computer Science degree from Wesleyan University and a Masters in Information Systems from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). She has building web applications since 2009 and her first mobile app was Jandus Radio, a mobile application that aggregated over 250 radio stations across the Africa continent. I asked her about her newest application, Afrocast and her thoughts on building a web application or mobile application. Check out her interview now.

If you're working on something that's aligned to a trend in technology and would like to be featured, please fill out this form so I can get in contact. 
I posted a poll on Twitter to see what you guys think and based on the results, Mobile First wins! That being said, I think you should evaluate your use case  as well as you or your team's technical expertise before deciding which direction to go in terms of development.
 
What do you think? Tweet me so we can discuss. 
Thanks for tuning into the third issue, If you have any feedback, please email me.
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