WEB HQ is a cutting edge web and mobile app development company registered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We are a one-stop solution for both responsive web design and native mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android platforms. With over a decade in web development under our belt, we just recently went public with our mobile app division (APP HQ) which will offer our clients the many added features that only a native app can provide.
WHY A RESPONSIVE WEBSITE?
By the end of 2015 more than half of all internet users will access websites on smart phones, tablets, laptops or other mobile devices. This increasing number of mobile users has created a need for websites that will look equally as professional on a small smartphone screen as they do on a large desktop monitor. These websites are called "responsive", which simply means, they will automatically respond to the browser size of whatever device being used and reformat the content to ensure the user can quickly navigate, browse and find the information or content that they are looking for. Professional responsive sites ultimately mean greater client or customer satisfaction which will translate into a win, win for everyone.
OUR WEBSITE TECHNOLOGY
For our responsive website design we incorporate the latest HTML5, CSS and Java technologies. These tools ensure our mobile websites look pixel perfect on every screen size from the smallest of mobile devices to the largest of desktops (just try this website on all your devices)! If your needs include audio, video or an image gallery, we can provide the best solutions to deliver your content on demand when needed.
Difference Between A Responsive Website and A Native Mobile App?
In a nutshell, the most obvious differences are that a native app is directly installed on your clients smartphone. This difference alone is well worth the investment as it creates an immediate link between you and your clients. By installing your app, your customer or client is placing value in his or her relationship with you. Once your app is installed on their device, there is IMMEDIATE ACCESS to your information and resources regardless of whether they are able to access the internet or not. Native apps can also also seamless ACCESS to various smartphone features such as the camera, microphone, GPS location services, coupons and the local storage on the device to ensure important media like video clips, music files, podcast episodes or PDF files can be available anywhere and everywhere. The bottom line is is that if your customers or clients are smartphone or tablet users then a mobile app is going to add exceptional value to your relationship with them.