"Mobile apps"... Food for thoughts!
10 years ago, we did not have mobiles that would show a website. "Applications" came up: small programs that fit well on a mobile "life", and that was a business birth.
Nowadays, you have millions of apps to choose from. I personally think that maybe 0.001% are "usable".
To me (but I am an old stick), a mobile is to CALL someone (or receive a call, like a pager)
I don't want to watch a TV mach on the mobile, I don't want to play games on it. I don't want to write a report on it.
You call it a "tablet"? Fine!
Sorry, it's too small to be useful.
I think that we have to THINK in two situations: We are MOBILE or we are STATIC.
Two places with totally different purposes!
Surfing the web on a mobile? Websites on the web have to be squashed to nearly nothing, so you DON'T see the site as it should be, you loose too much information.
The two should be separate worlds, for different activities [full stop]
And, no, mobile applications should be for MOBILES (and should remember that the users are ON THE MOVE).
Desktop applications should be for DESKTOPS...
(Are you going to try to modify an AutoCAD design on your mobile while you are making your morning run with your dog???)
(Are you going to look for the restaurant close to you from your PC, to book a table? or to call a taxi?)
Nope... TWO worlds apart for me.
The TV and the PC are still fighting for supremacy!!! None is winning yet.