Weather apps are the new Twitter apps. For a time, designers put their efforts into making cool Twitter apps. Twitter apps were a way to play around with different design ideas, while still appealing to a broad base of users. Twitter basically shut down all the third party apps. It wanted to take control of its platform, so the creativity in Twitter apps is pretty much dead.
When businesses decide to go mobile they have to make one major decision before they can move forward. They need to know if their consumer base will interact better with their brand by using an app or simply logging on to a mobile site.
Fanhattan, a San Mateo, Calif.-based company that makes a smart guide to movies and television shows online, took its first steps beyond the iOS universe Thursday, releasing a version of its guide for the Web.