From Android to iOS to Windows Phone, anyone can create an app—coding skills (not necessarily) required. Recommend for hobbyists. Creating App
Yes, it’s true. The Web is dead. It’s not that people aren’t using The Internet anymore—they certainly are—it’s just that users are moving away from the browser-based “Web” environment and into the mobile app-centric world.
Two quick illustrations: 1) Instagram has long been a true force in the social sphere, but it was years before it had a Web-based interface. Its entire model was mobile-based—the website was secondary. 2) Over the past years, we here at PCMag have even found it increasingly difficult to bring together our annual Top 100 Websites feature. Back in the early ‘aughts, it was a cinch. Today, it’s a stretch. (Good thing we have so many other great app roundups).
The moral: the Web is indeed dead, long live mobile. That also means all those hours you spent honing your HTML and CSS skills were for naught. It’s all about being able to create a functional and engaging mobile app.
But that doesn’t (necessarily) mean you have to take an app-programming class. Like the early days of the Web, several tools have arisen that will allow anyone to create a product with a little-to-no programming language. (But if you have the coding skills, it will give you the ability to make a truly unique thing). Continue reading