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Web vs Mobile

May 8, 2016 — Leave a comment

YCombinator recently released this article about the companies that are applying to YC. I find it interesting that, although apps have overtaken websites as the platform of choice, websites had a significant uptick this year for the first time in 8 years.

We applied (and got into the YC Fellowship) with BODY, a website-first application. With BODY, users need to be able to easily position their camera and have enough screen real estate to see fitness instructors real-time. In addition, mobile is often connected to 3G, which isn’t fast enough to support WebRTC with more than 2 connections. Finally, the increasing power of Javascript and its frameworks is driving novel web-app use cases and powerful web-based mobile interfaces.

First software ate the world. Then it was mobile. Is it time for web to make a comeback in a big way?