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Mobile App, Browser-Based Application, Functionality
The popularity of mobile apps is increasing at a rapid rate. The attraction for many users is the availability of software functionality on their mobile phone or tablet. One of the trade-offs with using a mobile app is the reduced functionality of the mobile app when compared with the functionality of a browser-based application. This study quantifies the level of functionality in both types of applications and compares five broad categories of mobile apps with their comparable browser-based applications to determine the amount of functionality that the user gives up when opting for the mobile app version of the software.