On your phone/tablet, which do you prefer -- apps or websites?
Do you look up stuff more frequently in apps or in websites, in your regular daily use?
Do you have 30 apps installed, or 30 websites bookmarked, or both?
Do you have more apps that you use every day, or more websites that you visit every day?
Do you access your email from www.gmail.com in a browser (like my wife) or using your device's native email client (like me)?
Do you ever install apps that are just clones or skins or wrappers around websites?
[caveat: this post is my own personal rant -- I don't have statistics or user studies to back me up]
I'm pretty excited about the potential of apps, but too often disappointed in practice...
In the end I'm too often stuck with bads apps for bad reasons:
If an app doesn't excel in the above areas, then the inherent advantages of websites start to show through...
My personal message to all you app-developers -- if your app doesn't shine in the "green" categories above -- if it doesn't have a good offline experience or doesn't have an extraordinary UI -- please rethink how you can make it better!
And if you're shovelling out an app because your website works badly on a mobile device -- that's not the best way to delight your users!