Smartphones and tablets have become an integral part of our everyday life. There are now more than 143 million smartphones in use in the US, and 71 million tablets (ref). The rise of mobile browsing is here. Is WordPress prepared for the tide?
The guy’s over at WebDevStudios, led by Scott Bolinger, have been hard at work on Reactor: A SaaS-based service that aims to ease the headache of building a mobile app for your WordPress site. While they’re not the first to market a solution for creating an app for your WordPress site, their approach of utilizing a service that leverages WordPress’ API rather than a stand-alone plugin with a complex series of shortcodes is a breath of fresh air.
When choosing a platform for turning your WordPress site mobile it’s important to consider who built it and how well it integrates with WordPress. WebDevStudios has been around a long time and actively develop and support the product. Reactor doesn’t appear to be a fly-by-night product that will leave you high in dry within a year.