When it comes to security, what do you think is better-an app or a website?
I say this since it is election season in the United States. Plenty of allegations are flying. It has been alleged that state affiliated personnel have hacked into various databases and released this information. This happens at times but is more important given the nature of this election. Turning away from the political realm, let’s move it closer to home when we look at mobile apps.
Before we get too far, I want to make sure we have a good solid definition to work with:
Mobile Apps-Downloaded from a central location such as Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
Mobile Website-Requires access using only a device’s mobile browser.
So the first thing to examine is how much information can be transmitted. Both have times where you must use personally identifiable information. With that in mind, it’s where is your information stored. Depending upon the device, it’s stored within the servers of the company (Apple/Google). The mobile website is housed within that particular website. It’s easier to hack a smaller website in contrast to a commercial enterprise. The mobile app has at least two levels of security. The developer has their security protocols. Apple and Google both have theirs as well. The superiority of those commercial enterprises is they do their own security check independent of the developer. Additionally, the commercial enterprise has a quality control department that is dedicated to maintaining app security since there are millions of people they are responsible for. What is released is virtually assured to be free of any malicious code.
Tracking of a physical location is where the mobile app is unique. The mobile app has the capability to actively track your physical location (when given permission). The mobile website has the ability to track your browsing habits. From here they can link into a litany of advertising companies. The mobile apps typically have far less ads. If there is an app that’s ad enabled, you can generally buy an ad free version to mitigate ad incorporation. It is possible to block ad tracking on a browser but there is generally some sort of addition to the browser used.
There is an overlap between the two. Both can access various types of personalized information. This includes:
- Phone number
- Email addresses
We at Mobile App Maker Pro value privacy. There is no personal information that is stored in our server or within the app outside of what is supplied. The business that wants to have customers sign into a protected page still have the capability to do so since the app has an in app browser that merely works as a bridge to the information. You can do all this and more when you create an app with the Mobile App Maker Pro platform today.