Mobile apps are beginning to compete with standard mobile websites in the battle for user engagement. In many cases, it’s easy to see why. Quick access to information with a touch or swipe on the home screen makes mobile apps appealing to download. However, that popularity can be a double-edged sword, making it harder for your app to stand out from the crowd of other apps and app developers. For example, the search term, “weather,” returns approximately 270 results in just the iOS app store alone.

For a mobile app to remain competitive, there are several attributes that contribute to its success. Functionality, design, and reliability are among the key factors in how people perceive any mobile Internet application. In addition to these, speed, availability, and user experience are also very important. For apps using http/https protocols to retrieve data, images, and other content, many important factors in user acceptance may be facilitated through the use ofContent Delivery Network services.

Read more on the Networking Exchange blog.