Q. What can you say about a mobile version of a penny auction software?
A. There are two general options for mobile versions:
- Website modified according to the screens with lower resolution;
- Standalone application, installed on the mobile device.
Surely it is not a problem to offer a website fitted to small screens. If to speak about a special mobile application, then it is needed to take into consideration two factors:
a) Penny auction cannot be fully standalone software product – the auction sale takes place on the server between multiple participants;
b) At present time there are 5 widely used mobile operating systems:
- Apple iOS
- Google Android
- Windows Mobile / Windows Phone
- BlackBerry OS
- Nokia Symbian
The application for any of these OS should be programmed using more or less different technologies.
So, the mobile version is a specific problem, that can be solved, surely, but not by very simple methods.