#MondayMotivation: Apps Are Dead. Long Live the App.

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: All Apps Are Trash.

Eventually. And probably sooner than you think, your app is in the trash.

Mine too. Which is sad for me because I’ve got two of them. The iOS app alone has been downloaded more than a million times, and they’ve both got killer rankings (4.8 stars on iOS and 4.6 on Google Play).

Not to mention that it’s taken years and dollars and massive brain power to make those apps work. They, along with our mobile website, provide the majority of our sales.

But they’re also headed for the bin.

Why? Because apps are dying. Oh, they’ve got a nice life ahead of them first, but you can start to see the end of the line. Apps are just thinking about joining AARP and have even started eyeing some property in Florida. Not yet. But soon, you know, when the kids get a little older. (The kids are already adults.)

If you don’t buy it, I don’t blame you. Apps are in their prime. In my opinion (and not just mine but reviewers on App and Play Store), the Goldstar app is the BEST version of Goldstar. I use it all the time.

But in the bigger picture, the arc is bending in one direction: Apps will be replaced soonish. We don’t exactly know what by, but we know they will be replaced. …

Check out the rest of Jim’s post: All Apps Are Trash.

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