Try our app, it's exactly like our website down to the pixel except for how it accesses your contacts, location, microphone, pictures and camera and it's not always nagging you to try our app.

@mhoye In fact the actual content is just a WebView of our website but with a slightly different User-Agent to hide the nagging.


2008: You're browsing our site on a smartphone? Use our mobile-specific site instead!

2013: We now have the same site for both desktop and mobile, a single place is easier!

2020: You're browsing our site on a smartphone? Use our app instead!

@faehnrich @mhoye 1998 you don't need a [windows] app, use a web browser for everything ....

@mhoye This is why I simply never go to some sites that I used to visit. The nag fills the screen with no obvious way out, but to kill the browser and start again.
Same with sites that Immediately want your email address before you even get a chance to read why you might like their website in the first place!
My phone has two 'apps'' that replace a website: email and mastodon. Better mobile experience.

@gemlog @mhoye @Mayana This is why third-party FOSS apps are often better than the user-hostile websites they replace. c.f. Reddit and NewPipe vs YouTube
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