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However, I ran into some serious problems recently trying to market MoneyPhone. Launched as a web application at the URL https://moneyphone.app, people didn’t really seem to understand what a web app is. Is it a website? Or is it an app? People just didn’t seem to care or understand. However, this upcoming week I plan on solving this problem by packaging the app up as a hybrid application using Adobe PhoneGap (or Apache Cordova) and publishing it on the Google Play Store, and the App Store at some point as well.
But all of this web-dev stuff has left me with a little imposter syndrome as of late. So is this thing really an app? Or am I just some poser bundling his ‘website’ up with a wrapper, putting it on the App Store, and calling himself a developer? Possibly.
UPDATE (6/23/2019): Since I don’t actually use Slack, I’m not sure how popular the electron version of Slack is. Maybe what really took off was their web app, and they just also happened to release an electron based version for Desktop as well. But never let the truth get in the way of a good story 😉