Originally Posted by Rcoleman25
I am creating a website which uses a database for posting, search, etc. and have thought about creating an app for it. Now I'm realizing instead of creating a full blown app I can just create a scaled down mobile version of my website. Would that be a better/cheaper option than app creation?
Also, I need to be able to track the location for some of my customers, can that be done over the website when they login from their phones or do I need an app for that?
First point: Instead of choosing either/or regarding website and app, you can go the route of responsive web design. Google it and you'll see it's all about designing a site for multiple screen sizes rather than locking into a set width.
Second point: I don't think web has that capability yet. The equipment needed will have to be external to the site and plugged in, or you'll have to get the user to select something online personally. Of course, plenty of smartphones have this capability built in; designing such a thing will take an experienced developer.