I heard the decision criteria from one mobile app developer last night. The criteria he’s presenting is that any city with a population over a certain number (think he used 200,000) should split up the apps to single use/focus. Not sure this is a great way to make the decision, certainly simple, but it was interesting that this might be how it’s being presented to cities.
Seems so far that in the case of mobile apps that the narrow focus on key task is the preferred model, but that some common look and feel might be beneficial. Maybe that’s another question… what sort of guidelines should a governement put around look & feel for mobile apps? Will too many take away from flexibility based on subject matter, and too little leave room to impact the “brand”?