Developers need to create a website to get their product out there, and the best sites do this in a way that allows the site to flourish.
The problem is that some sites are built to be “mobile first,” meaning they use the internet for the purpose of viewing content instead of the actual content.
But even those sites don’t always deliver.
Some sites just aren’t built for mobile devices, or don’t do it at all.
For example, you can use Airbnb for your home but not on your smartphone, and Home Away for your bedroom.
Here are some of the worst websites for mobile sites.1.
Airbnb: HomeAways mobile site is built for a desktop browser.2.
HomeAaway: A home for vacation rentals.3.
Amazon.com: This website will let you shop for things on Amazon, but the interface isn’t designed to support multiple devices.4.
TripAdvisor: This is the home of travel reviews.5.
TripHop: It’s hard to be a trip planner without having a good app, but this app is lacking on the mobile front.6.
TripCity: This mobile site isn’t built to support mobile devices.7.
Travelocity: This site has some really good mobile functionality, but it’s just not built for the device that you use to access it.8.
Tilt: A travel booking app that does all of the above, but not for the iPhone or iPad.9.
Expedia: Expedia’s mobile app is a huge success for its iPhone app, and it’s a great way to view hotels.
However, Expedia doesn’t do much to make its mobile app even more mobile friendly.10.
Booking.com.au: This company is good for booking travel and is built to take advantage of the iPhone’s multitasking capabilities.
But the app doesn’t look or feel good on the iPhone.11.
Travelodge: Travelodge is an app that provides a way to book hotels in different cities, but you can’t book a hotel from anywhere in the world.12.
Hotels.com (formerly Hotelsdirect): This site is pretty good for bookings, but no way to search for a hotel, search for hotels, or view reviews of hotels.13.
TripIt: The best travel app available, but TripIt doesn’t provide a great mobile experience.14.
TripHood: TripHoot, a company that helps you book flights, has a decent mobile app, though it’s not built to work with the iPhone and iPad.15.
TripMogul: This app offers a great travel experience, but if you use it for the iPad, you have to download a separate app to access the iPad’s built-in features.16.
Airbnb.com and Airbnb are great mobile apps, but neither offers a mobile-friendly mobile experience, and neither offers search functions for booking flights.17.
Trip Advisor: Trip Advisor has a mobile app that’s good for finding hotels and reviews, but doesn’t work well for searching for hotels or reviews.18.
TripNest: TripNests doesn’t offer search functionality for booking hotels, but its mobile-only interface does work well.19.
TripGuru: TripGurus has an excellent mobile app for booking vacation rentals, but there’s not much to use it to do.20.
TripPlanner: TripPlanners mobile app isn’t very good, but that’s not really a problem because the app does offer a great experience.21.
TripCouch: TripCouches mobile app doesn�t work well on the iPad.22.
TripHub: TripHub is a good mobile app with great search functionality, and a good experience for booking hotel reservations.23.
Travelroutes: Travelrouts mobile app lacks search functionality.24.
TripUpdates: TripUpups mobile app provides a good way to check out travel deals, but I found the app to be too clunky for my tastes.25.
TripCheck: TripCheck does not support the iPad and doesn’t have search functionality at all for hotels.26.
TravelMoguls mobile app does not work well, and has poor design.27.
TripBooking.net: TripBookings mobile app has a nice mobile interface, but nothing for finding a hotel.28.
TripBin: TripBins mobile app uses the iPhone for navigation and is very useful for checking out flights and hotel deals.29.
TripLive: TripLive doesn’t support the iPhone, but is great for staying connected with your friends and family.30.
TripMe: TripMe has a great interface for booking flight reservations and hotels, and is great to use for finding travel deals.31.
TripNetwork: TripNetwork does a good job of finding travel plans, but fails to offer search functions.32.
TripMysteries: TripMysters mobile app only