Devs rally against mobile web doorslams

Developer Zachary Forrest has chastised mobile sites that present doorslams rather than providing direct access to content.

In an article for Medium, titled The User’s Choice?, he noted how Tumblr’s entry screen provides you with the option to ‘Install Tumblr’, ‘Open the Tumblr app’ and ‘Use the web version’, with the first two entries appearing regardless of whether the Tumblr app’s already installed. “I’m using a browser. Of course I want the web version,” complained Forrest, adding that having already made the decision to go to in Safari. A choice had already been made that the site was apparently oblivious to.

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