Feature Pack 4 or later

Smart phone and tablet starter stores feature matrix

The smart phone and tablet starter stores feature matrix outlines what features are available for each mobile platform.

Smart phone and tablet starter stores feature matrix
Flow Feature Mobile Web Native Application Hybrid Application
Smart phone Tablet Android native Android hybrid
Starter store flows Store locator
Stock locator
Buy online, pickup in-store
Buy online, ship to address
Product compare
User registration
Persistent sessions (remember me)
Personal information
Mobile subscriptions (notification preferences)
Address book
Single shopping list
Multiple shopping lists
SEO-friendly URLs
Password retrieval
Device-specific flows Store locator integration
Address book integration
Barcode scanner integration
Device orientation resizing
Voice search
WebSphere Commerce search flows Keyword suggestions
Brand suggestions
Category suggestions
Article suggestions
Search history
Spell check/correction
Search rules
Search term associations
Location-based services flows Check-in

Trade-offs associated with deploying mobile starter stores

Consider the following table when deciding the cost-benefits between which smart phone and tablet starter stores to deploy:
Cost-benefits between starter store deployments
Mobile Web Native application
Richness of mobile presentation and services Low ✓ High
Maintenance cost: Total Cost of Implementation (TCOI) ✓ Low High
Portability (multiple devices support) ✓ High Low
Note: Hybrid applications take advantage of both the Total Cost of Implementation (TCOI) and portability benefits of the mobile Web, and the rich presentation and device-specific functionality provided by fully native applications.