We have a web mapping application (front end is all Flex) that has been designed with the keyboard and mouse in mind.
It is similar to a desktop based app, (think Photoshop) with toolbars, tables, forms, yes/no buttons, sliders, checkboxes, etc.
The mobile trend also means our clients now want the option to access our application from their mobile devices (not yet done research into the specifics here, but touch based devices, especially tablets & iPads). I also understand that Flex-Mobile does cover a lot of different devices.
We were discussing a mock-up for a GUI change the other day, and it was raised on if we should be considering designing the interface more for both keyboard/mouse users and touch, or if we should be building a separate front-end for our touch based users.
What considerations should I be taking into account here, as I would like to put together a well-informed case to the Product Owner on which path to take.
I think that it will need to be a separate front-end. I was just about to use the analogy of 'imagine using Photoshop on an iPad' and found they have a separate app for that.