Mobile apps are the new websites. 20 years ago, when the web was new, corporate intranets were like the Wild West. Any department with the necessary time, energy and skills could launch a website. Today corporations are building employee-facing mobile apps with the same gusto. We build portals at Base22, so an inevitable question is how do all these apps fit in with the portal strategy? It's a great question. As always, let's look at it first from the user's perspective. What should I expect from an app, and what should I expect from a portal.