Nearly 50% of small businesses indicate they plan to have a mobile app within the next few years, but 30% of the companies still have no intention to do so, according to a new survey of 352 small business owners in the U.S. by Clutch, an app development research firm.

"Many small businesses don't even consider building a mobile app, but this is changing fast, with more and more traffic coming from mobile devices," said Viktor Marohnic, CEO of the mobile app creator Shoutem. "Three years ago, a small business might see 10% of its total traffic coming from mobile, but right now it's closer to 70%. Within the next couple of years, a shift to a mobile app or a mobile-friendly site will become obvious."

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