Mobile App Development
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Traversing mammoth distances of technological advancements, we are now in a go-mobile epoch in which virtually everything is fast becoming available on mobile devices.
The online domain is fast slipping from Web to Smart Devices, mobile applications having afforded virtually all browsing experience of shopping, playing, uploading, posting, viewing … to the very finger tips of their users, confined within handy devices they can carry anywhere.
The frequent use of mobile applications due to their ready accessibility to their users’ ensures they get used to them much like your favorite ice cream from round the corner of which you just can’t have enough.
With the advent of social media in our routines, mobile applications have further earned fame in the world of mobile technology. Businesses from across the globe are using mobile apps to aggrandize their promotion and reach the masses exponentially and in proportions unheard of.
Not this alone, the plummeting prices of mobile phones have resulted in even more demand for mobile applications across all domains prevalent. The enormous scope of mobile applications cannot surely be overlooked by almost any business today.
Customers today are on the move and they’re using mobile application platforms to get there. Whether they use mobile phones, tablets, or other mobile devices they have all the information they need. Mobile apps are critical to your business because businesses are being accessed more and more through mobile phones and other hand held devices. Any business without a mobile app for their customers is set to lose a big segment of their potential customers. And that segment will only expand with time.
Given that big Internet players have started transitioning from a web-based presence to a mobile-based presence, it is a clear enough signal as to where the masses are drifting and your customers are among those masses.
Assuming this preamble has succinctly established the importance of a mobile app to your business; let us tell you how we are in the picture and some basics of what a mobile app is all about. It won’t be overwhelming or too technical but only to demystify mobile development so you know it isn’t something you can’t ask your developers questions about.
We are an experienced mobile development company. Our team of experts skilled in contemporary mobile technologies can develop mobile applications that fit pertinently into any business model in any sphere of activity.
iPhone, Android, Windows, Symbian or any, we have tried our hand at all and have done impressive work for our clients delivering them neat, professional, visually appealing mobile applications.
The range of app development we have undertaken covers complex enterprise level apps to social networking apps to games. We deliver engaging apps that users like to launch on their mobiles for their visual appeal alone if not for using them for their intended purpose.
Our experienced mobile programmers are experts in undertaking app development in multiple platforms. We do iOS, Android and Windows.
Coming to technical part, a mobile App is a downloadable application designed to run from within your handheld devices such as iphones, ipads, tablets etc. In fact all mobile devices come with certain preinstalled apps to start with. A calculator or a compass or messenger on your brand new device would be examples of preinstalled apps.
There are two types of Apps.
Native Apps use native controls. That is they use the controls of your device itself and blend very well into the visual environment of your device.
A native app is operating system specific. That is they are built for certain operating systems and will not run on devices with other operating systems. There are particular languages for native app development written in which the Apps will run only on the operating systems that support them. For example a native iOS App will only run on devices that have the operating system Mac OS X. Devices with other operating systems will be unable to install the app.
Even the languages and tools used to develop native apps are specific to them. Like, to develop a native iOS App, you may use iOS 7 SDK and Xcode 8.0 frameworks that support only two languages: Objective C and Swift.
The resultant App will only run on devices with Mac OS X.
There are similar OS specific app development SDK and languages for native Android development. For example frameworks Phonegap and HTML5. An Android native app will not run on Mac OS X.
Hybrid Apps on the other hand are able to run on Mac OS X, Android or Windows OS. So you will only need one hybrid app as opposed to three native apps if you wanted your app available for most of the devices.
Sounds like Hybrid Apps are a huge advantage over Native Apps, isn’t it?
No they are not.
Native apps are always better than Hybrid apps because they (native apps) use the control of your devices and are device-OS friendly since they are written in OS supported languages. They are visually far better too because they also make use of native visual controls like Sprite kit.
In Hybrid Apps on the other hand, a single code is written and fine-tuned to run on different operating systems. This naturally calls for much R&D, debugging and testing. Hybrid apps not only consume more development time but also suffer more crashes vis-à-vis their native counterpart. They are also less secure. Another drawback is that hybrid apps may have to be redeveloped, fully or partially as the case may be, on version change of the operating system of the device.
It is therefore a norm in mobile development that complex app may never be done hybrid. Reason being that complex hybrid apps are very likely to be bug ridden if they are going to be developed for three different operating systems.
Hybrid apps are a better solution when the functionality is simple and features are less. Let’s say a simple app that tosses a coin and shows head-tail probability.
However, Hybrid apps may have an advantage where you require a particular functionality and none of the available OS provide controls for it. You shall then have no other choice but to go in for hybrid development.
Hope we have been able to convey useful insights into mobile app development. Feel free to avail our free consultation or ask us to assess your mobile app project.
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