What You Must Know Before Developing A Mobile App

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So you have decided to develop a mobile app for the betterment of your business. Now you want to know, quick and sure, what the app options are, and their plus and minus points – so that you choose the one best suited for you.

Relax. We are experienced in such situations long and deep enough to supply you with all that you need to know, so as to take the decisive steps right.

Know the Main Types of Mobile Apps

There are three basic types of Mobile Apps, known as

  • Web App
  • Native App

and

  • Hybrid App

Know the Essential Features of the Main Kinds of Mobile Apps

Web Apps are, essentially, websites which seem like Native Apps. Web servers host web apps. Users need to interact with web apps via a web browser.

Plus points of Web Apps:

  • Simple to build
  • Simple to maintain
  • Not expensive
  • Never occupy storage on the user’s device
  • No need to download them from app stores
  • Load in browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Safari

Minus Points of Web Apps:

  • Require web browsers
  • Do not leverage device utilities
  • Not as interactive and intuitive as Native Apps
  • Much slower in comparison with Native Apps

Native Apps, always built for individual platforms, are written in languages that can be accepted by the platforms that they are built for. For example, for Android apps the language can be Kotlin or Java, whereas for iOS apps it can be Objective-C or Swift.

Plus points of Native Apps:

  • Best performance
  • Good User Experience
  • Fast and responsive
  • Distributed in app stores
  • Intuitive user input / output
  • Internet connection may / may not be required

Minus Points of Native Apps:

  • Require very experienced developers
  • Need a long time to develop
  • More expensive to develop when compared to other app options
  • Not recommended for very simple apps

Hybrid Apps are, as the name suggests, a combination of Web Apps and Native Apps. The two parts of Hybrid Apps are the back-end code, and the native shell. The native shell can be downloaded. It can load the code by using a web-view.

Plus points of Hybrid Apps:

  • A lot less expensive than Native Apps
  • Developed quicker than a Native App
  • One app suffices for all platforms
  • Leverage device APIs
  • Do not require a browser

Minus Points of Hybrid Apps:

  • Much slower than Native Apps
  • More expensive than Web Apps
  • Difficult to fix bugs
  • Do not have the full capability of a Native App

We understand how and why selecting the right kind of mobile app development is the fundamental part of your mobile strategy, on which would develop the future of your business goals.

Knowing the pros and cons of each kind of mobile app, prior to selecting one to develop your business with, is of the greatest importance.

No need for you to worry, though. We, at Ascentspark, can provide you with every information and solution that you might require – simply contact us for a free consultation on mobile apps.

Posted in Android, Articles, iOS, Mobile App Development, Programming on Jul 26, 2019.

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