Today, mobile applications have become an important part of every organization’s because Mobile Application helps to reach more customer, increase productivity of business, publicity, sales, branding as well as revenue of the business through mobile channels.

Mobile applications are high in demand with the increase in use of mobile. But the adoption of the right technology is also a must with right approaches and strategies for developing the mobile application. Before starting with code development, both parties have to select the most suitable technologies, platforms, frameworks and tools for the application.

To make your mobile application development project rewarding and successful, choosing the right mobile technology is important according to design, structure, architecture, features, and functional requirements of the mobile application.

To build a robust mobile app in terms of scalability and performance, you need to make smarter decisions related to the below technology aspects and for selecting suitable and cost-effective tech stack for their mobile apps.

  • Front-end (Client Side): The interface on which users interact with the user.
  • Backend (Server Side): Backend concern with building the actual logic behind the application they are working on.

 

Approaches of Mobile Application Development

Native application development

The native mobile application is the approach of the mobile application development using platform-specific programming languages, software development kits, development environments and other tools provided by operating system vendors.

Native mobile apps created for a specific mobile operating system (like Objective-C or Swift for iOS vs. Java for Android) are developed using the native language of that platform (such as Google’s Java-based “Android” or Apple’s Objective C “iOS”). The applications have access to all of the device’s capabilities and functionalities since they use the native SDK for an application.

An advantage of Native Mobile application development

  • The native app is fast and responsive because they are built for the specific platform. 
  • Easily available on the app store (Google Store, App Store)
  • The applications have access to all of the devices. These applications provide the highest UX factor compared to other types of application development.
  • Internet connection is not required. Although, it depends on the functionality. 
  • Better user experience. 
  • They are more interactive, intuitive and run much smoother in terms of user input and output.

Hybrid Application Development

Hybrid apps work across platforms and behave like native apps. A hybrid app is a combination of a native app and a web app. These types of apps use back-end code built using languages with Javascript, HTML and CSS and run in Webview. To create a native-like interface for every platform, you can use technologies like PhoneGap or Ionic, which we’ll explore further.

Hybrid uses WebView – platform-specific components used to display web content directly inside an application instead of a standard browser (Safari or Chrome).

Cross-platform Mobile Development

Cross-platform mobile development is the creation of software applications that are compatible with multiple mobile operating systems. Unlike hybrid development that combines both native and Web components, the cross-platform technique involves using non-web and standalone tools. The most popular solutions for cross-platform development include Xamarin and React Native generate close to native UI.

 

Approach for the mobile application development should be quick, responsive, and reliable. As users are demanding more from mobile experiences, it’s important to keep up with their changing demands. Whichever app you decide to build and the variety of app types, ranging from Native apps to Cross Platforms and Hybrid Apps.

 

  • How fast you need the app
  • The quality of the user experience you want from you app
  • The complexity of the features you need for your app to work
  • Your budget

 

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