Progressive web apps—or PWAs—can be useful in certain business cases, but how do they compare to traditional mobile apps? The question of PWAs vs mobile apps is becoming an increasingly common one amongst business owners, company leaders and others who are considering a new app. So, what are the similarities and differences between PWAs and mobile apps and how can they impact functionality and user experience?
Some are calling progressive web apps, or PWAs, the apps of the future. But what are these apps, how are they unique and why should you care? Well, it has been theorized that progressive web apps will gradually overtake the traditional mobile app. Others believe progressive web apps could simply be just one more engagement tool available to companies; a tool that sits alongside traditional apps and websites, rather than replacing them. Whatever your opinion is on the future of PWAs, one thing is clear: these “apps” are worth considering as you develop your company’s digital presence.
Over the past couple years, your company has accrued lots of IoT-enabled equipment. And while you’re managing each of those items individually over WiFi, there is a world of difference between WiFi and a true IoT network. At the end of the day, you’re falling short of your full potential.
You’re tasked with researching the best features for your company’s new mobile app, and as you work, you repeatedly encounter the same term: smart app. The label of “smart” has been applied to lots of different technology in recent years, from smartphones to smart homes to smart cars and now, smart apps. But what is a smart mobile app and how do you know if you need one?
Fifty percent. That’s how much you could save in terms of time and money if you opt to develop a hybrid app, which can take the place of two native mobile apps since hybrid apps are compatible with both iOS and Android devices. With some applications carrying a price tag of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, the savings hybrid apps provide can be significant. But, have you carefully considered the many hybrid mobile app advantages and disadvantages?
Remember when artificial intelligence (AI) was the stuff of science fiction? Not long ago, AI was a cool and novel technology that seemed to dwell in the distant future. But today, AI is part of the mainstream, with virtual assistants and other AI technology included on nearly every modern mobile device.
As processing power increases, we’re seeing tremendous growth in the realm of predictive analytics. Predictions of future outcomes are developed using historical data, statistical data, predictive modeling and even artificial intelligence or machine learning in the case of more sophisticated PA platforms.
Mobile apps are no longer the exclusive domain of the most mainstream brands and the largest multinational corporations. Some predict that by the end of 2017, as many as half of all small businesses will have an app. For many, this translates into a consumer-facing B2C app, while for other companies, this will lead to the creation of a B2B or enterprise application.
You’re finally starting development on that long-awaited mobile app when you receive a call from the lead developer. It seems there’s a problem with your specs. He informs you that if you move forward with ads in your push notifications, then your app will be rejected from the Google Play App Store. This would be disastrous because the app store is the primary access point to your app!
After months spent planning your company’s app development project, you’ve finally received the green light to proceed. But after speaking with some development companies, you’ve discovered that the cost and timeframe of the project will depend on the application’s specs. Now, you’re tasked with determining exactly which features and functions to include; only then can you get an accurate price quote and timeframe.