Hybrid apps tend to get less attention than their native counterparts, but this app family has come a long way since its inception. Many companies have overlooked hybrid apps in the past, not realizing that today’s hybrid application can provide the same or greater level of functionality as your average native or web-based app. So, how can a new hybrid app enhance and elevate your business’ mobile strategy?
You’ve been involved in mobile app-related discussions for a few months and finally, it’s time to proceed towards development! But before you can go before the company’s leaders with a formal proposal and price estimate, you’re tasked with making an important decision: should you develop a native or a hybrid app?
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?
You’ve finally secured app funding, but now you’re confronted with a daunting question: “Should I develop for iOS, Android, or both?” It’s an issue you hadn’t considered so, naturally, you Google it. You discover that of the 432 million smartphones sold in the fourth quarter of 2016, 77 million ran iOS, while 352 million ran Android. But you also learn that not only are Apple apps, on average, more profitable, but a recent company survey revealed that a majority of your customers prefer iOS. Now you’re completely confused!
It’s been nine years since the Apple App Store made its debut, and eight since the ‘Android Market’, now Google Play Store, was launched. In less than a decade we’ve gone from flip phones with manual keyboards, to carrying around pocket-sized supercomputers with no need for a landline. Despite this previously incomprehensible leap in technology, there’s still a lot to learn and discuss – like the difference between native and hybrid apps, as well as what that really means in 2017. Read More
For many companies, a mobile app is an important step forward in building their business. Building an enterprise mobile app can be a boon for your business, but there are different ways to accomplish this goal, depending on your company’s needs. There are two types of mobile apps: native platform apps and hybrid apps. Each offers different features that can be used to a company’s advantage if implemented correctly. Here are some of the most important pros and cons of each system.