It’s a common dilemma: Do you develop a native app that will only work on one platform or a hybrid app that plays well with multiple platforms and devices? While a hybrid app reaches more users in one fell swoop, in the past, the performance and user experience could be lacking. Hybrid apps used to cause a learning curve for mobile development teams that only had experience with native environments. Read More
Hybrid mobile app security is a concern for many developers, as these apps may require extra work to protect them. However, the effort is well worth it. After all, hybrid apps are more beneficial to a company’s bottom line because they help businesses cast a wider net, allowing both Android and iOS users to enjoy their app. Developing a single hybrid app is also quicker and more cost-effective than developing native apps for Android and iOS individually.
One of the ongoing questions in the app development world is whether it’s better to develop an app for Android or iOS. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so it’s wise to carefully consider your specific situation.
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?
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
Mobile devices are no longer the cool new gadget; they’re the technology standard. While some organizations have limited their focus to a single mobile OS, the reality is that an ever-expanding variety of devices and operating systems must work together seamlessly to get work done. Consider the following benefits and pitfalls of cross-platform mobile app development. Read More