There are a wide range of reasons to make an app: perhaps you see a requirement for a business app, possibly you simply have an incredible idea. However, paying little mind to the reason, you still have to start at the beginning. What are your choices with regards to mobile app development technology? In the first place you need to choose what kind of app works best for you: native, hybrid or web.
Native mobile apps:
Native mobile apps are likely what ring a bell when you consider apps. A native app is one that is created to be “native” to a particular platform: Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android and Windows Phone. The primary favorable position of a native app is that it advances the customer experience; the app will work more quickly because it’s been planned particularly for that stage.
The foremost disadvantage? If you wish to assemble and launch your app on more than one stage, you need to begin from scratch. Let’s discuss every stage separately:
In order to build an app for Apple’s iOS, your designer should use the Objective-C language—one of the hardest programming languages to ace, even for experts having loads of experience.
Working for Android requires Java. Java is a more typical language than Objective-C and has has less of a learning curve, so it’s not as complicated to find professional designers
Windows Phone, while still more mainstream than BlackBerry, is back in third place. However, it’s strongly bolstered by Microsoft and is especially worth considering if building an undertaking app. Apps for Windows Phone are made using the C# or VB.NET languages.
Hybrid mobile apps:
What makes an app a hybrid? A hybrid app can be introduced on a device like a native app can, however it runs by means of a web program. These apps are constructed using a HTML5.
In 2012, HTML5 appeared to be the eventual fate of mobile; driving organizations like Facebook, LinkedIn and Xero had hopped in and it was getting a considerable measure of consideration. The most recent year, however, has seen a considerable lot of these organizations dump their current HTML5 apps and begin again with native apps.
The explanations behind this are straightforward—these hybrid apps are not as quick, dependable or smooth as native apps.
So when is hybrid still a decent alternative? In the event that your app will primarily convey content, and if it’s critical to the business result for the app to be cross-platform, you should still consider it.
There are actually three types of web apps: traditional, responsive and adaptive.
Traditional web apps include any website. In any case, what are responsive and versatile web apps?
A responsive web app goes up against an alternate design when it’s opened on a mobile device, modifying its plan to suit the device it is seen on.
A versatile web app, conversely, doesn’t change its design. It will show a similar design, yet will modify it to fit the diverse screen size of a mobile device.
The greatest advantage of web apps is that they are built using the most prominent programming languages—so designer ability is promptly accessible. However, a responsive web app has two important disadvantages:
- It can’t use any equipment on a device (i.e. an iPhone’s camera)
- Its “discoverability” will be lessened on the grounds that it won’t be in any app stores.