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Types of mobile apps that developers create

Types of mobile apps that developers create

TEDMOB | 26, Apr 2022

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By TEDMOB: “Mobile Apps development Company in Lebanon”



Types of mobile apps that developers create:

There are five major development approaches when building mobile applications

  1. Native Mobile Applications
  2. Cross-Platform Native Mobile Applications
  3. Hybrid Mobile Applications
  4. Rapid Mobile App Development
  5. Progressive Web Applications


Each of these techniques to mobile app development has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Developers assess the desired user experience, computational resources and native features required by the app, development budget, time targets, and resources available to maintain the app when deciding on the best development method for their projects.



1-     Native app development is the use of platform-specific programming languages, software development kits, and development environments offered by the OS providers. In other words, if you are planning an app for iOS and Android, these apps will be developed separately for each platform with the use of completely different technology stacks.

This method has a lot of advantages and is still the most popular among mobile app developers. To begin with, native apps support all of the platform's capabilities as well as supported devices. At the same time, you may leverage native features to build a unique user experience and ensure that each OS user feels at ease. Native apps also have better performance and responsiveness.

Advantages:

  • Overall, native apps have the best performance
  • Platform-specific UI implementation
  • 100% support of OS features
  • Total access to hardware-related features
  • Clear app update path and supported toolset
  • Native apps are highly reliable, secure, and responsive
  • More Secure & Performant


2-     A cross-platform mobile application is one that can run on multiple systems. The cross-platform strategy is a suitable alternative to native development because it eliminates the need to design different apps for each mobile device. In other words, this notion enables the simultaneous delivery of apps across many platforms using languages and tools other than Google and Apple's native toolsets.

Developers who take this approach employ JavaScript or.NET/C#-based cross-platform frameworks and tools. As a result, if you choose a cross-platform strategy – whether for an iOS, Android, or Web app – you only need one team with the same expertise across all platforms. Furthermore, if you need to release all of your apps at once, you can do it without sacrificing team size or timetable.

Advantages:

·        Uniformity across all platforms

·        Effective for budget control or low funding

·        Fast time to market


3-     Hybrid application development is a type of cross-platform development. The application core is written using conventional web technologies and tools such as JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5, and then executed within a native shell in this development style. The hybrid development technique produces apps that have the speed of a standard online application and the user experience of any form of native mobile app. Notably, the usage of a single code base allows for cross-platform deployment, decreasing costs when compared to native programs. Finally, hybrid apps with hardware-dependent functionality have access to native platform libraries and device hardware components.

Advantages:

·        Single development team

·        Short time to market

·        Lower cost of development



4-     The Rapid Mobile App Development approach is used to develop cross-platform applications in a short time. It involves the usage of specific code-free or low-code development tools to program simple apps for various business solutions.

To start with, this approach is very similar to rapid application development methodology based on little panning, initial prototyping, recyclable software components, and the use of the adaptive process

Advantages:

·        Little investment ratio to ROI

·        Low complexity in the development process

·        Fits multiple projects types

·        Low-code/no-code development

·        Developers require little or no experience

·        Reusable code base


5-     Progressive Web Applications, the final type of development strategy, are not mobile apps, but they have a comparable look and feel to native apps. They are online apps designed specifically for mobile users, featuring a flexible and user-friendly interface. A user is under no obligation to download the generated application from an app store. Progressive web apps work without a browser and can be installed on any mobile or desktop device's home screen. The beauty of this is that they've been designed to be responsive and connect on their own.

Because you need a browser vendor APIs to access mobile hardware functions, they have the disadvantage of being constrained in implementation with their browser hidden away.

Advantages:

  • Easy app maintenance
  • The use of a single codebase
  • Mobile-friendly UI



App development process:

Regardless of the type of project you want to bring to life, the app development process has six key steps. Breaking the project down into these simple steps will help you develop your app quickly and efficiently.


  • Idea: When brainstorming app ideas, put some research into answering a few questions about it. What problem does this app solve? Who is the target audience? Why are these features important? Do your competitors have similar apps.
  • Design: Next you’ll design a user interface (UI) and to navigate the user through the app and make it easy to follow.
  • Development: During this stage you’ll write the code for your app, develop the code and start preliminary testing.
  • Testing: By testing your app, you’ll determine its quality, any malfunctions and what you can improve.
  • Launch: Once your app is bug-free and ready to go, you can publish it on marketplaces like the Apple App Store and Google Play.
  • Marketing: Create a marketing strategy to get users to download your app and give you feedback on how to improve user engagement.

 

 

Conclusion:

In today’s world, there are several items that make our daily lives simpler and easier. One of them is the invention of smartphones and mobile apps.

Each company is eventually facing the question “which is better native or hybrid app?” We suggest changing the question for “what fits better your company?”


Since hybrid and native apps have their strengths and weaknesses as well as different companies have different objectives, budget and time restrictions, marketing strategies, and business life cycle stages.

If you want to expand your business and have a long-term consumer involvement, then developing a good & secure mobile app is a good idea.


However, establishing a solid mobile app isn’t as simple as it appears, and you’ll need to work with a skilled mobile app development company like TEDMOB in Lebanon.

In the long run, the secure, fast, and performant mobile app with your brand name and items will undoubtedly provide you with the wings of success.


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