Today, Google Play store has more than 3.5 million apps, and the App Store is home to over 2.2 million apps.It seems like every business has a mobile app. Even your local grocery shop may be getting into this action!
An app that gains you traction with customers can be a significant way to boost business. U.S. consumers now spend five hours a day on mobile devices. And 92 percent of that time is spent using apps. India has become the world’s fastest-growing market for mobile applications on both the Apple ioS and Google’s Android Play Store, beating US and China. The country also leads in the most number of mobile app downloads across both platforms according to app market data and insights company App Annie.
Before you begin building a mobile application for your business, have you identified what kind of mobile application you need?
Native Mobile Apps
A native mobile app is a smartphone application that is coded in a specific programming language, making it compatible to work seamlessly on a device. While for iOS , Objective C is used, Java is used for for Android operating systems. Users download the apps from the respective app store to use it. If your business requirement needs to access any/all of the hardware features of the smartphone, it is best to go with a native mobile application.
Progressive Web Apps
A Progressive Web App (PWA) is a web app that uses modern web capabilities to deliver an app-like experience to users. These apps meet certain requirements (see below), are deployed to servers, accessible through URLs, and indexed by search engines. Find out more about PWAs here.
Hybrid Mobile Apps
Hybrid mobile applications combines elements of both native and Web applications. Native applications are developed for a specific platform and installed on a computing device. The will include modules that are natively built and installed on the device along with certain web application modules packaged within. While the biggest advantage of making a hybrid app is that we don’t need to code separately for iOS, Android, and Windows, if the use case does not fit the solution it can result in a bumpy user experience and functionality. For this reason, a project case must be thoroughly studied and evaluated before going with hybrid apps.
Just one of our recent projects
A challenging project involving spatial intelligence and location technology.
We are in the final stages of a challenging but immensely satisfying project for the movie industry, where the suite of applications needed to work on complex location technology to power the spatial intelligence which forms the core of the said product. Here is a teaser to one of the screens of the application. The project involved a suite of applications including ios, android and a web application.