Request For Quote!


Please leave this field empty.

Max Size 5 MB

captcha

×

Hire Dedicated Developers

Please leave this field empty.

Max Size 5 MB

captcha

×

Hire Dedicated Developers

Please leave this field empty.

captcha

×

Talk to Our Experts Now

Please leave this field empty.

Max Size 5 MB

captcha

×

Request a Call Back Now

Please leave this field empty.

Max Size 5 MB

captcha

×

Request For Quote!


Please leave this field empty.

Max Size 5 MB

captcha

×

Request a Call Back

Please leave this field empty.

captcha

×
Native App Development or Cross Platform? What should you choose?

Native App Development or Cross Platform? What should you choose?

Much of our day-to-day living would not now be possible without the development of apps. From booking concert tickets and train travel, to changing the heat settings in your home, apps are used today to complete a wide range of everyday tasks.

The complexity of apps today, therefore, means that they have to be designed, constructed and developed in a bulletproof way. There are many ways of doing this, but the rise of cross platform application development frameworks and improvements in native development techniques and customisation means that mobile landscape is now more complicated than ever. It can be tricky to decide which type of development method to use – in this article we will look at both native mobile app development and cross platform app development, weighing up the differences between them and how you can make either work for your app design.

Difference between native and cross platform application development

  • Native app development is a platform specific development – designed and built specially for that particular operating system or platform. With the advent of Google’s Material Design, new iOS 7 designs standards and a tendency among many developers to go native, this type of app development is on the rise.
  • A cross platform app is developed and designed to work on a number of different platforms in one go- The major advantages of cross-platform tools like PhoneGap, Appcelerator and more is that they support coding in different languages and offer platform independence, thereby cutting development costs.

Native development

There are a few good reasons people will choose to use native development for their apps – and some distinct advantages to this way of thinking. These include the code structure – in native code will generally run quicker and be faster to load. In addition to this, new features of the code itself and the general development of the app are far easier integrated into the existing platform – ensuring new features are introduced within the app’s lifecycle.

One other thing to bear in mind is with native development, Android and iOS apps are encouraged to be different. Of course, the UX is different on both platforms, so it goes without saying that with a native app, a developer can tailor the mobile development to suit what users of each operating system would prefer. Styles and different tastes and catered for to a far greater extent using native development.

Native development’s drawbacks, however, are generally concerned with development time and the amount of money required to be invested in initial development.

Cross platform Apps Development

A different way of working is look towards cross platform development – ensuring that users of all operating systems will be able to view your app in the same way. There are many reasons people are drawn to this – from the reduced initial development cost to the relatively minimal coding and simple business logic within the app itself.

If you are developing apps with a broad appeal, , it makes sense to use a cross platform approach to ensure you are reaching a broad spectrum of your audience and you can appeal to people using all types of operating systems. A uniform look and feel, in this instance, is preferred and the fact you don’t necessarily have to create niche marketing messages can reduce costs and time from a promotion point of view, too.

The downside is cross platform development reduces flexibility inherent in today’s operating systems – looking for commonality may undermine the performance and success of your development.

So which is better?

You have to look carefully at your needs when you’re developing an app and choosing how to design and build it. The reality is that both approaches are equally valid – and it may be that the reduced time and cost, as well as the greater reach cross platform development provides, means this may be the way to go.

With this in mind, it’s fair to say that a cross platform approach is better suited to smaller businesses or those who want a lightweight app to fulfill their mobile strategy. Moving on, at possibly a later date, to native, means a greater degree of customisation is possible and it will also provide more adept at handling complex workflows.

Conclusion

CrossPlatform_Vs_Native_Apps_Development
Finding a ‘one size fits all’ approach to app development is hard – there may be no easy answer but you should think about the objectives of your app first before you proceed. Researching and understanding your audience and what they’re looking for, is key to the process and you should spend time on this stage before you start design or development stages. You should ensure you contact an app development specialist before you embark on this process if you are unsure as to the steps you should take.

Android 5.0 Lollipop – Fresh Design, Features and More!

Google is known for setting new trends in the mobile technology. And with the latest release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has introduced quite a many trends in the mobile technology. The latest update of the new operating system, which was announced for the first time in June, is now available for the developers. And, we are loving the new OS! We think that Android 5.0 Lollipop will give a tough competition to other mobile operating systems. In this blog post we will tell everything new and refreshing Android 5.0 Lollipop has to offer.

The first and the most obvious change we found in the updated OS are the fresh aesthetics. Everything from setup menu to the app drawer, notification shade, animation and icons looks new and pleasing. The significant shift in the design will be evident on Nexus devices because most of the manufacturers use custom skins to change the look of the operating system. Another feature worthy to notice here is the dynamic new touch experience you will see on your Android device in the form of a transparent gray shading on the screens that moves as you move your fingers on the screen. The Material Design makes the new Android look fabulously refreshing without losing the familiar Android experience that we all are pretty used to.

Another significant change we noticed in is in the way the notifications panel functions in the new Android 5.0 Lollipop. So, you can now view and respond to messages directly from your lock screen. Incoming calls won’t interrupt what you are doing on your device. You will enjoy the freedom to choose to answer a call or ignore it to continue doing what you are doing. You also have the freedom to hide sensitive content and prioritize or turn-off the app notifications completely.

The new Android OS comes with a longer battery life. The battery saver features now extend the time for which the devise can still be in use by 90 long minutes. When you charge the device, you will be notified about the estimated time left to fully charge the device as well as the estimated time left on your device before you charge it again.

Keeping your stuff safe and sound will become easier with Android 5.0 Lollipop. The new devices will come with encryption automatically turned on for protecting the data stored in any lost or stolen devices. SELinux will keep a close check on applications against possible vulnerabilities and malware.

Another feature added to the new OS is the device sharing feature. Just like iOS 8, the Android users will be able to enjoy more flexible sharing with family and friends. You can choose what you want and the information that you want to share with your friends and family when sharing your device with them. Screen pinning will make that possible.

There are many more exciting features that are still to be explored in the new Android 5.0 Lollipop. Wait for the final release for your smartphone devices and we are sure you will be surprised with the new updated OS. Till then just wait and read all about it!