How to make use of the native tools already provided on each platform for app development.
- Better Performance because of phone hardware access.
- Better Distribution via a Relevant Mobile App Store.
- Full Access to all Native Features.
- Better Monetization via Built-in Features in App Store (one-click payments, etc.).
- Simpler Development via Platform SDKs.
- Because developers have to build totally separate apps for each individual platform the costs and the time for app development melbourne rise drastically.
- Due to the fragmentation within the app ecosystem there are high maintenance costs and upgrade costs.
- Lower overall revenue because 30% of it goes toward app store fees.
Cross Platform Framework & Tools:
There are several different vendors providing frameworks or tools that will work across multiple platforms. They will still allow access to native features.
Pros – Allows access to most of the native features without having to rewrite an app for viewing on multiple platforms.
Cons – Requires developers to commit to and learn a framework. Being locked in to a vendor can be a bit concerning. You might need to take the ‘least common denominator’ type of approach as opposed to using the best available features on each individual platform.
- You only have to build a hybrid app once and it will run across multiple devices.
- All necessary skills are well established within the market already. You can also share skills and code across mobile and Web apps.
- HTML5 apps are basically platform independent. That means they’ll work on all phone types.
- Cheaper costs along with quicker mobile app development times are attainable due to the apps using common forms of coding languages along with simple web technologies.
- The apps are easier to update because users do not have to download additional requirements.
- HTML5 is not monitored and requires no approval so the content has no restrictions.
- Because these apps get delivered directly via a browser, these HTML5 apps do not incur any fees.
- Some limitations exist in accessing native features, non-HTML type capabilities, and performance. This makes it hard to develop things like camera widgets as hybrid apps.
- Poorer performance can be expected due to the HTML5 apps having limited access to the hardware of a phone. This especially affects an app’s graphics capabilities.
- Monetizing opportunities for these hybrid apps may be limited because of the absence of ‘in-app’ purchases and the ‘paid-app’ feature.
Use your mobile app for the most commonly used functions, then link to more capabilities on your mobile site that can provide you with less commonly used functions.
- Gives you a balance of mobile Web and mobile App capabilities.
- Might not give you the best user experience because of the ‘switching’ between app and browser.