The demand for mobile applications has increased in recent years and going to increase for many years to come. Mobile apps are very feasible to access on a daily basis. Most businesses prefer to have their own mobile app, as the web users are switching to mobile devices rapidly. Especially e-commerce businesses need mobile app in order to retain their customers.
Native mobile apps are designed to be “native” to one platform, whether it’s Apple iOS, Google’s Android, or Windows Phone. The native platform is advantageous because it optimizes the user experience. It is developed specifically for the platform, so it can operate more quickly and intuitively.
They can also access the phone’s various devices, such as its camera and address book. Also, users can use some apps without an Internet connection.
These apps run through web browsers. All hybrid apps are developed through the HTML5 programming language. Hybrid apps have a greater capacity for streamlining the development process. Because they don’t have to be built and maintained for separate platforms, your business can save on time and resources. It’s ideal for apps that primarily deliver content. Tools such as PhoneGap and Sencha Touch are used to design and code across platforms.
Adaptive web applications, scale to fit the different screen sizes of mobile devices. For these apps, the design doesn’t change. Web apps are built using the most popular programming languages. Web apps can be designed to run reasonably well via almost any smart mobile web browser — from the full-featured browsers such as the ones available for iPhones and Android phones, to the mid-range browsers such as on BlackBerry phones.