With the increase in smartphone usage, businesses are giving utmost importance to mobile app development. It uses a set of techniques to develop a fully structured mobile app based on specific standards. Mobile apps are of different types such as native, mobile web apps, and hybrid apps.
Native apps are installed through an application store such as Google Play or Apple’s App Store. They are developed specifically for one platform and can take full advantage of all the device features like the camera, the GPS, the accelerometer, the compass, the list of contacts, and so on. It can also incorporate gestures such as standard operating-system gestures or new, app-defined gestures. Native apps can use device notification system and can work offline. They allow the user to use device-specific hand gestures. Android and iOS are gradually developing different conventions for interaction, and a native app responds the way its user expects. Native apps get the approval of the app store they are intended for, which means most of the time the user can be assured of improved safety and security of the app. The performance is faster because they store information locally and only synchronise with the server after the user is done using the app.
Mobile web apps
They are websites which looks like native applications. They are written in HTML5.Web Apps are basically internet-enabled applications that are accessible via the mobile device's Web browser. Users don't need to download and install the app onto the mobile device in order to access it. The web app can be used on most devices capable of surfing the web, regardless of the operating system they use. They are much easier for users to discover since their pages can be displayed in search results and listed in common search engines such as Google or Bing. It is much easier to update or maintain by the developer. Visitors to your regular website can be automatically sent to the mobile web app when they are on a handheld mobile device.
The development of mobile application comprises of different layers.
Presentation layer:While designing this layer, app developers are supposed to determine the correct client type which is compliant with the infrastructure. The other prerequisite for designing this layer is selecting the correct data format and put in place a strong data validation technique so that your app can be protected from invalid data input.
Business layer:Logging, caching, validation, security and exception management are various aspects that the business layer.In order to reduce the complexity of this layer, separate the tasks into various categories.
Data layer : This layer meets with the application requirements and facilitates secure data transactions. All the data access functionalities are encapsulated inside this layer and it manages all the data connections needed by the mobile application. It handles all the CRUD (Create, Read, Update and Delete)operations.
Choosing a right app developer might be the most significant and important challenge in the whole app development process. There are a large number of mobile app development companies around the world. It is so important to choose the app developer with the highest precision and carefulness. From all development companies, you have to choose the one, which really deserves your time, trust and money. Below you can find some proven and solid tips, which will help you to decide about your app development partner.
1.Make sure that the developers understand your project needs,products and users.
2.Check their portfolio
4.Check if they have an idea about the app development and further improvement.
5.Check the quality and affordability of previous works.